Agnieszka Holland was appointed to preside over the Main Competition jury at the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The Festival takes place from 28th June to 6th July 2013 in Czech Republic.
Polish Director heads the International Jury
‘I have always found the very principle of competition in art problematic and it's why I rarely agree to be a jury member. How can you compare such different movies, especially when watched in different weather, at different times of the day, as the first or last in sequence, or before or after a meal...? However, I couldn't miss the opportunity to discover [...] new films at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. It is a different selection - more open and unexpected than other big festivals - chosen with a sensibility that is close to my heart. I am sure that it will be real cinematic experience and that we all - the Jury - will have great time. I think it is an honour to lead the Jury here.’ said Agnieszka Holland about being chosen to head the KVIFF Jury.
Agnieszka Holland’s ties with the Czech Republic
Agnieszka Holland is connected in many ways to the Czech Republic. She graduated in film directing from FAMU in Prague. In 2013, she directed a mini-series called ‘Burning Bush’ about a Czech student - Jan Palach. The film tells the story of a protest against the invasion of Warsaw Pact armed forces on Czechoslovakia.
‘Burning Bush’ will be shown for the first time on the big screen at the 48th Karlovy Vary Festival.