Welcome to Karastan or Lost in Karastan

Lost in Karastan: Ben Hopkins Exclusive

Ben Hopkins was interviewed about Lost in Karastan and its upcoming release in the UK (22nd January).  Here's what he had to say about Matthew Macfadyen

The movie sees Matthew Macfadyen take on the central role of Emil Forester, so what were you looking for when you were casting this role? What did you see in Matthew that you thought would be perfect?

There are many films about artists, directors, poets, and writers and they tend to be quite tortured, twisted people who are self-obsessed, drink a lot, and have screaming fits. Normally, those people are annoying to watch and would be annoying in real life (laughs). We didn't want to focus on that kind of artist, we wanted to do someone who is a bit more down to earth, likeable, and slightly lost. Again, in the cinema, artists tend to have an incredible sense of purpose in knowing what they are doing but most of us are more human, lost, and are not quite sure what we are doing.

Matthew has an incredibly charming quality and he is as charismatic a person in real life as he is on screen. There is something instantly likeable about him, even when he is looking depressed; you just want to give him a cuddle when he looks sad (laughs). He is a very good comedian and he is trying to do more comedy in his career and a bit less serious costume drama. He immediately wanted to do it, which was great. It was just perfect for me.

Read the full interview on Female First

Lost in Karastan: Nominated for Best Comedy in National Film Awards 2016

Lost in Karastan (aka Welcome to Karastan) has been among the films nominated for the 2016 National Film Awards in the Best Comedy Category.  The following are all the films up for nomination in this category.

  • Absolutely Anything
  • Burn, Burn, Burn
  • Lost in Karastan
  • Man up
  • The Lobster
  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The public decides winners of each category by voting on the official Academy website at www.nationalfilmawards.co.uk.  This year’s 2nd annual National Film Awards 2016 for the UK takes place in London, on the 31st of March 2016.


Also, do see this review of Lost in Karastan from Flickreel

Lost In Karastan: In Cinemas and On Demand 22 January 2016

Lost in Karastan (aka Welcome to Karastan) will be opening in cinemas and On Demand in the UK starting 22 January.  You can watch the exciting trailer and view the new poster below.

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Lost in Karastan: 27 November release in the UK

Lost in Karastan (aka Welcome to Karastan) appears to be releasing in cinemas in the UK on 27 November according to several sites

Do be aware that this date has changed in the past, and still may change in the future

Welcome to Karastan: DVD coming soon to Amazon Germany

Welcome to Karastan is going to be available as a DVD at the German Amazon (Amazon.de) on 27 November.  The DVD is in English with German subtitles.

You can preorder the DVD HERE.

(thank you Marina for finding and sharing this!)

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