Academy Award® winning actor Casey Affleck will be the recipient of The Festival President’s Award at the 52nd edition of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) this summer. Affleck will introduce the mesmerizing cinematic poem A Ghost Story, together with the writer and director David Lowery and producers Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston.
The Festival President’s Award is a special honor given to actors, directors, and producers who have contributed in a fundamental way to the development of contemporary world cinema.
“We are very glad that Casey Affleck is accepting the Karlovy Vary IFF President’s Award and will present David Lowery’s new picture A Ghost Story at our 52nd edition. In 2013, the Festival presented, to great acclaim, Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, although Mr. Affleck was unable to attend. We regard Casey Affleck as one of the most intriguing actors in contemporary American film and are honored to welcome the filmmakers during the presentation of A Ghost Story.” – KVIFF President Jiří Bartoška