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Sarajevo 2019 / Competition

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Cătălin Mitulescu  • Director of Heidi

Interview: Cătălin Mitulescu • Director of Heidi

“In any story, age has a weight”

We chatted about love as a tango and unbalanced relationships with Romanian director Cătălin Mitulescu, whose newest feature, Heidi, is now competing at Sarajevo  

22/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Competition

Review: Rounds

Review: Rounds

In his new film, Stephan Komandarev explores the challenges in Bulgarian society 30 years after the fall of communism  

22/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Competition

Radu Dragomir  • Director of Mo

Interview: Radu Dragomir • Director of Mo

“All I wanted was to tell a credible story”

Romanian director Radu Dragomir invites us behind the closed doors of Mo, his first feature currently screening in competition at Sarajevo  

21/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Competition

Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova  • Directors of Cat in the Wall

Interview: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova • Directors of Cat in the Wall

“We wanted to create a bridge between the East and the West to check if the grass was greener on the other side”

We chatted to Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova, who are showing their first fiction feature, Cat in the Wall, at Sarajevo after a world premiere at Locarno  

21/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Competition

Review: Open Door

Review: Open Door

Albanian filmmaker Florenc Papas' first feature is a small-scale road movie about two sisters in a deeply patriarchal society  

21/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Competition

Review: Mo

Review: Mo

Radu Dragomir’s thriller focuses on the volatile dynamic between a mature professor and his attractive student  

20/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Competition

Review: Heidi

Review: Heidi

Cătălin Mitulescu strikes gold with his understated story of an ageing policeman  

20/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Competition

Florenc Papas • Director of Open Door

Interview: Florenc Papas • Director of Open Door

"Albania is a male-dominated society; women suffer a lot of inequality, especially in rural areas, and I care about these characters"

Albanian-born filmmaker Florenc Papas took a moment to dissect his feature debut, Open Door, which is world-premiering at the Sarajevo Film Festival  

20/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Competition

Stephan Komandarev • Director of Rounds

Interview: Stephan Komandarev • Director of Rounds

"This film aims to diagnose the sickness in our society, to show the problems and to prompt the audience to search for the answer"

Bulgarian director Stephan Komandarev unpicked his latest feature, Rounds, centring on three pairs of police officers on patrol in Sofia over the course of one night  

19/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Competition

Ines Tanović • Director of The Son

Interview: Ines Tanović • Director of The Son

"I wanted the viewer to understand the system of the life we are living because I think people in Western Europe don't really understand Bosnia"

We sat down with Bosnian filmmaker Ines Tanović to discuss her second feature, The Son, a truly generational film screening at Sarajevo  

19/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Competition

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