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International Film Festival Karlovy Vary - KVIFF

08/20/2021

Festival Reviews

Mariner of the Mountains

Mariner of the Mountains

A beautifully textured travel diary disguised as a highly personal quest — or is it the other way around? Either way, Mariner of the Mountains (Marinheiro das Montanhas) from director Karim Aïnouz — whose swoony feminist melodrama The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão...

The Staffroom

The Staffroom

A newly appointed school counselor in Croatia tries to keep her head above water in the shark tank that is The Staff Room (Zbornica),  an auspicious if somewhat meandering feature debut from filmmaker Sonja Tarokic. Less a character study than the portrait of a...