Karlovy Vary Film Festival to honour Vladimír Smutný, Youssef Chahine

Published on Apr 17, 2019

Festival will also pay tribute to Velvet Revolution, unveils industry strands.

The 54th Karlovy Vary Film Festival (June 28-July 6) will honour Czech cinematographer Vladimír Smutný and Egyptian director Youssef Chahine.

Smutný, a seven-time winner of the Czech Lion for best cinematography, will receive the Kviff President’s Award. His best-known work includes films with Jiří Svoboda and Jan and Zdeněk Svěrák.

Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine (1926-2008), a five-time Palme d’Or nominee and Silver Bear winner (for Alexandria Why? in 1979), will be honoured at Kviff with a retrospective of 11 remastered films, comprising early lesser-known works and internationally recognised classics.


Author: Orlando Parfitt