The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is a film festival held annually in July in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. The Karlovy Vary Festival is one of the oldest festivals in the world and has become Central and Eastern Europe's leading film event.
The new edition of the festival will run from July 1 to July 9.
Regarding the plot summary, the film narrates the story of Haleh and her husband Amir, who should overcome their difficulties. Their four-year-old son suddenly stops speaking. It is clear that there is no physiological reason; therefore, they visited a psychotherapist, providing a practical solution. At this time, the father wants to take care of the son, and the mother wants to stay away. Such a change leads the family to a complex tension, which is difficult to get rid of that.
At its 56th edition, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is introducing a new competition section, Proxima, which aims to be an exclusive venue for filmmakers waiting to be discovered as well as for renowned directors seeking to redefine their work. Unlike its predecessor, the East of the West competition, Proxima is open to films from the entire world.
“Like A Fish on the Moon” directed by Dornaz Hajiha will be competing against other films from Czech Republic, Argentina, Canada, Spain, Brazil and Australia at this section.
Also, “Summer with Hope” directed by Sadaf Foroughi will be screened at the Crystal Globe Competition of the festival as the representative of Canadian cinema.
In this film, Foroughi further develops her distinctive style based on visual storytelling and, within the genre of social drama, presents an original, atypical cinematic work.