VENICE: Jacques Audiard’s The Sisters Brothers, the first minority coproduction for Cristian Mungiu’s Mobra Films, and Sunset by Hungarian László Nemes, with Romanian actor Vlad Ivanov in the lead, were selected in Competition at the 75th Venice Film Festival. Another seven films from the central and eastern European region are screening in different sections of the festival that will take place from 29 August to 8 September 2018.
The Sisters Brothers, starring Joaquin Phoenix, John C Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed, was shot mostly in Romania in 2017.
Emir Kusturica’s documentary El Pepe, Una Vida Suprema, a coproduction between Argentina, Uruguay and Serbia will screen in Competition - Out of Competition.
Central and Eastern European Films at the 75TH VENICE FILM FESTIVAL:
The Sisters Brothers (France, Belgium, Romania, Spain)Directed by Jacques AudiardProduced by Why Not ProductionsCoproduced by Les Films du Fleuve, Mobra Films, Menakoz Films
Sunset (Hungary, France)Directed by László Nemes
Out of Competition – Non-fiction:El Pepe, Una Vida Suprema (Argentina, Uruguay, Serbia)Directed by Emir KusturicaProduced by Kramer & Sigman FilmsIn association with Oriental Features
The River (Kazakhstan, Poland, Norway)Directed by Emir Baigazin Produced by Emir Baigazin ProductionCoproduced by Madants, Norks Film
The Announcement (Turkey, Bulgaria)Directed by Mahmut Fazil Coşkun Produced by Filmotto ProductionCoproduced by The Chouchkov Brothers
The Man Who Surprised Everyone (Russia, Estonia, France)Directed by Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov Produced by Pan Atlantic StudioCoproduced by Homeless Bob Production, Arizona Films DistributionSupported by the Estonian Film Institute
Venice Virtual Reality - Competition – Linear:Trail of Angels (Lithuania, Belarus)Directed by Kristina Buozyte
Giornate degli Autori - Out of Competition – Special Events:The Ghost of Peter Sellers (Cyprus)Directed by Peter Medak Produced by Vegas Media
International Critics’ Week - Competition:You Have the Night (Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia) Directed by Ivan SalatićProduced by Meander FilmCoproduced by Non-Aligned Films, in association with Gustav FilmSupported by Film Center Montenegro, Film Center Serbia