Not everyone is thrilled that the red carpet is rolled out for the American actor. At the festival, he will present his film “Crock of Gold” (eg: Goldkrug) about Irish musician Shane MacGowan.

Karlsbad (AP) – Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has arrived at the Karlsbad Film Festival in the Czech Republic. The star of films such as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” was greeted by many fans Thursday night at the airport and outside his hotel.

The 58-year-old shows up in Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) as the producer of the film “Crock of Gold” (about: Goldkrug) about Irish musician Shane MacGowan. The film about longtime punk band frontman “The Pogues” was on the festival schedule on Friday.

In Karlovy Vary, Depp does not accept any distinction, as is usually the case with high-ranking guests. His ex-wife Amber Heard had alleged domestic violence against the actor. Women’s rights groups have been disappointed that Depp is rolling out the red carpet in Europe. Festival chairman Jiri Bartoska dismissed the criticism on CT station: “That someone doesn’t get married, it happens. Depp is a “real star among all the stars”.

Another guest from the United States is actor and screenwriter Ethan Hawke. He will receive the Festival President’s Award at the closing gala on Saturday evening. The Karlovy Vary Film Show, one of the oldest in Europe, is known for its relaxed atmosphere. All visitors must have tested negative for the coronavirus or be fully vaccinated. Last year, the event was canceled due to the corona pandemic.