FESTIVALS: Astra Film Festival 2019 Announces Lineup


SIBIU: The Astra Film Festival has announced the official programme for its 26th edition (14-20 October 2019). A total of 46 films will vie for awards in the competitive sections: International, Central & Eastern Europe, Romania and DocSchool.

Additionally, 80 films have been selected for the 12 thematic programmes or will be screened as part of the festival’s programme dedicated to young audiences, Astra Film Junior.

Most of the films will be screened in Sibiu for the first time and over 55 films will have their national, international and world premieres at AFF.

International Competition:

In Touch (Poland, Iceland)
Directed by Pawel Ziemilski

Lapü (Colombia)
Directed by César Jaimes, Juan Pablo Polanco

Scheme Birds (Sweden, UK)
Directed by Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin

Una Primavera (Italy, Austria, Germany)
Directed by Valentina Primavera

Strip and War (Belarus, Poland)
Directed by Andrei Kutsila

A Perfect Housewife (Israel)
Directed by Jane Bibi

Letter to Theo (Belgium)
Directed by Elodie Lélu

Laila at the Bridge (Canada, Afghanistan)
Directed by Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei

For Sama (UK, Syria)
Directed by Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts

Immortal (Estonia)
Directed by Ksenia Okhapkina

State Funeral (Lithuania, Netherlands)
Directed by Sergei Loznitsa

Central & Eastern Europe Competition:

My Unknown Soldier (Czech Republic, Latvia, Slovak Republic)
Directed by Anna Kryvenko

I See Red People (France, Bulgaria)
Directed by Bojina Panayotova

Hungary 2018-Behind the Scenes of Democracy (Hungary, Portugal)
Directed by Eszter Hajdu

Angel Business (Hungary)
Directed by Zsuzsanna Gellér-Varga

White Mama (Russia)
Directed by Zosya Rodkevich, Evgeniya Ostanina

Delta Zoo (Lithuania, Latvia)
Directed by Andrius Lekavičius

Heat Singers (Ukraine)
Directed by Nadia Parfan

The Balcony of Europe (Russia, Lithuania)
Directed by Dali Rust

Hey, Bro! (Russia)
Directed by Aleksander Elkan

Rodeo (Estonia, Finland)
Directed by Raimo Joerand, Kiur Aarma

Click HERE for the complete Astra Film Festival 2019 official selection.

Click HERE for the press release.