Three Quebec films to receive world bows at Karlovy Vary


Quebec director Rafael Ouellet’s Camion (pictured) will screen in official competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

The auteur director’s latest film from producer Coop Vidéo of Montreal will have its world premiere at the prestigious Czech Republic festival, traditionally a launch-pad for East European films.

Camion portrays a trucker on a road trip to fix his life after being part of a deadly traffic accident is one of ten Canadian films to screen at the prestigious East European film festival.

Another nine Canadian films will screen in Karlovy Vary, including additional world bows for Martin Villeneuve’s Mars et Avril, from Montreal-based EMA Films, and Les Maneges Humains, by director Martin Laroche and producer Productions Sisyphe of Montreal.

Also booked for Karlovy Vary is another festival circuit screening for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, to appear in the Horizon sidebar after a world debut in Cannes.

And the Another View program has booked Guy Maddin’s Keyhole, which bowed in Berlin, and Hors les Murs, a France-Belgium-Canada minority co-production from writer/director David Lambert.

And Canada is sending two genre pics to the festival’s Midnight Screenings sidebar: Casey Walker’s A Little Bit Zombie and Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal, from director Boris Rodriguez.

Rounding out the Canadian contingent in Karlovy Vary is Vincent Morisset’s Inni, a Canada/Iceland/UK co-production, and Steve Elkins’ The Reach of Resonance, a co-production between Canada, the U.S., Slovak Republic, Palestine, France, Czech Republic and Australia.

The 47th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is set to run from June 29 to July 7.