Press 04 JUN 2013

Karlovy Vary 2013

In the name of the Son by Vincent Lannoo, Tenderness by Marion Hänsel and Tango Libre by Frédéric Fonteyne will be part of 48th Karlovy Vary Festival (Czech Republic) program which will be held from June 28th to July 6th.

In the name of the son tells the story of Elisabeth, a brilliant, radiant and sunny on the day Father Achille arrives at her home. He is going to become part of her family. A perfect family that admires Elisabeth so much for her chat show on "Christian Hope Radio", for the time that she devotes to others, her family and housework. But neither her faith, nor "Christian Hope Radio", nor love will prevent Elisabeth from falling into the limbo of reality. The lies of her husband, the silence of the church and the denial of those closest to her will cause her to embark upon a violent crusade. A crusade that will be marked by doubt.

Produced by Yoni Productions, the film is supported by a strong cast : Astrid Whettnall, Philippe Nahon, Achille Ridolfi and Zacharie Chasseriaud discovered in The Giants by Bouli Lanners or Tango Libre by Frédéric Fonteyne.

Starring Olivier Gourmet and Maryline Canto, Tenderness by Marion Hänsel, produced by Man's Film, will be presented within the "Another view" section which proposes films displaying unusual artistic approaches.  the film tells the story of a couple, separated for the past 15 years, who find themselves together again for the duration of a two day journey to go and get their son, hospitalized in another country after a serious ski accident. What do they still feel for one another, indifference, rancor, jealousy? Or perhaps complicity, friendship and, who knows, love. This light-hearted road movie, which takes us from Brussels to the summit of the Alps, will allow us to discover two profoundly sincere beings for whom we can only feel affection.

Premiered in January at International Film Festival Rotterdam, the film will be released in Belgium and in France next autumn.

Tango Libre, Frédéric Fonteyne's latest feature produced by Artémis Productions will be presented within the "Horizons" section.

3 coproductions from Wallonia Brussels will also be screened in Karlovy Vary:
The Congres by Ari Folman (Entre Chien et Loup), Blue is the Warmest Color by Abdellatif Kechich (Scope, RTBF) and L'Ecume des jours by Michel Gondry (Scope)

Each year, the Karlovy Vary IFF presents over 180 feature films from all over the world. Apart from the films in the special retrospectives, the films were released during the past year and many of them are screened as world, international or European premieres. Once again this year, audiences will enjoy interesting retrospectives and focuses in addition to the traditional program sections.

In the name of the Son
Tenderness
Tango Libre