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Sarajevo 2017 / Competition

Emanuel Pârvu  • Director

Interview: Emanuel Pârvu • Director

“There are many shades of the Romanian grey”

We talked to Emanuel Pârvu, who explores the challenges in rural Romania with his first feature, Meda or the Not So Bright Side of Things  

21/08/2017 | Sarajevo 2017 | Competition

Review: Meda or the Not So Bright Side of Things

Review: Meda or the Not So Bright Side of Things

Romanian director Emanuel Pârvu's first feature is a gloomy story directed with complete control  

17/08/2017 | Sarajevo 2017 | Competition

Hostages: A breathtaking blend of thriller and social commentary

Hostages: A breathtaking blend of thriller and social commentary

Rezo Gigineishvili's fourth feature is both a relentless thriller and a well-developed and delivered social commentary  

16/08/2017 | Sarajevo 2017 | Competition

Directions: A country in need of a new, functioning heart

Directions: A country in need of a new, functioning heart

Stephan Komandarev’s fourth feature explores some difficult issues in modern-day Bulgaria  

16/08/2017 | Sarajevo 2017 | Competition

FILM FOCUS: Scary Mother

FILM FOCUS: Scary Mother

Georgian director Ana Urushadze tackles the restrictions that society and families force upon women, mothers and wives  

16/08/2017 | Sarajevo 2017 | Competition

Daybreak: Between the ethical and the existential

Daybreak: Between the ethical and the existential

Albanian filmmaker Gentian Koçi's first feature is a film of psychological and emotional subtlety  

14/08/2017 | Sarajevo 2017 | Competition

Grain: An existential dystopian tale dealing with mankind’s extinction

Grain: An existential dystopian tale dealing with mankind’s extinction

Turkish auteur Semih Kaplanoğlu delivers his most ambitious work of art after a seven-year absence, a quest towards humanity’s terminal threats  

14/08/2017 | Sarajevo 2017 | Competition