FESTIVALS: Eleven Films Compete for LIFFe Main Prize

Requiem for Mrs J by Bojan Vuletic Requiem for Mrs J by Bojan Vuletic

LJUBLJANA: Contenders for Oscar best foreign film nominations Men Don’t Cry and Requiem for Mrs. J are among the 11 films competing in the Perspectives section of the 28th Ljubljana IFF, which runs 8 – 19 November 2017.

The competition section is devoted to new filmmakers. The festival also holds a competition of short films. The 2017 festival will have a focus on recent French production. “France boasts a venerable tradition,” programme director Simon Popek said in a statement.

Alongside the film programme, the festival will host a three-day seminar on script analysis, 8 – 10 November, as well as a conference on Slovenian cinema, meetings with emerging producers and a case study on coproducing with Hungary.

The complete list of films in competition follows:

Araby (Brazil)
Directed by Affonso Uchoa, Joao Dumans

Colombus (USA)
Directed by Kogonada

Heartstone (Iceland, Denmark)
Directed by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson

I am Not a Witch (UK, France)
Directed by Rungano Nyoni

Men Don’t Cry (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany)
Directed by Alen Drljevic
Produced by Deblokada Sarajevo
Coproduced by Iridium Film, Menderley Films, Produkcija Živa, Cineplanet

Menashe (USA, Israel)
Directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein

Men Dont Cry by Alen DrljevićMontparnasse Bienvenue (France, Belgium)
Directed by Leonor Serraille

Quality Time (Netherlands)
Directed by Daan Bakker

Requiem for Mrs. J (Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, France, Russia)
Directed by Bojan Vuletic
Produced by SEE Film Pro, Geopoly Film, Skopje Film Studio
Supported by Film Center Serbia, the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Macedonian Film Fund and Eurimages

Rey (Chile, France, Netherlands)
Directed by Niles Atallah

The Summer is Gone (China)
Directed by Zhang Dalei