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SARAJEVO 2017

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Sarajevo announces its Feature Competition

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- The selection includes seven films, three of which will world-premiere at the gathering

Sarajevo announces its Feature Competition
Daybreak by Gentian Koçi

The Sarajevo Film Festival has announced the line-up of its Feature Competition. The selection includes three world premieres: Daybreak [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Gentian Koçi
film profile
]
, the first feature filmby Albanian director Gentian Koçi, Grain [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Semih Kaplanoğlu
film profile
]
by Turkey's Semih Kaplanoğlu (the winner of the Berlinale's Golden Bear with Honey [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Semih Kaplanoglu
film profile
]
in 2010) and Meda or the Not So Bright Side of Things [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Emanuel Pârvu
film profile
]
, the feature debut by Romania's Emanuel Pârvu.

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Other films in the line-up are Stephan Komandarev's Un Certain Regard title Directions [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Stephan Komandarev
film profile
]
(Bulgaria/Germany/Macedonia), Rezo Gigineshvili's Berlinale Panorama Special entry Hostages [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rezo Gigineishvili
film profile
]
(Georgia/Russia/Poland), Elina Psykou's Tribeca-screened Son of Sofia [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Elina Psykou
film profile
]
(Greece/France/Bulgaria) and Georgian director Ana Urushadze's first feature, Scary Mother [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ana Urushadze
film profile
]
, 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 Šabanović and Amela Ćuhara, which features the voices of Alicia Vikander, Jeremy Irons and Jim Broadbent; and Men Don't Cry [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alen Drljević
film profile
]
by Alen Drljević, 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:

Competition

Daybreak [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Gentian Koçi
film profile
]
 – Gentian Koçi (Albania/Greece)
Grain [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Semih Kaplanoğlu
film profile
]
 – Semih Kaplanoğlu (Turkey/Germany/France/Sweden/Qatar) 
Meda or the Not So Bright Side of Things [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Emanuel Pârvu
film profile
]
 – Emanuel Pârvu (Romania) 
Directions [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Stephan Komandarev
film profile
]
– Stephan Komandarev (Bulgaria/Germany/Macedonia) 
Hostages [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rezo Gigineishvili
film profile
]
– Rezo Gigineishvili (Georgia/Russia/Poland)
Scary Mother [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ana Urushadze
film profile
]
– Ana Urushadze (Georgia) 
Son of Sofia [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Elina Psykou
film profile
]
– 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 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alen Drljević
film profile
]
 - Alen Drljević (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Slovenia/Croatia/Germany) 

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