FNE at IFF Bratislava 2016: European Films Dominate Competition Lineup

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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 by Bogdan MiricaDogs / Câini (France, Romania, Bulgaria)
Directed by Bogdan Mirică
Produced by EZ Films 14
Coproduced by 42Km Film, Argo Film
Supported 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 BarrasMellow Mud by Renārs Vimba

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

Quit Staring at My Plate by Hana JušićOne 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