Sarajevo Film Festival
July 22 - 30, 2011
Sarajevo / Bosnia and Herzegovina
The best films in this year's documentary competition will be judged by Luciano Barisone (journalist and film critic, Italy), Biljana Garvanlieva (freelance author and director, Macedonia), and David Rieff (journalist and author, USA).
The competition includes several documentaries that have attended some of IDF's activities:
Cinema Komunisto , Serbia, 2010, 100 min, Digi Beta, HD, Arts and Culture, Creative, History, Politics, Society
When reality has a different script from the one in your films, who wouldn't invent a country to fool themselves? Using rare footage from dozens of forgotten Yugoslav films, as well as never-seen-before archive from film sets and Tito’s private screenings, the documentary recreates the narrative of a country, the stories told on screen and the ones hidden behind it. Stars such as Richard Burton, Sofia Loren and Orson Welles add a touch of glamour to the national effort, appearing in super-productions financed by the state. Tito’s favorite film director, his projectionist who showed him films every night for 30 years, the most famous actor of partisan films, and the director of the film studios who was a secret policeman – all tell how the history of Yugoslavia was constructed on the screen. 2 x 52' version also available.
Láthatatlan húrok - A tehetséges Pusker nővérek , Hungary, 2010, 72 min, HD, Music, Portrait
A documentary about an almost mysterious relationship between two sisters, and about the power of music that plays a determining and essential part in their lives.
Austria, 2010, 100 min, 35 mm, HD, Creative, Society
Darkness can help us see things more clearly. In Abendland, Nikolaus Geyrhalter undertakes a long associative journey across nighttime Europe. Pulsating service economy and affluent society, the wall of security and exclusion, urban civilization, hedonist Temple of Pleasure, at once inspired and weighed down by history, tradition and high culture. Night work, self-abandon, noise and silence, confusion of tongues, birth, illness, death and desperate attempts to cross the border. Geyrhalter's camera and the congenial editing by Wolfgang Widerhofer create a compelling film essay about one continent and the principle of the West (Abendland).
Japan, Serbia, 2010, 72 min, Beta SP, Human Rights, Social Issues
Run for Life is a story about three Ethiopian athletes who had participated at Podgorica half-marathon in November 2007 and afterwards decided to stay in Serbia and applied for political asylum. When Zoran Molović, a former Yugoslav athletic champion found out about their situation, he took them from the refugee camp, found them accommodation in the village of Pambukovica and became their coach. There the athlets train, wait for Serbian citizenship and hope that one day they will run for Serbia at world competitions. Should they return to Ethiopia, they would face poverty, war, and even jail. This is a film about their expectations, hopes, about their struggle with the situation, sorrow for their families but also about how Serbia will accept them.
- My Mate Manchester United / Stefan Valdobrev / Bulgaria 2011 / 57 min
- Rules of Single Life / Tonislav Hristov / Bulgaria, Finland 2011 / 79 min
- Trials, Tribulations & Sustainable Growth of a Cock / Vladimir Perović / Montenegro 2011 / 20 min
- Loaded / Alen Drljević / B&H 2011 / 23 min
- Magnet / Namik Kabil / B&H 2011 / 42 min
- A Hero for Our Time / Šeki Radončić / B&H 2011 / 43 min
- A Day on the Drina / Ines Tanović / B&H 2011 / 17 min
- Old Mountain / Goran Stanković / Serbia 2010 / 18 min
- Ecumenopolis: City without Limits / Turkey, Germany 2011 / 93 min
- I've Come and I'm Gone / Metin Akdemir / Turkey 2011 / 14 min
- Depopulation / Igor Zelić, Domagoj Matizović / Croatia 2011 / 20 min
- War Reporter / Silvestar Kolbas / Croatia 2011 / 60 min
- The Way Out / Vedran Šamanović, Sanja Šamanović / Croatia 2010 / 10 min
- Land of Knowledge / Saša Ban / Croatia 2011 / 65 min
- Schwarzkopf / Arman T. Riahi / Austria 2011 / 90 min
- My Vote / Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, Andrei Gorgan / Romania 2011 / 42 min
- Where Has the Working Class Gone? / Maja Weiss / Slovenia 2010 / 55 min
- A Cell Phone Movie / Nedžad Begović / B&H 2011 / 62 min
Sarajevo Film Festival
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
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