BRATISLAVA: Eight films have been announced for the main competition of the 18th Bratislava IFF, which runs 11-17 November 2016. The festival will have a focus on Croatia, including one Croatian film in the international competition.
In keeping with the theme, Croatian actor Rade Serbedzija will receive the Artistic Excellence in World Cinema Award. Other themes for this year’s festival include a focus on urban city life and a look back at US elections.
CEE films in the main competition include Dogs by Romanian director Bogdan Mirica, Mellow Mud from Latvia directed by Renars Vimba and Quit Staring at My Plate by Croatian director Hana Jusic.
The list of competition films follows:
Dogs / Câini (France, Romania, Bulgaria)Directed by Bogdan MiricăProduced by EZ Films 14Coproduced by 42Km Film, Argo FilmSupported by the Romanian Film Centre, Bulgarian National Film Center
Mellow Mud (Latvia) Directed by Renārs Vimba Produced by Tasse Film Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia, Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, MEDIA
My Life as a Courgette (Switzerland, France)Directed by Claude Barras
Quit Staring At My Plate / Ne gledaj mi u pijat (Croatia, Denmark) Directed by Hana Jušić Produced by Kinorama Coproduced by Beofilm Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Croatian Radiotelevision
Worldly Girl (Italy, France)Directed by Marco Danieli
One Week and a Day (Israel)Directed by Asaph Polonsky
The Swallow (Switzerland)Directed by Mano Khalil
Tramontane (Lebanon, France, Qatar, UAE)Directed by Vatche Boulghourjian, Lebanon, France, Qatar, UAE