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FNE at Venice 2018: CEE Films at the 75th Venice Film Festival Featured

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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 Audiard
Produced by Why Not Productions
Coproduced 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 Kusturica
Produced by Kramer & Sigman Films
In association with Oriental Features


The River (Kazakhstan, Poland, Norway)
Directed by Emir Baigazin 
Produced by Emir Baigazin Production
Coproduced by Madants, Norks Film

The Announcement (Turkey, Bulgaria)
Directed by Mahmut Fazil Coşkun 
Produced by Filmotto Production
Coproduced by The Chouchkov Brothers

The Man Who Surprised Everyone (Russia, Estonia, France)
Directed by Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov 
Produced by Pan Atlantic Studio
Coproduced by Homeless Bob Production, Arizona Films Distribution
Supported 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 Salatić
Produced by Meander Film
Coproduced by Non-Aligned Films, in association with Gustav Film
Supported by Film Center Montenegro, Film Center Serbia 


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