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LAND OF THE FREE to compete at Karlovy Vary

The Danish documentary Land of the Free has been selected to compete at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

The film, which is directed by Camilla Magid, will compete in the documentary competition.

Land of the Free follows ex-prisoners in the US trying to enter society and rebuild their lives. In the economically depressed neighbourhoods of South Central Los Angeles, it’s far too easy to get on the wrong side of the law. One fateful day 42-year-old Brian, who has just been released from serving a long prison sentence, experiences it firsthand. The vicious cycle of social determination, however, also begins to effect the lives of teenager Juan and seven-year-old Gianni. The debuting director immerses herself in the depths of human vulnerability in order to draw out fragments of hope.

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival takes place from the 30th of June to the 8th of July in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.

You can read our interview with Camilla Magid here.  

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.