Solomon and Prosenc awarded at Karlovy Vary

Alexia Muiños Ruiz
Alexia Muiños Ruiz

I do not care if we go down in History as Barbarians has received the Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

The film has been produced by EWA Network president Ada Solomon and directed by Radu Jude. It explains the story of a director who refuses to compromise with Holocaust deniers.

Ada Solomon dedicated the award “to every true patriot who dares to speak the truth about their country” and cited parallels in the fight for the truth about Romania's role in Holocaust with the honesty of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, voicing hope he “will be a filmmaker, not a martyr.”


The film directed by Slovenian Sonja Prosenc, mostly shot in Friuli Venezia Giulia (IT) in the summer of 2017, won the special jury mention for artistic achievement at 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
The world première, which took place the 30th June in the Czech city, counted 2000 spectators.

  • produced by Monoo (SLO)
  • co-produced by Nadia Trevisan for Nefertiti Film with Rai Cinema (ITA) and Incitus (N)
  • supported by Eurimage, Slovenia Film Center, Viba Film Studio, RTV Slovenia, MEDIA Creative Europe, ReAct, Fondo per l'Audiovisivo del Friuli Venezia Giulia, Film Commission Friuli Venezia Giulia, Norsk Filminstitutt, MediaFund Zefyr (Stavenger)

Cypriot director Tonia Mishiali, who has an impressive and long-running festival track record with her shortfilms including Locarno, Palm Springs and Sarajevo, premiered her feature debut PAUSE at the East of the West competition at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

In her films, Mishiali deals with subjects that touch on social issues and the role of women in modern-day society.