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Sarajevo continues spotlighting best of south-eastern Europe

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Sarajevo continues spotlighting best of south-eastern Europe

The 14th Sarajevo Film Festival (August 12-20) once again supports and promotes regional cinema and filmmakers with its strong competition line-up.

The ten titles vying for the Heart of Sarajevo awards are: Răzvan Rădulescu and Melissa de Raaf’s First of All, Felicia [+see also:
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and Slovenian Girl by Slovenian director Damjan Kozole (both world premieres); Miloš Pušić’s Autumn in My Street, Goran Dević and Zvonimir Jurić’s The Blacks [+see also:
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, Antonio Nuić's Donkey [+see also:
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and Roland Varnik’s Transmission (all international premieres); along with 2009 Un Certain Regard winner Dogtooth [+see also:
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interview: Yorgos Lanthimos
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, Kamen Kalev’s Eastern Plays [+see also:
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(European Parliament LUX Prize 2009 competition), Asli Özge’s Men on the Bridge and Vladimir Perišić’s Ordinary People [+see also:
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interview: Vladimir Perisic: Ordinary …
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The In Focus programme, created to promote more established films in and around Bosnia, features acclaimed titles such as Radu Muntean’s Boogie [+see also:
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interview: Dragos Vîlcu
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, Thanos Anastopoulos’ Corrections, Aida Begić’s Snow [+see also:
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and Stephan Komandarev’s The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner [+see also:
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The industry section CineLink, which comprises a year-long project development programme that culminates in a festival market, features 19 projects. Among them, Everybody in Our Family by Radu Jude (The Happiest Girl in the World [+see also:
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), Muntean’s Tuesday, After Christmas and The Exchange by Eran Kolirin (The Band’s Visit [+see also:
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).

The competitions Short Films Fiction and Short Films Animation feature a total of 18 titles.

This year’s main competition jury, presided over by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, includes Hugh Hudson, Marija Škaričić, Michael Weber and Deborah Young.

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