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Brits storm Karlovy Vary

Helen Walsh's The Violators screens at KV

July 2015 | Karlovy Vary

There are a whopping 18 British features selected for Karlovy Vary International Film Festival’s 50th anniversary edition.

The popular film festival, held in the Czech spa town, kicks off on Friday 3 July.

Helen Walsh’s debut feature The Violators, which had its world premiere in Edinburgh, will feature in the competition of the Forum of Independents.

The British productions and coproductions to be showcased include documentaries Amy, I Am Belfast, Palio and UK/Israel co-production Women in Sink. Alongside these, Julien Temple's The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson is in Variety Critics’ Choice programme.

The Horizons section includes The Lobster, Tale of Tales, Slow West, Theeb and 45 Years.

Nic Roeg’s classic The Man Who Fell To Earth will show as a Midnight screening and Powell and Pressburger’s The Tales of Hoffman in the Out of the Past programme.

The Another View section will show Bridgend, The Falling, and Cemetery of Splendour.

Ben Rivers’ Things plays in Imagina.

Also, Northern Ireland’s 50 Shades Of Grey star Jamie Dornan and London filmmaker Sean Ellis will be in town to present the new epic co-production film Anthropoid, which begins filming in Czech Republic next month. The story is about the events surrounding the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. Dornan plays paratrooper Jan Kubis.

In the search for UK films for their programme, the team from Karlovy Vary join British Council in London every year to view a special programme of recently completed UK features, part of our extensive Festival Selector screenings programme.