A slew of eagerly awaited new films hailing from Europe have been announced for the upcoming Sundance Film Festival (24 January-3 February 2019), which has unveiled the line-ups for its competition sections, as well as its Premieres, Documentary Premieres, NEXT, Midnight, Spotlight and Kids selections.
The Macedonian documentary “Honeyland” (Medena Zemja) directed by Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska is nominated in the World Cinema Documentary Competition in the category of 12 other documentaries from all around the world. Shooting of the documentary started in 2015 within the Nature Conservation Programme in Macedonia, project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), coordinated by Farmahem. Atanas Georgiev is producer and editor.
The World Cinema Documentary Competition will welcome also Cold Case Hammarskjold by Denmark’s Mads Brügger, The Disappearance of My Mother by Italy’s Beniamino Barrese, Gaza by Ireland’s Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell, The Magic Life of V by Bulgaria’s Tonislav Hristov, Sea of Shadows by Austria’s Richard Ladkani, Shooting the Mafia by the UK’s Kim Longinotto and Stieg Larsson – The Man Who Played With Fire by Sweden’s Henrik Georgsson, as well as the co-productions Advocate by Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaïche, and Midnight Traveler by Hassan Fazili.
The World Cinema Dramatic Competition will play host to a number of European (co-)productions such as The Souvenir by British filmmaker Joanna Hogg, Divine Love by Brazil’s Gabriel Mascaro, Sweden’s Johannes Nyholm with Koko-di Koko-da, the Netherlands’ Sacha Polak with Dirty God and Colombia’s Alejandro Landes, Dolce Fine Giornata by Poland’s Jacek Borcuch, The Last Tree by the UK’s Shola Amoo, Queen of Hearts by Denmark’s May el-Toukhy and The Sharks by Uruguay’s Lucía Garibaldi.
Here is the full list of films selected in the international competition sections:
World Cinema Dramatic Competition
Dirty God - Sacha Polak (Netherlands/UK/Belgium/Ireland)
Divine Love - Gabriel Mascaro (Brazil/Uruguay/Denmark/Norway)
Dolce Fine Giornata - Jacek Borcuch (Poland)
Judy & Punch - Mirrah Foulkes (Australia)
Koko-di Koko-da - Johannes Nyholm (Sweden/Denmark)
The Last Tree - Shola Amoo (UK)
Monos - Alejandro Landes (Colombia/Argentina/Netherlands/Germany/Sweden/Uruguay)
Queen of Hearts - May el-Toukhy (Denmark)
The Sharks - Lucía Garibaldi (Uruguay/Argentina/Spain)
The Souvenir - Joanna Hogg (UK)
This Is Not Berlin – Hari Sama (Mexico)
We Are Little Zombies - Makoto Nagahisa (Japan)
World Cinema Documentary Competition
Advocate - Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaïche (Israel/Canada/Switzerland)
Cold Case Hammarskjold - Mads Brügger (Denmark)
Untitled Brazil Documentary - Petra Costa (Brazil)
The Disappearance of My Mother - Beniamino Barrese (Italy)
Gaza - Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell (Ireland)
Honeyland - Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska (Macedonia)
Lapü - Juan Pablo Polanco, César Alejandro Jaimes (Colombia)
The Magic Life of V - Tonislav Hristov (Finland/Denmark/Bulgaria)
Midnight Traveler - Hassan Fazili (USA/Qatar/UK/Canada)
Sea of Shadows - Richard Ladkani (Austria)
Shooting the Mafia - Kim Longinotto (Ireland)
Stieg Larsson – The Man Who Played With Fire - Henrik Georgsson (Sweden)