FNE at Jihlava IDFF 2013: Between the Seas Casts a Wide Net

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    PRAGUE: Twelve documentaries representing 15 countries stretching from Estonia to Croatia and from the U.K. to Armenia have been selected for the CEE competition section Between the Seas at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, running 24-29 October 2013.

    None of the films in the international competition Opus Bonum is a CEE production.

    The Between the Seas selection is notable for including the Bulgarian film The Last Black Sea Pirates which was developed as part of the Ex-Oriente workshop at Jihlava. The Czech Republic, which gets its own section (Czech Dream, with 14 films), is represented by a Slovak/Czech coproduction Normalization (Kauza Cervanová), a study of the fight by a group of men accused of the murder of a young woman in Slovakia who try to prove they were victims of judicial terror, from Slovak director Robert Kirchhoff. Latvia sends a film that paints the turbulent history of Northern Europe through one family’s story, My Family Tree directed by Uma Celma.

    The complete list of films in the competition follows:

    The Last Black Sea Pirates (BULGARIA), dir. Vanya Rainova, prod. Martichka Bozhilova

    Normalization (SLOVAKIA/CZECH REPUBLIC), dir. Robert Kirchhoff, prod. Robert Kirchhoff

    My Family Tree (LATVIA), dir. Una Celma, prod. Una Celma, Agita Bergane Berge

    Lecedra (FRANCE/BULGARIA), dir. Jivko Darakchiev, prod. François Bonenfant

    Not My Land (ESTONIA), dir. Aljona Surzhikova, prod. Sergei Trofimov

    Pretty Girl, Why Have You Come, Do You Want to Do My Job? (ARMENIA), dir. Davit Stepanjan, prod. Nazareth Karoyan, Nora Galfayan

    Regina (UK/HUNGARY/GERMANY), dir. Diana Groo, prod. Alan Reich, Diana Groó, George Weisz, Iván Angelusz, Michael Truckenbrodt

    Sleeping Souls (FRANCE), dir. Alexander Abaturov, prod. Rebecca Houzel

    The 727 Days Without Karamo (AUSTRIA), dir. Anja Salomonowitz, prod. Alexander Dumreicher- Ivanceanu

    The Art of Disappearing (POLAND), dir. Bartek Konopka, Piotr Rosolowski

    The Waiting Point (CROATIA), dir. Maša Drndić, prod. Marin Lukanović

    Winter / Miracle (CROATIA/DENMARK/BRAZIL), dir. Gustavo Beck, Željka Suková, prod. Aleš Suk, Gustavo Beck