from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of northwest Czech Republic west of Prague. Chartered in the 14th century, it has medicinal sulfur springs and has long been popular as a spa. Population: 50,700.
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The premier showcase for eastern European films, Karlovy Vary is a festival filled with tradition from both east and west, usually inviting many films from Sundance to have their European premiere.
Access to Karlovy Vary is easiest by flying to Prague, which is serviced by many American and European airlines.
Certain festivals such as Cannes, Venice or Karlovy Vary may request a premiere in their territory; this may affect timing and strategy.
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
The Karlovy Vary Festival also showed three Czech films that could not be shown at Cannes, including Jiri Menzel's Closely Watched Trains, which went on to win the 1968 Oscar for best foreign film.
There was a great deal of excitement about the international film festival at the spa of Karlovy Vary because the Cannes Film Festival, three weeks earlier, had been closed by directors Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, Claude Lelouch, Louis Malle, and Roman Polanski to show sympathy for the students and strikers.