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SARAJEVO 2018

The 24th Sarajevo Film Festival unveils its Documentary Competition line-up

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- A total of 16 titles from Southeast Europe, mostly directed by debutants and women, will be competing for the Heart of Sarajevo

The 24th Sarajevo Film Festival unveils its Documentary Competition line-up
Srbenka by Nebojša Slijepčević

The 24th Sarajevo Film Festival (10-17 August) has unveiled the line-up of its 2018 Documentary Competition programme, in which 16 titles from Southeast Europe will be vying for the Heart of Sarajevo.

Seven documentaries from the region will enjoy their world premieres at Sarajevo, among them a couple of debut documentaries by Hungarian directors: Ghetto Balboa [+see also:
trailer
interview: Árpád Bogdán
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]
by Árpád Bogdán, whose Genesis [+see also:
film review
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interview: Árpád Bogdán, Andrea Taschler
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 was screened in the Berlinale Panorama this year, and Nine Months War [+see also:
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by László Csuja, who currently has his fiction debut, Blossom Valley [+see also:
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interview: László Csuja
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, in Karlovy Vary’s East of the West competition. The Hungarian slate is topped off by Dorrottya Zurbó, who is taking part with her sophomore effort, Easy Lessons, set to have its international premiere. The rest of the selection includes two movies from Serbia: the Visions du Réel Burning Lights Special Mention winner 4 Years in 10 Minutes [+see also:
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]
 by Mladen Kovačević and Senka Domanović’s Occupied Cinema [+see also:
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interview: Senka Domanović
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]
, which premiered at Beldocs. Also, the winner of a Special Mention in the international competition of Visions du Réel, Srbenka [+see also:
film review
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interview: Nebojša Slijepčević
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]
by Croatian director Nebojša Slijepčević, will have its regional premiere. Finally, the debut documentary by acclaimed Austrian director-producer Antonin SvobodaCry Baby, Cry [+see also:
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interview: Antonin Svoboda
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, and the Sheffield Doc/Fest-premiered Georgian film Before Father Gets Back [+see also:
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 by Mari Gulbiani round off the selection.

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It is worth noting that the majority of the films selected are by debutant producers or directors, and that more than half of them were directed and produced by women.

Here is the full list of titles:

Documentary Competition

Fundaments - Peter Cerovšek (Slovenia) (short film)
Ghetto Balboa [+see also:
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interview: Árpád Bogdán
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]
 - Árpád Bogdán (Hungary)
Ikea For YU - Marija Ratković VidakovićDinka Radonić (Croatia/Sweden) (medium-length film)
Kalin and the Jail Team - Petko Gyulchev (Bulgaria) (medium-length film)
Nine Months War [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - László Csuja (Hungary/Qatar)
Sisters - Zdenko Jurilj (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia) (medium-length film)
TAM 4500 - Momir Matović (Montenegro) (short film)
Bigger Than Life - Adnan Softić (Macedonia/Germany/Italy) (short film)
Cry Baby, Cry [+see also:
trailer
interview: Antonin Svoboda
film profile
]
Antonin Svoboda (Austria)
Occupied Cinema [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Senka Domanović
film profile
]
Senka Domanović (Serbia)
4 Years in 10 Minutes [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Mladen Kovačević (Serbia)
90 Seconds in North Korea - Ranko Pauković (Croatia/Netherlands) (short film)
Araf - Didem Pekün (Turkey/Bosnia and Herzegovina/Greece) (medium-length film)
Easy Lessons [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Dorrottya Zurbó (Hungary)
Srbenka [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nebojša Slijepčević
film profile
]
 - Nebojša Slijepčević (Croatia)
Before Father Gets Back [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Mari Gulbiani (Georgia/France/Germany)

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