COTTBUS: The Slovak box office hit The Line by Peter Bebjak, Georgian director George Ovashvili’s Khibula and Slovenian director Jan Cvitkovic’s The Basics of Killing are among the 12 films selected for the main competition of the 27th Cottbus Film Festival, running 7 – 12 November 2017.
The festival devotes a special section to films from Poland and its partner festival there, T-Mobile New Horizons in Wroclaw, and will have two focus sections, one on Vietnamese immigrants living in Central Europe and a second on Belarus. Czech and Polish films figure prominently in the festival’s National Hits Section.
The list of competition films follows:
Black Level (Ukraine)Directed by Valentyn Vasyanovich
Breaking News (Romania)Directed by Iulia RuginăProduced by Hai–Hui EntertainmentCoproduced by Libra Film ProductionSupported by the Romanian Film Centre
Daybreak (Albania, Greece)Directed by Gentian Koçi
Head. Two Ears (Russia)Directed by Vitaly Suslin
I’m A Killer (Poland)Directed by Maciej PieprzycaProduced by RE StudioCoproduced by the National Audiovisual Institute, TVP, Agora S.A., MonterniaSupported by the Polish Film Institute
Omnipresent (Bulgaria)Directed by Ilian DjevelekovProduced by Miramar filmSupported by the Bulgarian National Film Center
Out (Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic)Directed by György KristófProduced by sentimentalfilm, KMH Film Productions, endorfilm, Mirage, Punkchart films, RTVS, FAMUSupported by Audiovizuálny fond, Magyar Nemzeti Filmalap, Státní fond kinematografie
Pomegranate Orchard (Azerbaijan)Directed by Ilgar Najaf
The Basics of Killing (Slovenia, Serbia)Directed by Jan CvitkovičProduced by Perfo ProductionCoproduced by Pilon Media, RTV SlovenijaSupported by the Slovenian Film Center, FS Viba, Film Center Serbia
The Line (Slovakia, Ukraine)Directed by Peter BebjakProduced by Wandal ProductionCoproduced by RTVS, Garnet International Media GroupSupported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Creative Europe Media, the Ukrainian State Film Agency, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic and Bratislava Self-Governing Region
Wild Roses (Poland)Directed by Anna JadowskaProduction Alter Ego PicturesSupported by Polish Film Institute