27-08-2020

FNE at Venice 2020: Films from FNE Partner Countries at the 77th Venice FF

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VENICE: Polish/German coproduction Never Gonna Snow Again by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, and the new film by Jasmila Žbanić, Quo Vadis, Aida?, a coproduction between Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Romania, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France and Norway have been selected for the main Competition of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival (2-12 September 2020).

Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo is also in main Competition with his US/ Canadian coproduction Pieces Of A Woman, starring Shia LaBoeuf and Vanessa Kirby.

Screening in other sections of the festival are films from Romania, Poland, Hungary, Latvia and Lithuania.

Find below all the films from the FNE partner countries selected at the Venice Film Festival 2020.

FILMS FROM FNE PARTNER COUNTRIES AT VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2020:

OFFICIAL SELECTION:

COMPETITION:

Never Gonna Snow Again (Poland, Germany)
Directed by: Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert
Produced by: Lava Films (PL)
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

Quo Vadis, Aida? (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Romania, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France, Norway)
Directed by: Jasmila Žbanić
Produced by: Deblokada (BA)
Coproduced by: coop99 filmproduktion (AT), Digital Cube (RO), N279 (HOL), Razor Film (DE), Extreme Emotions (PL), Indie Prod, Torden Film (NO), TRT,  ZDF arte , ORF (Film/Television-Agreement), BHRT (BA)
Supported by: EurimagesVlada FBiH – Ministarstvo obrazovanja, the Romanian Film CentreFondacija za kinematografiju Sarajevo, the Austrian Film Institute, the Netherlands Film Fund, the Netherlands Film Incentive, the Polish Film Institute, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, ACM, CNC, IF, Filmfonds Wien, Sørfond, Creative Europe, Ministarstvo kulture i sporta Kantona Sarajevo, the Foundation Open Society Institute 

Pieces of a Woman (Canada, USA, Hungary)
Directed by Kornél Mundruczó
Coproduced by Proton Cinema Theatre

HORIZONS FEATURE FILMS:

Nowhere Special (Italy, UK, Romania)
Directed by: Uberto Pasolini
Produced by: Picomedia SRL (IT), Nowhere Special Ltd (UK), Digital Cube (RO), in association with RAI Cinema
Supported by: Northern Ireland Screen, the Romanian Film Centre,  Eurimages

HORIZONS SHORT FILMS – COMPETITION:

Places (Lithuania)
Directed by Vytautas Katkus

Out of Competition – Fiction:

Mosquito State (Poland)
Directed by Filip Jan Rymsza
Produced by WFDiF 
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

VENICE DAYS:

COMPETITION:

Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (Hungary)
Directed by Lili Horvat
Produced by Poste Restante
Supported by the Hungarian National Film Institute 

Oasis (Serbia, Slovenia, the Netherlands, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Directed by Ivan Ikić
Produced by SENSE Production
Coproduced by Tramal Films (SI), Kepler Film (HL), Les Films d’Antoine (FR), SCCA / Pro.ba (BiH)
Supported by Film Center Serbia, the Slovenian Film Center, the Netherlands Film Fund, the Sarajevo Cinema FundCreative Europe MEDIA and Eurimages

Conference (Russia, Estonia, Italy, UK)
Directed by Ivan Tverdovskiy
Produced by Vega Film (RU), Ark Pictures (RU), Nafta Films (EE)
Coproduced by Reason8 Films (UK), Revolver Films production (IT)
Supported by the Estonian Film Institute , the Cultural Endowment of EstoniaEurimages

The Whaler Boy (Russia, Poland, Belgium)
Directed by Philipp Yuryev
Produced by Orka Film
Supported by the Polish Film Institute 

MIU MIU WOMEN’s TALES:

Nightwalk (Italy, Poland)
Directed by Malgorzata Szumowska

CRITICS WEEK:

COMPETITION:

Thoul Shalt Not Hate  / Non odiare (Italy, Poland)
Directed by Mauro Mancini
Produced by Movimento Film
Coproduced by Agresywna Banda, Rai Cinema, in cooperation with Notorious Picture
Supported by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities – Directorate General for Cinema, the Polish Film Institute, Regione Lazio; in collaboration with Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission

The Flood Won’t Come / Tvano nebus (Lithuania)
Directed by Marat Sargsyan
Produced by Tremora
Supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre

SPECIAL EVENTS - CLOSING FILM:

The Rossellinis (Italy, Latvia)
Directed by Alessandro Rossellini
Produced by B&B Film
Coproduced by VFS Films, Rai Cinema in association with Istituto Luce Cinecitta