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.
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