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FNE at MIFF 2016: Films from Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Poland Score Competition Slots

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The Eccentrics. On The Sunny Side of the Street by Janusz Majewski The Eccentrics. On The Sunny Side of the Street by Janusz Majewski

MOSCOW: The 38th edition of the Moscow International Film Festival will go on from 23-30 June presenting a vast selection of programmes and films despite running two days less than usual again this year due to budget cuts.

Three films from CEE will compete in the main international competition line-up of 14 films for the Golden St George, the festival’s main prize. Veteran Polish director Janusz Majewski’s The Eccentrics. On The Sunny Side of the Street will screen in competition as well as the Serbian/Croatian coproduction the comedy Train Driver’s Diary directed by Milos Radovic. Bulgarian director Radoslav Spassov has also made the line-up with his The Singing Shoes.

And proving that the festival’s credentials on the political correctness front the Ukrainian film The Nest of the Turtledove directed by Taras Tkachenko has also scored a slot in the main competition. Russia is represented with The Monk and the Demon directed by Nikolai Dostal.

The jury of the main competition will be headed by Bulgarian actor and director Ivaylo Hristov, who received the Grand Prix at last year's Moscow Film Festival for his film Losers produced by Sofia based Profilm. The jury also features German director Ulrike Ottinger, Indian actor and producer Randhir Kapoor and Russian actress Viktoriya Isakova.

Side bars include a Focus on Dutch and Korean cinema, as well as a section Cinema of the Turbulent Arab East in the Discovery section. With 2016 declared the year of Russian Cinema a programme of Russian films that have become both Russian and international icons promises to present both the familiar and seldom seen classics.

Main Competition:

37 (Denmark, USA)
Directed by Puk Grasten

La Macchinazione/The Ploy (Italy,France)
Directed by David Grieco

Excentrycy, Czyli po Slonecznej Stronie Ulicy/ The Eccentrics. On The Sunny Side of the Street (Poland)
Directed by Janusz Majewski
Produced by WFDiF
Coproduced by Agora
Supported by Polish Film Institute

Marie Et Les Nautrages/Marie and the Misfits (France)
Directed by Sébastien Betbeder

Monakh I Bes/The Monk and the Demon (Russia)
Directed by Nikolai Dostal

Dokhtar/ The Daughter (Iran)
Directed by Reza Mirkarimi

El Sonido De Las Cosas/ The Sound of Things (Costa Rica)
Directed by Ariel Escalante

Quase Memoria/ Oblivious Memory (Brazil)
Directed by Ruy Guerra

Die Mitte der Welt/Center of my World (Germany, Austria)
Directed by Jacob M Erwa

Hamog/Haze (Philippines)
Directed by Ralston Jover

Dnevnik Masinovoje/ The Train Driver’s Diary (Serbia, Croatia)
Director Milos Radovic
Produced by Zillion Film, Interfilm
Supported by the Croatian Film Centre and Film Center Serbia

Choe-ag-ui Yeo-ja/ Worst Woman (South Korea)
Directed by Kim Jongkwan

Gnizdo gorlytsi/ The Nest of the Turtledove (Ukraine)
Directed Taras Tkachenko

Peeshtite obuvki/ The Singing Shoes (Bulgaria)
Directed by Radoslav Spassov
Produced by Menclips Ltd
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Centre