31-03-2011

51ST KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL – FILMS SELECTED FOR DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

Krakow, 30th March 2011 - The selection for competitions of 51st Krakow Film Festival (23rd - 29th May) has ended. Films selected for the international documentary film competition has been announced in the first row.

International documentary film competition was open to documentaries with a running time of 30 to 60 minutes and more than 60 minutes and only premieres were accepted. The competition consists mainly of films spotted at foreign festivals, complemented by titles picked from the record 2700 festival entries.

Krzysztof Gierat, director of the Festival, who supervises the work of the Selection Committee comments on the results: Like a mirror, they reflect the most important problems the modern world is facing as seen from the perspective of an individual. Thus, there are films about the issue of priest pedophilia, virtual life substituting the real one, identity crisis,addictions, also those less harmful like the love of Harlequin books, and rivalry in achieving perfection, both artistic and religious.

The Israeli cinema continues to astound; in the form of a family movie it touches upon universal problems and emotions. I am proud of the Polish representatives, who more and more often venture into the remote world. Only Tomasz Wolski from Krakow decided to focus on people one might pass in the city centre. "Doctors" is a fascinating portrayal of cardiac surgeons who, working behind surgical masks, remain anonymous.

The results of the selection for the international short film competition and national competition will be published on March 31st and April 1st respectively.

The list of films qualified for international documentary film competition

Feature-lenght documetaries:

1. „Agnus Dei: Lamb of God", dir. Alejandra Sanchez, Mexico / France 87'

2. „My Avatar and Me", dir. Bente Milton, Mikkel Stolt, Denmark 91'

3. „Guilty Pleasures", dir. Julie Moggan, UK 85'

4. „My Reincarnation", dir. Jennifer Fox, Finland / USA / Switzerland / Germany / Italy 100'

5. „Doctors", dir. Tomasz Wolski, Poland 90'

6. „Phnom Penh Lullaby", dir. Paweł Kloc, Poland 97'

7. "Nobody Knows My Name", dir. James Nicholson, France 85'

8. "Invisible Strings - The Talented Pusker Sister", dir. Ágnes Sós, Hungary 80'

9. "The Queen Has No Crown", dir. Tomer Heymann, Ronni Kedar, Israel 85'

Middle-lenght documentaries:

1. "Pandore", dir. Virgil Vernier, France 35'

2. "The Hangman", dir. Netalie Braun, Israel 60'

3. "Regretters", dir. Marcus Lindeen, Sweden 59'

4. "Grandma, a Thousand Times", dir. Mahmoud Kaabour, United Arab Emirates 48'

5. „Mind the Gap", dir. Maciej Gorski, UK / Poland 58'

6. „Argentinian Lesson", dir. Wojciech Staroń, Poland 52'

7. „Outside the Court", dir. Mark Isaacs, UK, 58'

8. „Hula and Natan", dir. Robby Elmaliah, Israel 55'

9. „Nun", dir. Galina Adamovich, Belarus 56'

10. „Daddy's Girls", dir. Lily Sheffy, Israel 56'

More about selected films on: www.krakowfilmfestival.com

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