ŁÓDŹ: The 9th Transatlantyk Festival will take place from 12 to 19 July 2019 in Łódź with a programme of over 200 films, including a selection of international premieres in the New Cinema section, competing for the Transatlantyk Distribution Award.
The theme of the 9th edition of the Transatlantyk is Landing on the Moon and other suspended dreams. During the Opening Gala on Friday 12 July at EC1 Łódź - Miasto Kultury, the Festival will be begin with a special screening of the Polish premiere of the Hollywood film I'll Find You directed by Martha Coolidge. The programme includes 50 Polish premieres, screenings as part of the Bedside Cinema and Culinary Cinema and meetings with artists from around the world.
The New Cinema competition showcases the most interesting premieres from around the world, with films awarded at the most important festivals: Cannes, Venice, Locarno, Berlin and Sundance. The 34 films shown in the New Cinema section will compete for the Transatlantyk Distribution Award chosen by the audience. The prize will be used to support the distribution of the winning film in Polish cinemas.
New Cinema Competition:
House of Hummingbird / Beol-sae (South Korea)Directed by Bora Kim System Crasher / Systemsprenger (Germany) Directed by Nora Fingscheidt
Alice T (France, Romania, Sweden)Directed by Radu MunteanProduced by Multi Media Est All My Loving / Geschwister (Germany) Directed by Edward Berger Angelo (Austria, Luxembourg)Directed by Markus Schleinzer Anons (Turkey) Directed by Mahmut Fazil Coskun As I Fall / Når Jeg Faller (Norway) Directed by Magnus Meyer Arnesen Bare / Perdrix (France) Directed by Erwan Le Duc Coureur (Belgium) Directed by Kenneth Mercken
El despertar de las hormigas (Spain, Costa Rica)Directed by Antonella Sudasassi Furnis
Flatland (South Africa, Luxembourg, Germany)Directed by Jenna Cato Bass Giacinto Scelsi. The First Motion of the Immovable / Giacinto Scelsi. Le premier mouvement de l’immobile (France) Directed by Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva
God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya / Gospod postoi, imeto i' e Petrunija (North Macedonia, Belgium, France, Croatia, Slovenia)Directed by Teona Strugar MitevskaProduced by Sisters and Brother Mitevski (Macedonia)Coproduced by Spiritus movens (Croatia), Entre Chien et Loup (Belgium), Vertigo (Slovenia) Deuxième Ligne Films (France), EZ Films (France)
God of the Piano (Israel) Directed by Itay Tal Hellhole (Belgium, Netherlands) Directed by Bas Devos His Master's Voice (Canada, Hungary, France, Sweden, USA Directed by György Pálfi I Was Here (UK) Directed by Nathalie Biancheri Ola Jankowska
It Must Be Heaven (France, Qatar, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Palestine)Directed by Elia Suleiman
Love Trilogy: Chained (Israel, Germany)Directed by Yaron Shani
Magical Nights / Notti magiche (Italy) Directed by Paolo Virzì
Monos (Colombia, Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Uruguay)Directed by Alejandro Landes
Juo ren mi mi (Taiwan) Directed by Midi Z Nona: If They Soak Me, I'll Burn Them / Nona. Si me mojan, yo los quemo (Chile) Directed by Camila José Donoso
Piranhas / La paranza dei bambini (Italy)Directed by Claudio Giovannesi
Real Love / C'est ça l’amour ( France, Belgium)Directed by Claire Burger Sibyl (France, Belgium) Directed by Justine Triet Still Recording (Lebanon, Syria, France, Qatar, Germany) Directed by Saeed Al Batal Ghiath Ayoub
Tel Aviv on Fire (Luxembourg, Belgium, Israel, France)Directed by Sameh Zoabi
The Ground Beneath My Feet / Der Boden unter den Füßen (Austria) Directed by Marie Kreutzer The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao / A Vida Invisível de Eurídice Gusmão (Brazil) Directed by Karim Aïnouz The Man Who Played with Fire / Mannen som lekte med elden (Sweden) Directed by Henrik Georgsson The Swallows of Kabul / Les hirondelles de Kaboul (France) Directed by Zabou Breitman Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec Unremember / Deslembro (Brazil) Directed by Flavia Castro Wandering Girl / Nina Errante (Colombia, France) Directed by Rubén Mendoza