BITOLA: Thirteen films will run in the international feature film competition for the Golden, Silver and Bronze Camera 300 awards at the 38th edition of the International Cinematographers’ Film Festival Manaki Brothers, which will kick off in Bitola, Macedonia on 23 September 2017. The Bulgarian/German/Macedonian coproduction Directions / Posoki by Stefan Komandarev will open the festival.
Over 100 feature, documentary and short films will be screened in 14 programmes. The festival also organises a European cinema programme (with seven titles selected), an international competition for documentaries (with seven titles selected) and an international competition for short films (with 11 titles selected). The programme also includes an Austrian and a Danish panorama, the national programme Mak Point, special screenings, a junior programme and the European Film Academy programme.
The festival will honor the Italian cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno and the French cinematographer Pier Lhomme with Golden Camera 300 Lifetime Achievement Awards. This year’s recipient of the Special Camera 300 for Special Contribution to World Cinema Art is the Macedonian writer/director Milcho Manchevski.
The festival is organised by the Macedonian Film Professional Association with the support from the Macedonian Film Agency and the Muncipality of Bitola.
The festival will wrap on 30 September 2017.
FEATURE FILM COMPETITION:
Directions / Posoki (Bulgaria, Germany, Macedonia) Directed by Stefan KomandarevCinematography by Vesselin HristovProduced by Argo FilmCoproduced by Aktis Film Production and Sector FilmSupported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Bulgarian National Television, the German Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), the Macedonian Film Agency and Eurimages
Spoor / Pokot (Poland, Germany, Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovakia)Directed by Agnieszka HollandCinematography by Jolanta DylewskaProduced by TOR Film ProductionCoproduced by Heimatfilm GmbH, Chimney Group and Nutprodukce, nutprodukcia (Slovak Republic)Supported by the Polish Film Institute, the Czech State Cinematography Fund, Eurimages, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Swedish Film Institute, the MEDIA Programme and the Polish-German Co-Development Fund
The Frog / Žaba (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia) Directed by Elmir JukićCinematography by Dejan DimeskiProduced by Rеfresh ProductionCoproduced by Skopje Film Studio, Living Pictures and Propeler Film Supported by the BiH Film Fund, the Macedonian Film Agency and Eurimages
In the Fade (Germany, France)Directed by Fatih AkinCinematography by Rainer Klausmann
Félicité / Felisite (France, Belgium, Senegal, Germany, Lebanon)Directed by Alain GomisCinematography by Céline Bozon
Loveless / Nelyubov (Russia, France, Belgium, Germany)Directed by Andrei ZvyagintsevCinematography by Mikhail Krichman
Jupiter's Moon / Jupiter holdja (Hungary, Germany)Directed by Kornél MundruczóCinematography by Marcell Rev
On the Beach at Night Alone / Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (South Korea)Directed by Hong SangsooCinematography by Park Hongyeol and Hyung-ku Kim
How Viktor "The Garlic" Took Alexey "The Stud" to the Nursing Home / Kak Vitka Chesnok vez Lecha Shtyrya v dom invalidov (Russia)Directed by Alexander HantCinematography by Daniil Fomichev
On Body and Soul / Teströl és lélekröl (Hungary)Directed by Ildiko EnyediCinematography by Mate Herbai
When the Day Had No Name / Koga denot nemase ime (Macedonia, Belgium, Slovenia)Directed by Teona Strugar MitevskaCinematography by Agnes GodardProduced by Sisters and Brother Mitevski Coproduced by Vertigo and Entre Chien et LoupSupported by the Macedonian Film Agency, Eurimages, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
The Party (United Kingdom, Denmark)Directed by Sally Poter Cinematography by Alexey Rodionov
Let the Sunshine In / Un beau soleil interieur (France)Directed by Claire DenisCinematography by Agnes Godard