KARLOVY VARY — Poland’s biggest film festival, New Horizons — which has a prize purse worth $95,000 — will open its 11th edition with Berlin Golden Bear winner “Nader and Simin: A Separation” by Asghar Farhadi.
The Iranian director’s story of a moral dilemma faced by a couple — torn between emigrating to give their daughter a better life or staying to care for an elderly parent with Alzheimer’s — screens at the opening of the Wroclaw-based event July 21.
Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Cannes grand jury prize winner “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” will also screen at the opening.
Pedro Almodovar’s “The Skin I Live In” — another Cannes competish screener — is the closing film on July 31.
The festival, which combines screenings with art events in the university city, has confirmed that helmers Terry Gilliam, Kim Ki-Duk and Bruno Dumont will be among the guests.
Competition winners are guaranteed distribution in Poland.