LJUBLJANA: Contenders for Oscar best foreign film nominations Men Don’t Cry and Requiem for Mrs. J are among the 11 films competing in the Perspectives section of the 28th Ljubljana IFF, which runs 8 – 19 November 2017.
The competition section is devoted to new filmmakers. The festival also holds a competition of short films. The 2017 festival will have a focus on recent French production. “France boasts a venerable tradition,” programme director Simon Popek said in a statement.
Alongside the film programme, the festival will host a three-day seminar on script analysis, 8 – 10 November, as well as a conference on Slovenian cinema, meetings with emerging producers and a case study on coproducing with Hungary.
The complete list of films in competition follows:
Araby (Brazil)Directed by Affonso Uchoa, Joao Dumans
Colombus (USA)Directed by Kogonada
Heartstone (Iceland, Denmark)Directed by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson
I am Not a Witch (UK, France)Directed by Rungano Nyoni
Men Don’t Cry (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany)Directed by Alen DrljevicProduced by Deblokada SarajevoCoproduced by Iridium Film, Menderley Films, Produkcija Živa, Cineplanet
Menashe (USA, Israel)Directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein
Montparnasse Bienvenue (France, Belgium)Directed by Leonor Serraille
Quality Time (Netherlands)Directed by Daan Bakker
Requiem for Mrs. J (Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, France, Russia)Directed by Bojan VuleticProduced by SEE Film Pro, Geopoly Film, Skopje Film StudioSupported by Film Center Serbia, the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Macedonian Film Fund and Eurimages
Rey (Chile, France, Netherlands)Directed by Niles Atallah
The Summer is Gone (China)Directed by Zhang Dalei