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Cottbus 2019


24 articles available in total starting from 23/04/2018. Last article published on 12/11/2019.

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Cottbus bets on the Sister act

Cottbus bets on the Sister act

Svetla Tsotsorkova’s film has left the competition in the dust, followed by By a Sharp Knife and Full Moon, with The Sun Above Me Never Sets emerging as a surprising crowd-pleaser  

12/11 | Cottbus 2019 | Awards

Review: Pig

Review: Pig

In his feature debut, Giga Liklikadze puts a Georgian spin on Dumb and Dumber  

12/11 | Cottbus 2019

Štepán Altrichter  • Director of National Street

Interview: Štepán Altrichter • Director of National Street

“The story is just not that important”

Cineuropa met up with Czech director Štepán Altrichter, who, after Schmitke, returned to the Cottbus Film Festival with his second feature, National Street  

12/11 | Cottbus 2019

Athlete raises the bar at Connecting Cottbus

Athlete raises the bar at Connecting Cottbus

The Turkish project has snatched the Avanpost Pitch Packaging Award at the 21st edition of coco, with the apocalyptic sci-fi story Vesper Seeds getting a Special Mention  

08/11 | Cottbus 2019 | Connecting Cottbus

Cottbus begins its 29th edition by Smuggling Hendrix

Cottbus begins its 29th edition by Smuggling Hendrix

The 29th edition of the German film festival will open with Marios Piperides’ feature debut about a dog named after a certain guitar legend  

05/11 | Cottbus 2019

Ognjen Sviličić  • Director of The Voice

Interview: Ognjen Sviličić • Director of The Voice

"I wanted to avoid this grey feeling of despair that you find in Eastern European films"

We caught up with Croatian writer-director Ognjen Sviličić, whose sixth feature, The Voice, has just premiered in the World Cinema section of the Busan International Film Festival  

09/10

Review: The Voice

Review: The Voice

Ognjen Sviličić trains his piercing spotlight on the influence of the Catholic Church on Croatian society  

09/10 | Films | Reviews | Croatia/North Macedonia/Serbia

Svetla Tsotsorkova  • Director of Sister

Interview: Svetla Tsotsorkova • Director of Sister

“It was easy to be real because everything we show is real; we just had to film it”

Sister, the sophomore film by Bulgaria’s Svetla Tsotsorkova, is a solid step forward in her interesting career; it is currently taking part in the New Directors section of San Sebastián  

26/09 | San Sebastián 2019 | New Directors

Review: Sister

Review: Sister

The second film by Bulgaria’s Svetla Tsotsorkova marks her out as a filmmaker gifted with a special ability to portray characters totally conditioned by their environment  

26/09 | San Sebastián 2019 | New Directors

Connecting Cottbus announces line-up

Connecting Cottbus announces line-up

The co-production market taking place during Cottbus Film Festival presents its selection of 13 projects in development and six works in progress  

20/09 | Cottbus 2019 | Connecting Cottbus

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