FNE at IFF Bratislava: Family Film Screens in Bratislava Competition

    Family Film by Olmo Omerzu Family Film by Olmo Omerzu

    BRATISLAVA: Fresh off its best actor award at the Cottbus Film Festival, Olmo Omerzu’s Family Film will represent Slovakia at the 17th Bratislava IFF which runs 12-17 November 2015.

    The Macedonia/Kosovo coproduction Three Days in September, which also had a slot in the Cottbus competition, and Sparrows, a coproduction from Iceland, Denmark and Croatia, round out the CEE section of the feature film competition. Nine films have been selected for the main competition

    The documentary competition consisting of eight films includes two CEE films that have been getting attention: Chuck Norris vs Communism (UK/Romania/Germany, 4 Proof Film) directed by Ilinca Calugareanu; and Flotel Europa (Denmark/Serbia) directed by Vladimir Tomić. Slovakia gets its own spotlight once again with the Made in Slovakia section, consisting primarily of shorter films from Slovak directors. Slovak actress Emilia Vasaryova is the recipient of the festival’s special tribute evening.

    The films in the feature film competition are:

    Family Film (Czech Republic, Germany, France, Slovenia, Slovakia)
    Directed by Olmo Omerzu
    Production: Endorfilm
    Coproduction with Arsmedia, Punkchart films, Czech Television
    Supported by The State Cinematography Fund – Czech Republic, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Slovenian Film Center

    Island City (India)
    Directed by Ruchika Oberoi

    Land and Shade (Colombia)
    Directed by César Augusto Acevedo

    Mustang (France, Germany, Turkey, Qatar)
    Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven

    Nahid (Iran)
    Directed by Ida Panahandeh

    Sparrows (Iceland, Denmark, Croatia)
    Directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson

    Three Days in September (Macedonia, Kosovo)
    Directed by Darijan Pejovski

    Underground Fragrance (France, China)
    Directed by Pengfei

    Wednesday, May 9 (Iran)
    Directed by Vahid Jalilvand