FESTIVALS: The 20th Motovun FF Announces Lineup

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MOTOVUN: Eighteen films have been selected for the main programme of the 20th Motovun IFF, set to take place from 25 to 29 July 2017.

The festival will also screen a competition for short films (with 22 titles selected), a focus on Iceland (Icetria) and Degenerate Art 2.0, a programme dealing with the new tendencies in limiting the freedom of artistic expression.

The Motovun Film Festival is dedicated to films from small cinematographies and independent productions.


Bright Sunshine / Un beau soleil intérieur (France)
Directed by Claire Denis

The Distinguished Citizen / El ciudadano ilustre (Argentina, Spain)
Directed by Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat

The Square (Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark)
Directed by Ruben Östlund

Western by Valeska GrisebachWestern (Germany, Bulgaria, Austria)
Directed by Valeska Grisebach
Produced by Komplizen Film Production
Coproduced by Chouchkov Brothers, Coop99, KNM, ZDF-Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, Arte

The Misandrists (Germany)
Directed by Bruce LaBruce

Bar / El bar (Spain)
Directed by Álex de la Iglesia

Heartstone / Hjartastein (Denmark, Ireland)
Directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

A Date for Mad Mary (Ireland)
Directed by Darren Thornton

Spoor / Pokot aka Game Count (Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovakia)
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Produced by by TOR Film Production, coproduced by Heimatfilm GmbH (Germany), Chimney Group (Sweden) and nutprodukce (Czech Republic), nutprodukcia (Slovak Republic)
Supported by the Polish Film Institute, the MEDIA Programme, the Czech State Cinematography Fund, Eurimages, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Swedish Film Institute and the Polish-German Co-Development Fund

Breaking News (Romania)
Directed by Iulia Rugină
Produced by Hai–Hui Entertainment
Coproduced by Libra Film Production
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre

Dede (Georgia, Qatar, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Croatia)
Directed by Mariam Khatchvani
Produced by 20 Steps
Coproduced by Film and Music Entertainment, MP Film Production, Montauk Film Production, and JaJa Film Productions
Supported by the Doha Film Institute and the Georgian National Film Centre

Holy Air / Hawa Moqaddas (Israel)
Directed by Shady Srour

Beliebers (Serbia)
Directed by Tea Lukač
Produced by the Faculty of Dramatic Arts Belgrade

Zoology / Zoologiya (Russia, France, Germany)
Directed by Ivan I. Tverdovsky

The Fury of a Patient Man / Tarde para la ira (Spain)
Directed by Raúl Arévalo

A Brief Excursion / Kratki izlet (Croatia)
Directed by Igor Bezinović
Produced by Studio Pangolin

Amok (Poland)
Directed by Katarzyna Adamik 
Produced by K&K Selekt Film; coproduced by TVN S.A., Kino Świat, Studio Produkcyjne Orka