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FESTIVALS: Box Office Hits and Lauded Directors Compete at Cottbus Featured

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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 Rugină
Produced by Hai–Hui Entertainment
Coproduced by Libra Film Production
Supported 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 Pieprzyca
Produced by RE Studio
Coproduced by the National Audiovisual Institute, TVP, Agora S.A., Monternia
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

Khibula (Georgia, Germany, France)
Directed by George Ovashvili
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Coproduced by 42film, Arizona Productions
Supported by the Georgian National Film Center

Omnipresent (Bulgaria)
Directed by Ilian Djevelekov
Produced by Miramar film
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

Out (Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic)
Directed by György Kristóf
Produced by sentimentalfilm, KMH Film Productions, endorfilm, Mirage, Punkchart films, RTVS, FAMU
Supported 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 Cvitkovič
Produced by Perfo Production
Coproduced by Pilon Media, RTV Slovenija
Supported by the Slovenian Film Center, FS Viba,  Film Center Serbia

The Line (Slovakia, Ukraine)
Directed by Peter Bebjak
Produced by Wandal Production
Coproduced by RTVS, Garnet International Media Group
Supported 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 Jadowska
Production Alter Ego Pictures
Supported by Polish Film Institute

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