“I can’t wait to share them with the audience”: Parts of Karlovy Vary programme revealed

Photo: Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary

Two months before it kicks off, the organisers of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival have just revealed the first details of this year’s programme, including a retrospective of Japanese director Yasuzo Masamura and a restored version of a neglected Czechoslovak New Wave drama.

A swarm of photographers captured the unveiling of the poster for the 57th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival at a news conference on Tuesday.

The image presents the numbers five and seven as colourful, retro-style lines against a black background and is the work, as every year, of Studio Najbrt.

It was specifically created by studio founder Aleš Najbrt and his colleague Jakub Spurný, who said the poster itself was just the beginning.

“It’s like an experimental game with legibility and also movement, because on social media and in the cinema you will see an animated version of this poster, where the number will transform into other forms and so on.

“So we not only have this version of this number – we’ve also got many others, which you will also see in print and so on.”

See the rest here.

Author: Ian Willoughby