Karlovy Vary IFF to Feature a Borderline Films Retrospective

Josh Mond Antonio Campos Sean Durkin - H 2011
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Josh Mond Antonio Campos Sean Durkin - H 2011

Antonio Campos, Josh Mond and Sean Durkin are to be the fest’s honorees.

MOSCOW -- The 48th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, running June 28 through July 6,  will present the first complete retrospective of the New York-based production company Borderline Films.

The company’s main creative trio of director/producer Antonio Campos, producer Josh Mond and director/producer Sean Durkin are to be the focus of attention.

"We are very excited to share our deep appreciation of the work of Antonio, Sean and Josh with our festival audience,” KVIFF’s artistic director Karel Och said in a statement, adding that the festival “thrives on screening the best of unique, independent filmmaking from around the world” and is honored to welcome “these true auteurs.“

"We are truly humbled by this honor,” Campos, Durkin and Mond said in a joint statement. “As a company, we have spent the past 10 years making films we believe in and working with the people we love. We never stop creating and moving forward, but we are excited to take this week in Karlovy Vary to look back on the work with many of our collaborators/extended family and to share the films with a new audience."

The retrospective “Borderline Films: The First Ten Years” will kick off with a screening of the company’s first production, Campos’ 2005 short Buy It Now, which brought the director the first prize at the Cinéfondation at the Cannes Film Festival.

Among other films to be featured are Durkin’s 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene, gestated through the Sundance director’s lab, which was also screened at the Toronto and New York film festivals and collected the Next Generation award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

The retrospective will also include a "carte blanche" screening, for which Campos, Durkin and Mond will each select one of their favorite non-Borderline produced films, and the trio will also teach a master class at the festival.