The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival announced the program on Tuesday that “The Nest”, starring Jude Law will close the Festival.
The story follows Rory (Jude Law), a commodities broker who finds his trading opportunities in the US gradually drying up and moves with his family to his native England with the promise of a lucrative new start.
The film’s main question is what price they are willing to pay to get Rory the contract of his dreams, a deal that will propel him to the highest echelons of society.
Director Sean Durkin’s unsettling drama “The Nest” (UK – Canada coproduction, 2020), with its aesthetic precision, explores man’s inflated relationship with wealth and is set largely in the era of Reagan’s booming economic liberalism in America.
The 55th KVIFF will open with a special concert featuring the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical “Jesus Christ Superstar”, performed by the cast of the musical, which premiered at the Spirála Theatre in Prague, on the stage in front of the Hotel Thermal in Karlovy Vary.
The performance will be performed by the Vary Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ota Balage. The concert celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Broadway premiere of “Jesus Christ Superstar” on June 12, 1971.
In another special screening, KVIFF 2021 will screen “Stray Cats’ Dreams”, a documentary by director David Sís about his world-famous brother, illustrator, and children’s author Petr Sís (“The Wall: Adults Behind the Iron Curtain”).
The documentary will be accompanied by an exhibition entitled Petr Sís: “Through Story” in the Moser Lounge on the first floor of the Hotel Thermal, which will be on display throughout the festival, from 20-28, August.
Karlovy Vary on Tuesday also unveiled a new COVID policy, whereby visitors’ COVID status – fully vaccinated, cured, or tested – will be indicated by color-coded wristbands, which will be used to gain access to cinemas and festival venues.
Oscar-winning Czech director Jan Sverak (“Kolja”) will be honored with the President’s Award at KVIFF 2021. Sverak will receive the award on August 26th before a special screening of his drama “The Ride”, which won the Karlovy Vary Crystal Globe for Best Film at the 30th KVIFF in 1995.
Jude Law filmed in Hungary in 2014. Budapest finally got to play itself in the film “The Spy”. This was a rarity at the time. How could we forget that Jason Statham thought Lake Balaton was a sea, not to mention that the Hungarian police were always late. It was a great film, we had a good laugh, and the capital provided a picturesque backdrop for the spy action scenes.