SEVILLE: Eighteen films from CEE are among the 49 films chosen for the EFA Feature Film Selection. The nominations for the 2018 EFA Awards will be announced at the Seville European Film Festival on 10 November 2018, while the 31st European Film Awards will take place in Seville on 15 December 2018.
EFA members from the 20 countries with the most members have voted one national film directly into the selection list. To complete the list, a Selection Committee consisting of the EFA Board and invited experts Giorgio Gosetti (Italy), Elise Jalladeau (Greece), Christophe Leparc (France), Jacob Neiendam (Denmark), Edvinas Pukšta (Lithuania) and Alik Shpilyuk (Ukraine) has included further films.
CEE Films in the EFA Feature Film Selection:
Ága (Bulgaria, Germany, France) Directed by Milko Lazarov Produced by Red Carpet Coproduced by 42Film, Arizona Films Productions, the Bulgarian National Television (www.bnt.bg) and ZDF/Arte Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, the French CNC and German MDM
Ayka (Russia, Germany, Poland, Kazakhstan)Directed by Sergey DvortsevoyProduced by Pallas Film GmbHCoproduced by Otter Films, KNM, Kinodvor, Eurasia, Juben PicturesSupported by the Russian Ministry of Culture, Eurimages, the Polish Film Institute, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
Cold War / Zimna Wojna (Poland, UK, France) Directed byPaweł Pawlikowski Produced by Opus Film Coproduced by Apocalypso Pictures Supported by the Polish Film Institute, MK2 Films, Film4, British Film Institute, Eurimages
Donbass (Germany, France, Ukraine, the Netherlands. Romania)Directed by Sergei LoznitsaProduced by Ma.ja.de. FictionCoproduced by Arthouse Traffic, JBA Production, Graniet Film, Wild at Art, Digital CubeAssociate producer: Atoms & VoidSupported by Eurimages, the French CNC’s World Cinema Support
Dovlatov (Russia, Poland, Serbia) Directed by Alexey German Jr. Produced by SAGa film, Metrafilms In association with Channel One Russia and with the participation of Lenfilm film studio, Poland’s Message Film and Art & Popcorn Motion Picture Company Supported by Eurimages, the Polish Film Institute, Film Center Serbia, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Russian Cinema Fund and the Government of Saint Petersburg
Fugue / Fuga (Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden) Directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska Produced by Mental Disorder 4 Coproduced by Axman Production, CommonGround Pictures, Odra Film, Mazovia Film Fund, Film I Vast Supported by the Polish Film Institute
Men Don’t Cry / Muškarci ne plaču (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany) Directed by Alen Drljevic Produced by Deblokada Sarajevo Coproduced by Iridium Film, Menderley Films, Produkcija Živa, Cineplanet
Milada (Czech Republic) Directed by David Mrnka Produced by Loaded Vision Entertainment Supported by the Czech Film Fund
Mug / Twarz (Poland) Directed by Małgorzata Szumowska Produced by Nowhere Supported by the Polish Film Institute
One Day / Eg nap (Hungary)Directed by Zsofia Szilagy
Pity / Oiktos (Greece, Poland) Directed by Babis Makridis Produced by Neda Film, Madants, Beben Films Coproduced by the Onassis Foundation, ERT SA, the Greek Film Center, Film Produkcja, Studio Produkcyjne ORKA, Foss Supported by the Polish Film Institute, Eurimages
Pororoca (Romania, France) Directed by Constantin Popescu Produced by Scharf Film & Advertising Coproduced by Irreverence Films Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Eurimages, the French CNC’s Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, l’Institut Français
Scary Mother / Sasishi deda (Georgia, Estonia) Directed by Ana Urushadze Produced by Studio Artizm Coproduced by Allfilm Produced by the Georgian National Film Center
The Captain / Der Hauptmann (Germany, France, Poland)Directed by Robert SchwentkeProduced by Filmgalerie 451, Alfama Films, Opus FilmCoproduced by Facing East, Worst Case Entertainment, Hands-on Producers, Maria Films
The Wild Pear Tree / Ahlat agaci (Turkey, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sweden)Directed by Nuri Bilge CeylanProduced by Zeyno FilmCoproduced by Memento Films Prod., Detail Film, RFF International, Sisters and Brother Mitevski, 2006 Produkcija Sarajevo, Film i Väst, Chimney Pot, ARTE France Cinéma, Imaj, Türkiye Radyo Televizyon Kurumu (TRT), Doha Film Institute, Nu-Look Yapım, Kale Grubu productionSupported by the Macedonian Film Agency, Bosnia and Herzegovina Film Fund
Touch Me Not / Nu mă atinge-mă (Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France) Directed by Adina Pintilie Produced by Manekino Film Coproduced by RohFilm Productions, PINK, Agitprop Ltd and Les Films de l'Étranger Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, EURIMAGES, Torino Film Lab, MDM (Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung) Germany, the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Czech Film Fund, Strasbourg Urban Community, MEDIA
Under the Tree / Undir trénu (Iceland, Denmark, Poland, Germany)Directed by Gunnar SigurdssonProduced by Netop FilmsCoproduced by Profile, Madants, One Two Films
Borg/McEnroe / Borg (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Czech Republic)Directed by Janus MetzProduced by SF Studios productionCoproduced by Film i Väst, Sveriges Television, Nordisk Film, Yellow Film & TV, Sirena Film
Click HERE for the full list of selected films.