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SARAJEVO 2019 Opening / Kinoscope

Ines Tanović's The Son to open Sarajevo

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- The festival has also announced the new concept behind, and the titles in, its non-competitive Kinoscope programme

Ines Tanović's The Son to open Sarajevo
The Son by Ines Tanović

The Sarajevo Film Festival, set to run from 16-23 August, has announced that its 25th edition will officially be opened by The Son [+see also:
film review
interview: Ines Tanović
film profile
]
by Bosnian filmmaker Ines Tanović.

This is the first time since 2012 that the festival is officially opening with a film playing in the Feature Film Competition. That year, another Bosnian female director, Aida Begić, bowed to the audiences at the 3,000-seat Open Air venue and the National Theatre with Children of Sarajevo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Aida Begić
film profile
]
. However, Begić's film previously screened at Cannes, while The Son will be enjoying its world premiere at Sarajevo.

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Meanwhile, the festival's popular non-competitive Kinoscope section has announced a new concept and its full programme. "The films at this edition question reality in different ways. For the first time this year, we will spread them across three distinctive programmes," say programmers Mathilde Henrot and Alessandro Raja. "Kinoscope Real questions everyday reality as it shapes our identities. What defines a person? If, from a very early age, the main element of identity is gender, it is important to question its rigid characterisation. Contemporary borders and those from the past must also be interrogated. Kinoscope invites stories that entertain, reflect, shock and engage the audience. From contemporary society to stories from the past, the films reflect on exacerbated individualism and its opposite – love. Kinoscope Surreal addresses our fantasies, revealing fears that sometimes exist more intensely in our imagination."

Kinoscope Real features six titles: Óliver Laxe's Cannes Un Certain Regard entry Fire Will Come [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Óliver Laxe
film profile
]
, Ksenia Okhapkina's Karlovy Vary Documentary Competition winner Immortal [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ksenia Okhapkina
film profile
]
, Anna Eborn's Rotterdam title Transnistra [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Adele Tulli's Normal [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
and Pia Hellenthal's Searching Eva [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pia Hellenthal, Eva Collé
film profile
]
(both from the Berlinale), plus Kirill Mikhanovsky's Sundance entry Give Me Liberty.

Kinoscope also includes six films: the Locarno-bound titles Adoration [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Fabrice du Welz
film profile
]
 by Fabrice Du Welz, Echo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rúnar Rúnarsson
film profile
]
by Rúnar Rúnarsson and Twelve Thousand [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Nadège Trebal; the Cannes entries The Orphanage [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Shahrbanoo Sadat
film profile
]
by Shahrbanoo Sadat and Beanpole [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Kantemir Balagov; and the Golden Bear winner Synonyms [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nadav Lapid
film profile
]
by Nadav Lapid.

Finally, Kinoscope Surreal will present four features: Johannes Nyholm's Sundance competition title Koko-di Koko-da [+see also:
film review
interview: Johannes Nyholm
film profile
]
, the Locarno-bound Greener Grass by Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, the Cannes entry Bacurau [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juli…
film profile
]
by Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Mendonça Filho, and In Fabric [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Peter Strickland
film profile
]
by Peter Strickland.

Here is the full list of films in the Kinoscope selection:

Kinoscope Real

Fire Will Come [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Óliver Laxe
film profile
]
- Óliver Laxe (France/Luxembourg/Spain)
Give Me Liberty - Kirill Mikhanovsky (USA)
Immortal [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ksenia Okhapkina
film profile
]
- Ksenia Okhapkina (Estonia/Latvia)
Normal [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Adele Tulli (Italy/Sweden)
Searching Eva [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pia Hellenthal, Eva Collé
film profile
]
- Pia Hellenthal (Germany)
Transnistra [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Anna Eborn (Sweden/Denmark/Belgium)

Kinoscope

Adoration [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Fabrice du Welz
film profile
]
- Fabrice Du Welz (Belgium/France)
Beanpole [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Kantemir Balagov (Russia)
Echo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rúnar Rúnarsson
film profile
]
- Rúnar Rúnarsson (Iceland/France/Switzerland)
The Orphanage [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Shahrbanoo Sadat
film profile
]
- Shahrbanoo Sadat (Denmark/Germany/France/Luxembourg/Afghanistan/Qatar)
Synonyms [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nadav Lapid
film profile
]
- Nadav Lapid (France/Israel/Germany)
Twelve Thousand [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Nadège Trebal (France)

Kinoscope Surreal

Bacurau [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juli…
film profile
]
- Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho (Brazil/France)
Greener Grass - Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe (USA)
In Fabric [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Peter Strickland
film profile
]
- Peter Strickland (UK)
Koko-di Koko-da [+see also:
film review
interview: Johannes Nyholm
film profile
]
- Johannes Nyholm (Sweden/Denmark)

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