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Lost in Karastan / Lost in Karastan / Ztracen v Karastánu

Ben Hopkins
Director: Ben Hopkins
Cast list: Matthew MacFadyen, Noah Taylor, Myanna Buring, Richard van Weyden, Lasha Ramishvili, Umit Unal
Screenplay: Ben Hopkins, Pawel Pawlikowski
Director of Photography: Jörg Gruber
Editor: Alan Levy
Music: Andreas Lucas
Producer: Mike Downey, Sam Taylor
Distribution: Film and Music Entertainment
Rights: Film and Music Entertainment
Country: United Kingdom, Georgia, France
Year: 2014
Running time (min.): 96
Presentation format: 2k digital
Language: English
Subtitles: Czech
Movie synopsis: In another co-production, Mike Downey offers a darkly humorous depiction of a dictatorship surviving in the post-Soviet territory (similarly to The President, also screened at the festival). Director and scriptwriter Ben Hopkins collaborated with Pawel Pawlikowski (who recently won an Oscar for Ida) on the script, and the result is a sarcastic picture that pokes fun at tyranny and artistic pride. The main protagonist, acclaimed director Emil (Matthew Macfayden), suffering from writer's block, accepts an invitation to Karastan to attend a local festival. The president and dictator orders him to make an epic film about the national hero of Karastan. Emil realizes too late that he was blinded by his own ego and he has become a puppet of the national “ego”, personified by the charismatic ruler.
Awards and Nominations:
Montréal IFF 2014 - In Competition
 

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with support of
British Council
British Council
British Embassy Prague
British Embassy Prague
Screenings
21.03.2015 / 14:00 Praha |CineStar Anděl, # 1, Instinkt     buy ticket Add to My Program
22.03.2015 / 18:30 Praha |CineStar Anděl, # 1, Instinkt     buy ticket Add to My Program
23.03.2015 / 16:00 Praha |CineStar Anděl, # 1, Instinkt     buy ticket Add to My Program
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