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SARAJEVO 2015

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Sarajevo competition to include Son of Saul, The High Sun and The Treasure

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- The Sarajevo Film Festival has announced its feature and shorts competitions, as well as the In Focus programme

Sarajevo competition to include Son of Saul, The High Sun and The Treasure
Son of Saul by László Nemes

The Sarajevo Film Festival has announced its main programme, including the feature and shorts competitions, and the In Focus programme. 

The Competition Programme – Feature Film includes two world premieres, and six out of the total of ten titles are feature debuts. Our Everyday Life [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ines Tanović
film profile
]
, the first feature film by Bosnian director Ines Tanović, best known for the ZagrebDox-winning short A Day on the Drina (2012), will have its world premiere at Sarajevo. The other world premiere hails from Turkey: Entanglement [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Tunç Davut
film profile
]
by Tunç Davut, also a first feature film. 

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Another feature debut will have its international premiere at the festival, namely Romanian filmmaker Andrei Cohn's Coming Home [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Andrei Cohn
interview: Andrei Cohn
film profile
]
. The director's short film Family Pictures competed at Sarajevo in 2013. 

The rest of the line-up comprises regional premieres. Among them are Chevalier [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Greek filmmaker Athina Rachel Tsangari's follow-up to Attenberg [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Athina Rachel Tsangari
film profile
]
(2010); and Austrian director Karl Markovics' Superworld [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Karl Markovics
film profile
]
, which had its premiere in the Berlinale Forum. Markovics already won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Film with Breathing [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
in 2011.

As many as five Cannes titles will compete for the Heart of Sarajevo awards: the Competition Grand Prix winner Son of Saul [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: László Nemes
interview: László Rajk
film profile
]
by Hungary's László NemesMustang [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
film profile
]
by Turkey's Deniz Gamze Ergüven, the winner of the Europa Cinemas Label Award in the Directors’ Fortnight; the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize winner The High Sun [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Dalibor Matanic
interview: Tihana Lazovic
film profile
]
by Croatia’s Dalibor Matanić; Romanian auteur Corneliu Porumboiu's The Treasure [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Corneliu Porumboiu
interview: Corneliu Porumboiu
film profile
]
, winner of the Un Certain Talent Award in the same strand; and Panama [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Serbia's Pavle Vučković, which was among the Special Screenings on the Croisette.

The full line-up can be found here

The Competition Programme – Short Film includes three world premieres: Damaged Goods by Nermin Hamzagić (Bosnia and Herzegovina), A Matter of Will by Dušan Kasalica (Montenegro) and A Random Act of Kindness by Andrei Gruzsniczki (Romania). Also competing are Turkish director Ziya Demirel's Tuesday, which was in the Cannes Shorts Competition; Zeus by Bulgaria's Pavel Vesnakov, who won a string of awards with Pride in 2014, including the Grand Prix at Clermont-Ferrand and the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Short Film last year; and With Many Things to Come by Serbia's Jelena Gavrilović (Boys Where Are You). 

The full line-up can be found here

Finally, the In Focus programme of the Sarajevo Film Festival is traditionally dedicated to titles that have left a mark on world and regional cinema in the past 12 months. This year, it includes the Silver Bear winner Aferim! [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Radu Jude
film profile
]
by Radu Jude, who won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Short Film with Shadow of a Cloud; the Serbian festival hit No One's Child [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Vuk Ršumović; the Venice titles Goodnight Mommy [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Severin Fiala and Veronika …
film profile
]
by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala and Sivas [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Kaan Müjdeci; the Un Certain Regard entry One Floor Below [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Radu Muntean
film profile
]
by Radu Muntean; and You Carry Me [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ivona Juka
film profile
]
by Croatia's Ivona Juka, which recently world-premiered in Karlovy Vary's East of the West section. 

The full line-up can be found here.

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