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Sarajevo 2019 / Documentary Competition

Review: The Euphoria of Being

Review: The Euphoria of Being

Sarajevo’s Human Rights Award winner is a multi-layered documentary about a Hungarian Holocaust survivor and a dance performance based on her life  

27/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Documentary Competition

Katalin Bársony • Director of How Far the Stars

Interview: Katalin Bársony • Director of How Far the Stars

"What I love in my film is the fact that you see a natural friendship between a world-class star and someone who comes from a small ghetto"

We chatted to Hungarian filmmaker Katalin Bársony about her feature How Far the Stars, which was shown in Sarajevo's Documentary Competition  

26/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Documentary Competition

Review: When the Persimmons Grew

Review: When the Persimmons Grew

The Azerbaijani-Austrian production, which won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary Film, is a meditative, poetic documentary and an intimate portrait of the filmmaker’s mother  

26/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Documentary Competition

Review: The Golden Girl

Review: The Golden Girl

Romanian directors Denisa Morariu Tamaş and Adrian Robe explore a dramatic moment in the history of competitive gymnastics  

26/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Documentary Competition

Siniša Gacić • Director of Daughter of Camorra

Interview: Siniša Gacić • Director of Daughter of Camorra

"The basic question was this: if you shoot somebody, can you love again afterwards?"

We spoke to Slovenian director Siniša Gacić to get the lowdown on his Sarajevo Documentary Competition entry Daughter of Camorra  

23/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Documentary Competition

Review: Palace for the People

Review: Palace for the People

The documentary by Bulgarian filmmaking duo Boris Missirkov and Georgi Bogdanov looks at five monumental buildings of the communist era  

19/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Documentary Competition

Sarajevo announces all of its competition line-ups

Sarajevo announces all of its competition line-ups

53 films will be competing for the Heart of Sarajevo Awards in the feature, documentary, short and student competitions, and 23 of these will have their world premieres at Sarajevo  

18/07 | Sarajevo 2019 | Competition/Documentary Competition

Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska • Directors of Honeyland

Interview: Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska • Directors of Honeyland

“A moving human story, with an important environmental message”

Macedonia's Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska, who are visiting the 4th Nuoro IsReal Festival, spoke to us about their documentary Honeyland which triumphed at Sundance  

10/05 | Docaviv 2019

Review: When Tomatoes Met Wagner

Review: When Tomatoes Met Wagner

Marianna Economou's documentary about farmers in a small Greek village who are producing organic tomatoes and honey is an uplifting and endearing humanistic story  

08/04 | Visions du Réel 2019

Review: Honeyland

Review: Honeyland

Macedonian filmmakers Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov's documentary is a visually spectacular piece of cinéma vérité  

01/02 | Sundance 2019 | World Cinema Documentary Competition