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Concorso Internazionale

La Prunelle de mes yeux, by Axelle Ropert

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In an edition of the festival powered by an energy that brooks no borders,  the Concorso internazionale presents 17 films that blow in from Japan to Portugal, from Bulgaria to Thailand. Seventeen films and as many world premieres of which eight are directed by women.  Newcomers vs returnees,  experience vs youthfulness, discoveries vs already established talents, fiction, documentaries and hybrids. Seventeen different visions competing for the  Pardo d’oro.

AL MA’ WAL KHODRA WAL WAJH EL HASSAN (Brooks, Meadows and Lovely Faces) by Yousry Nasrallah
Egypt – 2016 – 115’
with Laila Eloui, Mena Shalaby, Bassem Samra, Ahmed Daoud, Sabrine, Alaa Zenhom, Mohamed Sharnouby, Lama Kotkot, Enaam Saloussa, Mohamed Farag, Zeina Mansour, Mohamed Aly Rizk
Production: El Sobky Film for Cinema Production
World Sales: Pyramide International
World Premiere

BANGKOK NITES by Katsuya Tomita
Japan/France/Thailand/Laos – 2016 – 183’
with Subenja Pongkorn, Sunun Phuwiset, Chutlpha Promplang, Tanyarat Kongphu, Sarinya Yongsawat, Hitoshi Ito, Yohta Kawase
Production: KUZOKU
Co-production: Flying Pillow Films, Trixta, Bangkok Planning, Lao Art Media, Les Films de l’Étranger
World Premiere

CORRESPONDÊNCIAS by Rita Azevedo Gomes
Portugal – 2016 – 145’
with Eva Truffaut, Pierre Léon, Rita Durão, Anna Leppänen, Luís Miguel Cintra
Production: C.R.I.M.
World Sales: C.R.I.M.
World Premiere

DAO KHANONG (By the Time It Gets Dark) by Anocha Suwichakornpong
Thailand/Netherlands/France/Qatar – 2016 – 105’
with Arak Amornsupasiri, Atchara Suwan, Visra Vichit-Vadakan, Inthira Charoenpura, Rassami Paoluengtong, Penpak Sirikul, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Waywiree Ittianunkul, Natdanai Wangsiripaisarn
Production: Electric Eel Films
Co-production: VS Service, Survivance
World Premiere

DER TRAUMHAFTE WEG by Angela Schanelec
Germany – 2016 – 86’
with Miriam Jakob, Thorbjörn Björnsson, Maren Eggert, Philip Hayes, Anaïa Zapp
Production: Filmgalerie 451
Co-production: WDR, Arte
World Sales: Filmgalerie 451
World Premiere

GODLESS by Ralitza Petrova
Bulgaria/Denmark/France – 2016 – 99’
with Irena Ivanova, Ivan Nalbantov, Ventzislav Konstantinov, Alexandr Triffonov, Dimitar Petkov
Production: KLAS Film
Co-production: Snowglobe, Alcatraz Films, Film Factory
World Sales: Heretic Outreach
World Premiere, First feature

HERMIA & HELENA by Matías Piñeiro
USA/Argentina – 2016 – 87’
with Agustina Muñoz, María Villar, Mati Diop, Julian Larquier, Keith Poulson, Dan Sallitt, Laura Paredes, Dustin Defa, Gabi Saidón, Romina Paula, Pablo Sigal, Kyle Molzan, Ryan Miyake, Oscar Williams
Production: Trapecio Cine, Ravenser Odd
Co-production: Cinema Conservancy
World Sales: Trapecio Cine, Ravenser Odd
World Premiere

INIMI CICATRIZATE (Scarred Hearts) by Radu Jude
Romania/Germany – 2016 – 141’
with Lucian Teodor Rus, Ivana Mladenovic, Ilinca Harnut, Serban Pavlu, Marian Olteanu, Alexandru Dabija, Dana Voicu, Adina Cristescu, Sarra Tsorakidis, Larisa Crunțeanu, Marius Damian, Bogdan Cotlet, Gabriel Spahiu, Alexandru Bogdan
Production: Hi Film Productions
Co-production: Komplizen Film
World Sales: Beta Cinema
World Premiere

JEUNESSE by Julien Samani
France/Portugal – 2016 – 83’
with Kevin Azaïs, Samir Guesmi, Jean-François Stévenin
Production: Alfama Films Production
Co-production: Leopardo Filmes
World Sales: Alfama Films
World Premiere, First feature

KAZE NI NURETA ONNA (Wet Woman in the Wind) by Akihiko Shiota
Japan – 2016 – 77’
with Yuki Mamiya, Tasuku Nagaoka, Ryushin Tei, Takahiro Kato, Michiko Suzuki, Hitomi Nakatani
Production: Nikkatsu Corporation
Co-production: SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, DJANGO FILM Production
World Sales: Nikkatsu Corporation
World Premiere

LA IDEA DE UN LAGO by Milagros Mumenthaler
Switzerland/Argentina/Qatar – 2016 – 82’
with Carla Crespo, Rosario Bléfari, Malena Moiron
Production: Alina film, Ruda Cine
Swiss distributor: Look Now!
World Premiere

LA PRUNELLE DE MES YEUX by Axelle Ropert
France – 2016 – 90’
with Mélanie Bernier, Bastien Bouillon, Antonin Fresson, Chloé Astor, Swann Arlaud, Serge Bozon
Production: Les Films Pelléas
Co-production: Arte
World Sales: Les Films du Losange
World Premiere

MARIJA by Michael Koch
Germany/Switzerland – 2016 – 100’
with Margarita Breitkreiz, Georg Friedrich, Olga Dinnikova, Sahin Eryilmaz
Production: Pandora Film Produktion
Co-production: Hugofilm Productions
Swiss distributor: Frenetic Films
World Premiere, First feature

MISTER UNIVERSO by Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel
Austria/Italy – 2016 – 90’
with Tairo Caroli, Wendy Weber, Arthur Robin, Lilly Robin
Production: Vento Film
World Sales: Be For Films
World Premiere

O ORNITÒLOGO by João Pedro Rodrigues
Portugal/France/Brazil – 2016 – 118’
with Paul Hamy, Xelo Cagiao, Wen Han, Chan Sua Lin
Production: Blackmaria, House on Fire, Itaca Films
Co-production: Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains
World Sales: Films Boutique
World Premiere

OSTATNIA RODZINA (The Last Family) by Jan P. Matuszyński
Poland – 2016 – 122’
with Andrzej Seweryn, Dawid Ogrodnik, Aleksandra Konieczna, Andrzej Chyra
Production: Aurum Film
Co-production: HBO Europe, Mazovia Film Fund, Lightcraft, Universal Music Polska
World Sales: New Europe Film Sales
World Premiere

SLAVA (Glory) by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Bulgaria/Greece – 2016 – 101’
with Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva
Production: Abraxas Film
Co-production: Graal Films
World Sales: WIDE
World Premiere

 

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