BRATISLAVA: Men Don’t Cry by Alen Drljević is the lone entry from CEE territories among the eight films competing at the 19th edition of IFF Bratislava. The main competition focuses on first and second films of young directors. The festival will be held 9 - 16 November 2017 in Bratislava, Senec, Modra and Malacky.
The Made in Slovakia selection will show domestic premieres including Varga, a documentary portrait of a legend of the Czechoslovak music scene Marián Varga, directed by Soňa Maletz (produced by Punkchart Films and FAMU), and Vít Klusák’s Czech/Slovak/British coproduction The White World According to Daliborek (produced by Hypermartket Film, the Czech Television, Peter Kerekes Film and BRITDOC foundation).
IFF Bratislava‘s Award for Artistic Excellence in World Cinema will be given to actor and director Jean-Marc Barr, who will present his latest film, the post-apocalyptic sci-fi Grain. Barr will star in the Slovak/Czech/Russian coproduction The Cellar. The film, which is expected to be released in May 2018, is produced by Slovakia’s Furia Film in coproduction with 8heads production from the Czech Republic and Russia’s Gate LCC, and directed by award-winning Russian filmmaker Igor Voloshin.
Canadian independent director Denis Côté will lead a masterclass and the festival will screen a selection of his feature films, including his receint Locarno premiered A Skin so Soft.
The list of competition films:
No Date, No Signature / Bedoune Tarikh, Bedoune Emza (Iran)Directed by Vahid Jalilvand
Montparnasse Bienvenue / Jeune femme (France)Directed by Léonor Serraille
West of Sunshine (Australia)Directed by Jason Raftopoulos
Disappearance / Napadid Shodan (Iran, Quatar)Directed by Ali Asgari
Men Don’t Cry / Muškarci ne plaču (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany)Directed by Alen DrljevićProduced by Deblokada SarajevoCoproduced by Iridium Film, Menderley Films, Produkcija Živa, Cineplanet
Hunting Season / Temporada de Caza (Argentina, US, France, Germany, Quatar)Directed by Natalia Garagiola
House Without Roof / Haus ohne Dach (Germany, Iraq, Quatar)Directed by Soleen Yusef
Easy Living (US)Directed by Adam Keleman