Sarajevo announces its Feature Competition

The Sarajevo Film Festival has announced the line-up of its Feature Competition. The selection includes three world premieres: Daybreak, the first feature filmby Albanian director Gentian Koçi, "Grain" by Turkey`s Semih Kaplanoglu (the winner of the Berlinale`s Golden Bear with Honey in 2010) and "Meda or the Not So Bright Side of Things", the feature debut by Romania`s Emanuel Parvu.

Other films in the line-up are Stephan Komandarev`s Un Certain Regard title Directions (Bulgaria/Germany/Macedonia), Rezo Gigineshvili`s Berlinale Panorama Special entry "Hostages" (Georgia/Russia/Poland), Elina Psikou`s Tribeca-screened "Son of Sofia" (Greece/France/Bulgaria) and Georgian director Ana Urushadze`s first feature, "Scary Mother", which will bow in Locarno`s Filmmakers of the Present section before heading to Sarajevo. 

In the selection`s non-competition segment of Gala Screenings, Sarajevo audiences will get the chance to see the animated feature "Birds Like Us" by Bosnian filmmakers Faruk Sabanovic and Amela Ćuhara, which features the voices of Alicia Vikander, Jeremy Irons and Jim Broadbent; and Men Don`t Cry  by Alen Drljevic, which world-premiered at the recent Karlovy Vary Film Festival and won the Special Jury Prize. 

Here is the full list of Sarajevo Feature Competition titles:

World premieres

Daybreak – Gentian Koçi (Albania/Greece)
Grain – Semih Kaplanoğlu (Turkey/Germany/France/Sweden/Qatar) 
Meda or the Not So Bright Side of Things – Emanuel Pârvu (Romania)

Regional premieres

Directions – Stephan Komandarev (Bulgaria/Germany/Macedonia) 
Hostages – Rezo Gigineishvili (Georgia/Russia/Poland)
Scary Mother – Ana Urushadze (Georgia) 
Son of Sofia – Elina Psykou (Greece/France/Bulgaria)

Out of competition – Gala Screenings 

Birds Like Us – Faruk Šabanović, Amela Ćuhara (Bosnia and Herzegovina/UK/Turkey/USA)
Men Don’t Cry - Alen Drljević (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Slovenia/Croatia/Germany) 

Source: Cineuropa 


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