Karlovy Vary 2007
Abstract42nd KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Records were broken at the 42nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (29 June to 7 July 2007). Festival president Jiří Bartoška and artistic director Eva Zaoralová welcomed 12,000 accredited guests, 500 more than in the previous year. Another record was passed when 580 journalists registered for KVIFF, 300 more than in 2006. Another record was passed when 580 journalists registered for KVIFF, 300 more than in 2006. And who really knows how many students and young cineastes flocked to Karlovy Vary from across the Czech and Slovak Republics, many of them sleeping in the park in tents provided by the festival and sometimes under the stairs of the Hotel Thermal when it rained. Even a children's play pen was added in the Thermal Hotel, the festival headquarters. With lines forming before the box offices as early at seven in the morning, the only...