Karlovy Vary Film Festival: Spanish Family Drama Wins Top Prize

The Mosquito Net's producer Luis Miñarro and director Agustí Vila (top); Best Actor co-winner Mateusz Kosciukiewicz Agustí Vila's psychological family drama La Mosquitera / The Mosquito Net won the Crystal Globe at the 2010 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, held in the Czech spa city. [Karlovy Vary 2010 list of winners.] Starring Geraldine Chaplin, Emma Suárez, Eduard Fernández, Marcos Franz, and Alex Batilori, The Mosquito […]

Karlovy Vary Film Festival Awards: 'Angel at Sea' Tops

2009 Karlovy Vary Film Festival Awards 2009 Karlovy Vary Film Festival: July 3-11 Photos: © Karlovy Vary Film Festival   Set in a small town in southern Morocco, Frédéric Dumont's Angel at Sea is a coming-of-age tale about a 12-year-old whose life undergoes a radical change after his father tells him an old secret. In addition to winning the Karlovy Vary Film Festival's Crystal Globe […]

Karlovy Vary Film Festival Awards: Icelandic Thriller Tops + Jerusalem Winners

Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2007 Awards: Icelandic thriller 'Jar City' wins Crystal Globe (image: 'Jar City' director Baltasar Kormákur and producer Lilja Pálmadóttir) Baltasar Kormákur's Jar City was named the Crystal Globe winner at the 2007 Karlovy Vary Film Festival's awards ceremony held at the Grand Hall of the Thermal Hotel on July 7, 2007. Adapted by Arnaldur Indriðason from his own novel, the Icelandic […]

Somber Thriller Tops Argentina's Silver Condors + Maggie Gyllenhaal Drama Is Karlovy Vary Favorite

'The Aura' with Ricardo Darín: Winner of six Silver Condor Awards. 'The Aura' movie wins six Argentinean Film Critics Silver Condor Awards On June 26, the Argentinean Film Critics Association handed out its Silver Condor Awards at the Cine Gaumont in Buenos Aires. The top winner of Argentina's most prestigious film prize was the recently deceased filmmaker Fabián Bielinsky, whose somber psychological thriller The Aura […]

Sexy & Violent Military Dictatorship + Anti-Jewish Bigotry & Hollywood Blacklist

'Damned Brazilian Movies!': Human-eating giant cods & demon-possessed serial killers Every Thursday, the Casa França-Brasil in downtown Rio de Janeiro has been presenting the film series “Malditos Filmes Brasileiros!” (Damned Brazilian Movies!) (website). If you're in Rio, good news: the screenings are free. (Image: Giant cod and all-too-willing victim in Adriano Stuart's Bacalhau (Bac's).) "Damned Brazilian Movies!" consists of low-budget (or no-budget) Brazilian productions – […]