Spanish film wins main Karlovy Vary prize

Spanish director Agusti Vila's film "The Mosquito Net" won the main prize at the 45th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on Saturday night. A jury led by US producer Ron Yerxa picked Vila's film featuring Geraldine Chaplin in a silent role as the Grand Prix-Crystal Globe winner out of the 12 movies in the competition. The film recounts the story of members of a rich family, plagued by guilt, who have problems communicating with each other.

“Kooky” by Oscar-winning Czech director Jan Svěrák earned the Special Jury Prize. A German, French, Swiss and Romanian co-production 'Aurora' by Romanian director Cristi Puiu won the East of the West section, Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov and Slovak director Juraj Herz were presented with Crystal Globes for their outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema.

Author: Chris Johnstone