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Festivals: Cottbus announces competition line-up

Festivals 2009-10-26
The 19th Cottbus film festival (www.filmfestival-cottbus.de) has announced a record number of international premieres as well as an increase in prize money.

The festival (November 10-15) opens with the German-Russian co-production THE LAST STATION, starring Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer as the main characters Leo Tolstoy and his wife Sofya.

The festival's regional focus is on the Black Sea countries. Poland, Russia, and Khazakhstan will each be highlighted in festival theme days.

The programme consists of 140 films from 34 countries, with competition films vying for € 76.000 in awards.

The following films are in the main competition:

ALIVE!

Albania, Austria, France 2009, 90 min
Director: Artan Minarolli

BUBEN BARABAN

Russia 2009, 90 min
Director: Aleksey Mizgirev

DIE 40. TÜR/40-CI QAPI/THE 40th DOOR

Aserbaijan 2009, 82 min
Director: Elchin Musaoglu

DIE KONFLIKTZONE/KONPHLIKTIS ZONA/THE CONFLICT ZONE

Georgia 2009, 82 min
Director: Vano Burduli

DIE SCHWARZEN/CRNCI/THE BLACKS

Croatia 2009, 75 min
Director: Zvonimir Jurić, Goran Dević


ERSTER TRUPP/PERVYY OTRYAD/FIRST SQUAD: THE MOMENT OF TRUTH

Russia, Japan, Canada 2009, 80 min
Director: Yoshiharu Ashino

ICH BIN NICHT DEIN FREUND/NEM VAGYOK A BARÁTOD/I AM NOT YOUR FRIEND

Hungary 2009, 100 min
Director: György Palfi

KLEINE FÜCHSE/LIŠTIČKY/FOXES

Czech, Slovakia, Ireland 2009, 83 min
Director: Mira Fornay

ORDINARY PEOPLE

France, Serbia, Switzerland 2008, 78 min
Director: Vladimir Perisic

SHOPPING GIRLS/GALERIANKI/MALL GIRLS

Poland 2009, 82 min

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Last modified on 2009-11-29