Monday, 28 April 2014

KARLOVY VARY TO FETE WILLIAM FRIEDKIN, ZDENEK SVERAK AND ANONYMOUS CONTENT


The Karlovy Vary Film Festival has announced three honorees set for this July's edition of the acclaimed fest. Oscar-winning director William Friedkin, famous for The French Connection and The Exorcist, will receive the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema. His much-maligned cult classic remake of The Wages of Fear, 1977's Sorcerer, will be presented in a restored version. Czech writer-director Zdenek Sverak, winner of the fest's Special Mention for his screenplay for his son's 2007 film Empties, will be given the Festival President's Award. And American production company Anonymous Content, recently behind TV's True Detective series on HBO, will be the subject of a tribute. You'll surely recognise some of the films they've had a hand in: Wild at Heart, Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Babel and Winter's Bone. They'll present a selection of their most-loved productions, with Oscar-nominated founder Steve Golin and company manager Michael Sugar in attendance.