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Ten world premières in prospect for Karlovy Vary by Richard Mowe - 2019-05-28 15:15:38

Monsoon Photo: Kelly Padgett/Moonspun Films Among the Competition revealed today the organisers of the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic will be the world premiere of UK-Cambodian director Hong Khaou’s Monsoon, his follow-up to his 2014 Sundance debut Lilting.

The film stars Henry Golding from Crazy Rich Asians as a man struggling with his return to his native Vietnam for the first time in 30 years and seeking to rediscover his identity.

Other world premières in the 12-feature Competition include German director Jan Ole Gerster’s drama Lara, starring Corinna Harfouch; Slovenia’s Damjan Kozole, the winner of best director at the 2016 Kviff for Nightlife, returns with Half-Sister; and Felipe RíosThe Man From The Future set in Chile. The selection will see the international premiere of To The Stars by Martha Stephens, an elegant black-and-white drama set in 1960s Oklahoma about a sweet, withdrawn farmer
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Karlovy Vary reveals 2019 competition line-up

Selection includes Hong Khaou’s Monsoon, Jan-Ole Gerster’s Lara and Damjan Kozole’s Half-Sister.

The 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (June 28 - July 6) has unveiled the first competition titles in its Official Selection, East of the West and Documentary sections.

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The 12-strong main competition will include 10 world premieres and two international premieres.

UK director Hong Khaou’s Monsoon, his follow up to his 2014 Sundance debut Lilting, is among the world premieres. Backed by BBC Films, Monsoon stars Henry Golding, best known for Crazy Rich Asians, as a man struggling with his return to
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Karlovy Vary Features 10 World Premieres in Competition Lineup

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Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival, the leading movie event in Central and Eastern Europe, unveiled its competition lineup Tuesday with a geographically diverse selection, which includes 10 world and two international premieres.

Cambodia-born British filmmaker Hong Khaou brings the follow-up to his critically acclaimed Sundance debut “Lilting” with a moving drama about a young man of Vietnamese descent rediscovering his roots in “Monsoon,” starring “Crazy Rich Asians” actor Henry Golding.

Germany’s Jan-Ole Gerster follows his well-received debut, “Oh Boy,” winner of the European Film Academy’s European Discovery Award, with the world premiere of “Lara,” a psychological study starring Corinna Harfouch.

Kara Hayward, best-known for “Moonrise Kingdom,” stars in U.S. director Martha Stephens’ 1960s Oklahoma-set drama “To the Stars,” which premiered at Sundance and makes its international premiere at Karlovy Vary.

Spain’s Jonás Trueba “combines lightness and charm with intense existential emotions,” according to Kviff, in “August Virgin.
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Isa of the Day: Shoreline Becomes Latin American Talent & Literary Manager

Isa of the Day: Shoreline Becomes Latin American Talent & Literary Manager
Isa of the day is a continuing series of profiles of very special international sales agents. Shoreline Entertainment, one of the longest running independent film production companies and international sales agencies, has expanded its management arm to foster Latin American and women driven projects. You can see its Cannes lineup here.

The company was founded in 1992 by CEO and film producer Morris Ruskin whose production “Glengarry Glen Ross” launched him into the top level of indie producers. Shoreline’s Latin American Division for Management and Production is meeting with great success in repping over 25 directors, writers, actors, DPs and more.

Two interviews here, one with Alex Flores, the head of the division and the other with Diana Elizabeth Torres, a California based actress and writer illuminate their strategy and mission.

Alex and Morris’s friendship dates back 20 years, and their professional relationship flourished with films “Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School” starring Robert Carlyle,
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