Karlovy Vary film festival closes with awards ceremony
The 42nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival came to a close on Saturday night with a glitzy ceremony at the town's Thermal hotel. The festival's prize the Crystal Globe was presented to a number of directors and actors - and to US star Danny DeVito, who got an award for outstanding contribution to world cinema.
The award for best director went to Norway's Bard Breien for The Art of Negative Thinking, a dark look at the lives of the physically handicapped. Best actor was Sergej Puskepalis for his role in the Russian film Simple Things, while best actress was Pudor's Elvira Minguez.
The main star of the closing ceremony was Danny DeVito, who received a Crystal Globe for "outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema". A short film was shown about him, reminding the audience that, as well as being a very successful actor, DeVito has directed a number of films and also produced such movies as Pulp Fiction.