FNE at MIFF 2012: CEE films dominate Moscow Film Festival programme lineup.


    {mosimage}MOSCOW: Films from Central and Eastern Europe will dominate the Competition of the 34th Moscow International Film Festival over the next eight days with six of the 17 films in the main competition coming from the region. Poland, Hungary, Latvia, Estonia, Croatia and Finland have all scored places in the lineup.

    In the Perspectives Competition Georgian director Eduard Oganesyan's Georgian comedy will be screened.

    The festival kicked off last night with its opening ceremony at the October Cinema where Tim Burton received a lifetime achievement award. Russian director Timur Bekmambetov was also honoured at the ceremony. Bekmambetov moved on to Hollywood after the international success of his Night Watch and has teamed up with Burton on a number of projects. MIFF has lost two of its traditional homes this year with the massive Pushkin Cinema where the opening and closing are usually held under reconstruction and the opening party transferred to an outdoor venue near Luzhniki Stadium instead of its usual home in Gorky Park on the Moscow River.

    In total the festival will screen hundreds of films from 21-29 June in four competitions and 22 side programmes at venues across Moscow. Two business events will take place, the Roskino Doors (21-24 June) event with a film market of 20 films and an industry summit of professionals and the Moscow Business Square (25-27 June) hosted by the Russian Cinema Fund which this year includes the Eurasia Film Meetings an International Film Forum of CIS, Baltic countries and the Republic of Georgia.

    A total of 150 Russian films will screen during MIFF and as usual all foreign guests will have their eyes on the Russian film programme headed by Irina Pavlova. New this year is a short film programme headed by one of MIFF's youngest team members Nelya Golman.

    Main Competition Programme

    80 million / 80 Millionow (Poland)

    Directed by Waldemar Krzystek

    Produced by Media Brigade Banaszkiewicz and Kurek Sp.j. (www.mediabrigade.pl) in co-production with Odra-Film (www.odra-film.wroc.pl), Andrzej Białas; Orka Studio Production (www.orkafilm.pl), Jacek Kulczycki; Dreamsound (www.dreamsound.pl), Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński; Editing Brigade (www.editing.pl), Urszula Stefańska; Canal+ (www.canalplus.pl), Beata Ryczkowska.

    Supported by the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl)

    A Cherry on a Pomegranate Tree/ Shi Liu Shu Shang Ошу ying Tao

    Directed by Chen LI


    Directed by Stefano Sollima

    Expiration Date / Fecha de caducidad

    Directed by Kenya Marquez

    Fire in hell / Jioghwa

    Directed by Lee Sant-Woo

    Growing in the Wind

    Directed by Rahbar Ghanbari

    Gulf Stream Under the Iceberg / Golfstrim pod aysbergom (Latvia/Russia)

    Produced by Nida Filma (www.nidafilma.lv), Producer Centre Horosho Production Co Ltd.
    Supported by National Film Centre of Latvia (www.nfc.ov)
    State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia,
    Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

    International sales: Wide Management

    July / Krapetz

    Directed by Kiril Stankov

    Produced by Gala Film (www.gala-film.com) and SoFilm Ltd (www.sofilm.net)

    Bulgarian National Television

    Supported by Bulgarian National Film Center and EU MEDIA


    Directed by Tinge Krishnan

    Lonely Island / Üksik saar (Estonia, Belarus, Lativa)

    Director by Peeter Simm

    Produced by Lege Artis Film (www.legeartisfilm.com) Estonia and F.O.R.M.A. Films (www.studioforma.lv) Latvia (Coproduction with Belarus)

    Supported by Estonian Film Foundation (www.efsa.ee)

    Magnificent Presence / Magnifica Presenza

    Directed by Ferzan Ozpetek

    Naked Harbour / Vuosaari (Finland)

    Directed by Golaya Bukhta

    O Apóstolo

    Directed by Fernando Cortizo

    Rita's Last Fairy Tale / Poslednyaya skazka Rity

    Directed by Renata Litvinova

    The Door / Az ajtó (Hungary, Germany)

    Directed by Istvan Szabo

    Produced by FilmArt Kft, Intuit Pictures GmbH

    International Sales: Bankside Films

    The Horde / Orda

    Directed by Alexander Proshkin

    Vegetarian Cannibal / Ljudozder Vegetarijanac (Croatia)

    Directed by Branko Schmidt

    Produced by Telefilm (www.telefilm.hr)

    Coproduced by Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT)

    Supported by HAVC (www.havc.hr)

    Perspectives Competition


    Directed by Eduard Oganesyan

    Comedy about a family living in old Tbilisi

    Supported by Georgian National Film Center (www.gnfc.ge)

    170 Hz

    Amaro Amore


    City of Children / I poli ton paidion


    Everybody's gone

    Fourth Dimension

    Garbage Horizon / Tian Bian

    If only everyone... / Yet'ye bolory...

    The wreckers

    Where is my mother tongue? / Ana Dilim Nerede