SKOPJE: A total of 14 European films will compete for the main prizes of the 15th edition of Cinedays, running 10 - 19 November in Skopje. Eight films will compete in the Official Programme and six in the CineBalkan Programme.
The entire programme will feature approximately 120 entries in all sections. Serbia’s Oscar bid Train Driver's Diary by Miloš Radović will be screened at the opening. The film was produced by Lazar Ristovski through Zillion Film in coproduction with Interfilm, with the support of Film Center Serbia and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre. The festival will close with The Constitution / Ustav Republike Hrvatske (Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Macedonia), directed by Rajko Grlić. It was produced by Zagreb’s Inter Film and coproduced with Film & Music Entertainment, In Film, Revolution production, Sever Sever. The film is financed by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Croatian Radio Television, The Czech Film Foundation, Macedonian Film Agency, Slovenian Film Centre, Eurimages and MEDIA Programme.
The Official programme jury is composed of producer Chedomir Kolar, screenwriter and director Zdrinko Ogresta and director Igor Ivanov, while the CineBalkan jury will be composed of producer Asli Erdem, actress Nina Rakovec and director Damir Cucic.
The programme also includes two films that are Macedonian minority co-productions supported by the Macedonian Film Agency: Sieranevada (Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, France) directed by Cristi Puiu and the Slovenian/Macedonian/Bosnian coproduction Nightlife / Nočno življenje by Damjan Kozole, and one film which includes Macedonian cast members: The Black Pin / Igla ispod praga (Montenegro, Serbia) directed by Ivan Marinović.
The festival is supported by the Macedonian Film Agency, City of Skopje, Delegation of the European Union to Macedonia.
Official Selection Lineup:
Mellow Mud / Es esmu seit (Latvia) Directed by Renārs Vimba Produced by Tasse Film Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia, Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, MEDIA
Galopping Mind (Belgium)Directed by Wim Vandekeybus
House without a Roof / Haus ohne dach (Germany, Iraq, Qatar)Directed by Soleen Yusef
Humidity / Vlažnost (Serbia, Netherlands, Greece)Directed by Nikola LjucaProduced by Cinamon ProductionCoproduced by Lemming Film, Dart Film VideoSupported by Hubert Bals Fund
Kills on Wheels / Tiszta szívvel (Hungary)Directed by Attila Till
Little Bird / Ptichka (Russia)Directed by Vladimir Bek
The Curve / Al munataf (Egypt, France, UAE, Jordan)Directed by Rifqi Assaf
Toni Erdmann (Germany, Austria, Romania)Directed by Maren AdeProduced by Komplizen FilmCoproduced by Coop99 Filmproduktion, Hi Film Productions
A Good Wife / Dobra zena (Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia)Directed by Mirjana KaranovicProduced by This&That ProductionsCoproduced by Deblokada, Nukleus Film, CineplanetSupported by Province of Vojvodina film fund, Film Center Serbia, Fund for an Open Society, National Endowment for Democracy, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade, Film Fund Sarajevo, SEE Cinema Network, RTV Vojvodina
All the Cities of the North / Svi severni gradovi (Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro) Directed by Dane Komljen Produced by Dart Film Coproduced by SCCA/ pro.ba, Code Blue Supported by Film Center Serbia, Hubert Bals Fund, Bosnian Foundation for Cinematography, Directorate for Cultural Heritage of Montenegro
Zhaleika (Germany) Directed by Eliza Petkova
The Black Pin / Igla ispod praga (Montenegro, Serbia)Directed by Ivan MarinovićProduced by Adriatic Western, EED ProductionsSupported by Ministry of culture of Montenegro, Film Center Serbia and Jerusalem International Film Lab
Bad Cat / Kötü Kedi Serafettin (Turkey)Directed by Ayse Unal, Mehmet Kurtulus
Quit Staring At My Plate / Ne gledaj mi u pijat (Croatia, Denmark) Directed by Hana Jušić Produced by Kinorama Coproduced by Beofilm Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Croatian Radiotelevision