KVIFF: Hollywood actor, director Ethan Hawke star guest

The star guest of this year’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) will be the American actor, director and writer Ethan Hawke, organisers announced.

Hawke will receive the Festival President’s Award and present Paul Schrader’s thriller First Reformed, in which he portrays a priest undergoing a crisis of faith.

KVIFF takes place from 20 to 28 August. The Festival President’s Award is given to actors, directors, and producers who have contributed in a fundamental way to the development of contemporary world cinema.

Author: Brian Kenety