Rok Biček Among Ten Directors in Karlovy Vary
This year Rok Biček, the author of his debut Class Enemy, is among the selected directors. The films from the prestigious section will be screened on 6 and 7 July, and the rerun of Class Enemy will take place on 11 July.
Apart from Rok Biček directors from Austria, Norway, Great Britain, Spain, France, Georgia, Romania, Ireland and Italy will also be presented. The selected directors will be interviewed and they will have the opportunity to meet important European film professionals as well as an enthusiastic festival audience.
Class Enemy started its tour of the festivals successfully by qualifying for the last year's festival in Venice, where it also received its first award.
Afterwards the film was screened at approximately thirty festivals and already received 16 international awards. It will be screened at more festivals in the autumn. To date it has been purchased for regular cinematographic distribution in Austria, Switzerland and Italy.
The qualification of Class Enemy for Karlovy Vary, one of the most important film events in the Central and Eastern Europe, is certainly a great "peak" after its successful year‑long tour of the festivals.
The aforementioned festival section, organised by Variety, is also co‑organised by EFP (European Film Promotion), whose member is also the Slovenian Film Centre. The member states whose films are to be screened at the festival also support the event financially, thus ensuring that the directors are presented as well as possible.
Class Enemy is the third Slovenian film to be shown in the Variety section at the Karlovy Vary film festival. The first Slovenian film to be chosen for it in 2005 was Vinko Möderndorfer's film debut Suburbs, which managed to impress the Variety critics, while the second film selected in 2012 was A Trip by the director Nejc Gazvoda.
As we have already reported, the world premiere of the film The Tree, the first feature by the director Sonja Prosenc, will also take place in Karlovy Vary. The first official screening of this film is scheduled for 7 July at 16:00, and the second for 8 July at 13:30. The film will start its journey in an excellent competition programme, featuring the world premieres of the best films from Eastern Europe.
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