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Little Crusader wins top honour at Karlovy Vary Film Fest

It is the first time in 15 years that the festival’s famous Crystal Globe for main prize has gone to a Czech film.

world cinema Updated: Jul 09, 2017 18:39 IST
Karel Roden in a still from Little Crusader.
Karel Roden in a still from Little Crusader.

Czech director Valclav Kadrnka’s psychological drama Little Crusader won the Grand Prix at the 52nd edition of the Karlovy Vary international film festival. Set in the past, the film features Karel Roden as a knight forced to confront his own deepest inner fears when his young son goes missing after running away from home inspired by stories of the Crusades.

It is the first time in 15 years that the festival’s famous Crystal Globe for main prize has gone to a Czech film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Slovakian filmmaker Peter Bebjak received the best director honour for The Line, about a cigarette smuggling syndicate that works the Ukrainian border with Slovakia.

While, best actress trophy was jointly shared by Jowita Budnik and Eliane Umuhire for their roles in Polish feature Birds Are Singing In Kigali.

Alexander Yatsenko won the best actor award for his role in Boris Khlebnikov’s Arrhythmia.