KVIFF announces more guests

Tim Robbins, Terry Gilliam and Anna Paquin will introduce films

More guests have been announced for the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The festival will run from June 29 to July 7 at the spa town in Western Bohemia. The complete list of films scheduled for the festival is also now online.

Actor and director Tim Robbins will receive the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema. He will introduce two of his films, the political satire Bob Roberts and the historical drama The Cradle Will Rock, about a musical that was produced during the Great Depression.

He will also perform a concert with the band Tim Robbins and the Rogues Gallery.

Robbins won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for the film Mystic River.

It is now official that director Terry Gilliam will be coming with his new film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. The former Monty Python member announced his appearance over social media last week, but it was not confirmed by the festival.

A recent ruling by a French court of appeals concerning legal issues over the film's ownership does not seem like it will prevent the screening.

Gilliam was previously at the festival in 2006 and directed the film The Brothers Grimm in the Czech Republic in 2005.

A documentary called Lost in La Mancha about Gilliam's previous attempt to make the same film was shown at the 37th KVIFF.

Another high-profile star coming to the festival is actress Anna Paquin, along with actor/director Stephen Moyer. They will present the film The Parting Glass, a drama about a death in a family.

Paquin is known for her appearances as Rogue in some of the X-Men films, and she won an Oscar for her debut role in The Piano. She also appeared in the TV series True Blood and will soon be in Martin Scorsese's new film The Irishman.

Moyer is best-known for his appearances in the series True Blood and is now in the series The Gifted. The Parting Glass is his directorial debut.

Actor Rory Cochrane, famous for his work in CSI; Miami, will present the film Hostiles, a Western set in the 1890s. The film has been praised for its efforts to accurately depict Native Americans. Producer John Lesher will also present the film. He won an Oscar for the 2014 film Birdman, starring Micheal Keaton.

New Zealand actress Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie will present the film Leave No Trace, which currently has a 100 percent rating on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. The film is about a father and daughter who live off the grid in a forest. McKenzie appeared in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Actor Caleb Landry Jones was recently in the films Get Out and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. He also appeared in the series Twin Peaks and Breaking Bad. Jones will be on hand for the screening of the competition film To the Night, a psychological drama about an artist with PTSD.

French director Romain Gavras has made videos for M.I.A, Kanye West and Jay-Z, as well as numerous TV commercials. He will show off his new feature film The World Is Yours, a comedy featuring Isabelle Adjani and Vincent Cassel.

These guests are in addition to the previously announced list that includes director Richard Linklater, who will introduce a block of films called Made in Texas. Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson, Danish actress Trine Dyrholm, screenwriter Rachel Shenton and director Chris Overton are also coming. Levinson will also receive a Crystal Globe.

The Karlovy Vary International film Festival is one of just a few that allows film fans not directly involved in the industry to see films, though lines for tickets can be long. There are also usually some free public screenings outdoors.

The opening film will be the 1965 comedy Loves of a Blonde (Lásky jedné plavovlásky), shown in memory of late director Miloš Forman.

While this is 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the event was established in 1946 and ranks among the world's oldest. The discrepancy in numbers is because it alternated with the Moscow International Film Festival until after the Velvet Revolution. 

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