STRANGER awarded in Karlovy Vary

We are very thrilled to announce that Stranger by Zhengfan Yang was awarded the Grand Prix in the Proxima Competition at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

The hotel room as a place where everyone is a stranger. A place that is yours for just a moment. A temporarily intimate space entered by a maid in order to clean it while, if possible, not leaving a trace of her visit. Each episode of Stranger is set in such a place, and each is captured in one long take. Weaving together a series of episodic stories – some humorous and absurd, some poignant and mysterious – that all unfold within a seemingly confined space, Stranger explores the idea of home while being away from it, and sheds light on the distinctive yet universal experiences of isolation and loneliness.

The film is produced by Shengze Zhu of Burn the Film, in co-production with BALDR Film, Norsk Filmproduksjon and Les Films de l’Apres Midi. The film was supported by the Hubert Bals Fund, Sørfond – Norwegian South Film Fund and Aide Aux Cinémas Du Monde of CNC.

BALDR Film was well presented during this year Karlovy Vary Film Festival, besides Stranger our co-production Banzo premiered in the Crystle Globe competition. Also Cannes-winner All we imagine as Light by Payal Kapadia and Sundance-winner In the Land of Brothers by Raha Amirfazli and Alireza Ghasemi were screened during the festival.
The Karlovy Vary Film Festival is an annual film festival taking place in Czech Republic.