Spanish director Vila wins at Czech film festival

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Spanish director Agusti Vila's film "The Mosquito Net" won the main prize at the Czech Republic's Karlovy Vary international film festival Saturday.

A jury led by US producer Ron Yerxa in the western Czech spa city picked Vila's film featuring Geraldine Chaplin in a silent role as the Grand Prix-Crystal Globe winner out of 12 movies.

Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov and Czech director Juraj Herz received Crystal Globes for "outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema" at the festival.

British actor Jude Law arrived in Karlovy Vary, about 130 kilometres (80 miles) west of Prague, earlier in the week to receive the Festival President's Award.

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