Two romantic dramas will close the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Czech A-list festival to kick off 56th anniversary event with opening film Super herothe new feature film by Italian director Paolo Genovese (Perfect strangers) on July 1 and will close on July 9 with a gala screening of George Miller Three thousand years of nostalgia.
Jasmine Trinca (The son’s room) and Alessandro Borghi (Suburra) star in Super hero as a mismatched couple — she’s an impulsive draughtsman, he’s a physics professor literally — whose superpower finds the strength to keep their relationship together for over a decade.
In Three thousand years of nostalgia, the cursed couple is made up of Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba. She is a lone scholar visiting Turkey; it uncorks an age-old genius. Three thousand years of nostalgia premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last month. Super hero was a 2021 holiday release in Italy.
Karlovy Vary also added three Cannes releases to its 2022 line-up on Wednesday: Lukas Dhont’s Grand Jury Prize close — an intimate coming-of-age tale about the friendship between two 13-year-old boys; Riley Keough and Gina Gammell please the crowd war pony; about two young Oglala Lakota men growing up on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, which won Best Debut Film at Cannes; and Brett Morgen’s David Bowie documentary Lunar Reverie.