10-11-2015

FNE at IFF Bratislava: Family Film Screens in Bratislava Competition

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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