This article was modified on May 29, 2001.
LONDON — Variety and the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival today announced the 10 pic line-up for this year’s Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now fest sidebar.
Presented in conjunction with European Film Promotion (EFP), this is the fourth year that Karlovy Vary has programmed 10 films as official selections chosen by Variety‘s team of international film critics.
The films are screened twice during the fest, which runs July 5-14 this year. In addition, Variety and EFP, which reps 18 countries in Europe, host a Euro filmmakers party on the first Monday of the fest (July 9), in which the filmmakers from the series are presented to the international press and given their Critics’ Choice awards.
Variety, along with the festival and the Prague Studios production facility, will also host a seminar during the festival entitled Central European Production: Keeping the Boom from Going Bust.
Karlovy Vary, founded in 1946, is one of Europe’s oldest film fests. Along with a select group that includes Cannes, Berlin, Venice and San Sebastian, it is recognized by FIAPF, the governing body for international fests, as one of Europe’s ‘A’ certificate, or non-specialized competitive fests.
Now in its 95th year of publication, Variety has been reviewing films almost since the birth of cinema and the Critics’ Choice sidebar represents the entertainment publication’s first and only foray into festival programming.
The complete 2001 roster of Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now is:
“Risotto” Olga Malea (Greece)
“I Love Budapest” Agnes Incze (Hungary)
“The Praying Mantis” Paul Harather (Austria)
“Flickering Lights” Anders Thomas Jensen (Denmark)
“With Great Joy” Lodewijk Crijns (Holland)
“Happy Man” Malgorzata Szumowska (Poland)
“The Other Side” Salvador Garcia Ruiz (Spain)
“Late Night Shopping” Saul Metzstein (U.K.)
“Forget America” Vanessa Jopp (Germany)
“Leave It To Lucie” Emmanuel Mouret (France)