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Sarajevo Film Festival’s co-production market CineLink, which will take place during the final days of the festival’s 21st edition (Aug 14-22), has unveiled its full selection.
Nine projects have been added to the previously announced eight, including three guest projects from Qatar, Syria and Russia.
The selection targets projects from established regional names, which are in advanced stage of development and financing.
The line-up includes Georgian director Tinatin Kajrishvili’s Manji, the filmmaker’s second feature after 2014 Berlinale title Brides.
Also featured is A Ballad, the third film by Bosnian film-maker Aida Begić, who won awards at Cannes with Snow in 2008 and Children Of Sarajevo in 2012.
Coming from Turkey is Hamarat Apartment, the new feature by Hüseyin Karabey, whose feature debut My Marlon And Brando received the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actress for Ayca Damgaci in 2008, and whose last outing Come To My Voice won the »
2015 is shaping up to be a big year for several of Romania’s most noted auteurs, and among them is the more obscure Catalin Mitulescu, whose first two features The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006) and Loverboy (2011) both premiered at Cannes, though the latter film never received Us distribution. His latest, Rumeno, stars Alexandru Potocean of 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days and reunites him with Loverboy actress Ada Condeescu (who also starred in the Mitulescu produced If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle and Love Island). Deserving of equal acclaim as his peers, we’re hoping his third feature secures a wider audience. The film revolves around Radu, a young man who returns to his Romanian family after working for one year in Italy. He is warmly welcomed by his wife Monica and his small son, Luca, but both seem very different. »
- Nicholas Bell
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