Directors’ Fortnight has added a special screening title to its lineup for this year’s event which kicks off at the Cannes Film Festival next month. The Nothing Factory, by Portugal’s Pedro Pinho, is described as a riff on the subject of industrialization, unemployment and the workers’ struggle. Fortnight chief Edouard Waintrop calls it “a highly original film oscillating between intimate drama, social realist comedy and the occasional musical number.” Pinho is also a cinematographer whose credits include 2008’s Bab Septa and 2013’s Un Film Du Mundo.The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is set to honor composer James Newton Howard with its Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema. An opening ceremony concert will be conducted by the Oscar and Golden Globe nominee, and Grammy and Emmy winner, with music from Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them performed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Also receiving special Crystal Globes at the 52nd KVIFF are directing/screenwriting collaborators Ken Loach and Paul Laverty whose I, Daniel Blake won the Palme d’Or in Cannes last year. Among other honorees is filmmaker Vaclav Vorlicek who is receiving the President’s Award for Artistic Contribution to Czech Film. Further, the fest will world premiere the digitally-restored version of 1966 Oscar winner The Shop On Main Street by Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos. KVIFF runs June 30-July 8.
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