Actors including Casey Affleck and Uma Thurman and composer James Newton Howard were honoured at the 52nd Karlovy Vary film festival in the Czech Republic. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Karlovy Vary International Film Festival kicked off on Friday (June 30) in the west Bohemian spa town in Czech Republic. The Festival opening on Friday (June 30) was attended by the U.S. actors Casey Affleck and Uma Thurman and composer James Newton Howard. Academy Award winning actor Casey Affleck is the recipient of this year's Festival President's Award. The 41-year-old actor will introduce the cinematic poem "A Ghost Story", together with the writer and director David Lowery and producers Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston. Uma Thurman, who is also a recipient of this year's Festival President's Award, will present Quentin Tarantino's cult film Kill Bill. This year's Festival's programme features themes of passion, betrayal and revenge. Founded in 1946, The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is ranked as one of the most prestigious film festivals globally and as the most influential film event in Central and Eastern Europe.