Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

SINCE: 1946

WHERE: Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is the largest film festival in the Czech Republic and the most prestigious such festival in Central and Eastern Europe. It is one of the oldest A-list film festivals (i.e., non-specialized festivals with a competition for feature-length fiction films), a category it shares with the festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, San Sebastian, Moscow, Montreal, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Among filmmakers, buyers, distributors, sales agents, and journalists, KVIFF is considered the most important event in all of Central and Eastern Europe.

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János Szász’s THE NOTEBOOK Wins GRAND PRIX – CRYSTAL GLOBE at the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

János Szász’s THE NOTEBOOK Wins GRAND PRIX – CRYSTAL GLOBE at the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

THE NOTEBOOK (LE GRAND CAHIER / A nagy füzet ) directed by János SzászTHE NOTEBOOK (LE GRAND CAHIER / A nagy füzet ) directed by János Szász

THE NOTEBOOK (LE GRAND CAHIER / A NAGY FÜZET ) directed by János Szász won the GRAND PRIX – CRYSTAL GLOBE at the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival which took place from June 28th to July 6th in Czech Republic. THE NOTEBOOK is described as a fascinating and hard-hitting adaptation of the controversial first novel by Hungarian writer Agota Kristof about 13-year-old twins forced to spend the last years of the Second World War with their cruel grandmother somewhere near the Hungarian border. A FIELD IN ENGLAND directed by Ben Wheatley was awarded the SPECIAL JURY PRIZE. In the film, which takes place in England during the Civil War, a group of men flee from a raging battle but they are captured and forced to take part in a hunt for treasure supposedly buried somewhere in a field. But before they start digging, they gobble up some strange-looking mushrooms and then everything goes ‘crazy.’