FESTIVALS: New Competition Programme for Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris

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    VILNIUS: Thirteen debut features were selected for the new competition programme European Debuts of the 23rd Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris, running from 15 to 29 March 2018.

    European Debuts combines the previous competition programmes New Europe – New Names and Baltic Gaze.


    Closeness (Russia)
    Directed by Kantemir Balagov

    Scary Mother (Georgia, Estonia)
    Directed by Ana Urushadze
    Produced by Studio Artizm
    Coproduced by Allfilm
    Produced by the Georgian National Film Center

    Ravens (Sweden)
    Directed by Jens Assur

    Winter Brothers (Iceland)
    Directed by Hlynur Palmason

    The Return (Denmark)
    Directed by Malene Choi Jensen

    Silent Night / Cicha noc (Poland)
    Directed by Piotr Domalewski
    Produced by Munk Studio- Polish Filmmakers Association
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute, the Warmia and Mazury Film Fund

    Charleston (Romania, France)
    Directed by Andrei Crețulescu
    Produced by Icon Production
    Coproduced by Les films du tambour in association with Kinosseur

    Taksim Hold‘em (Turkey)
    Directed by Michael Onder

    Damned Summer (Portugal)
    Directed by Pedro Cabeleira

    The Wild Boys (France)
    Directed by Bertrand Mandico

    Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (Spain) Documentary
    Directed by Gustavo Salmeron

    Happy Winter (Italy)  Documentary
    Directed by Giovanni Totaro

    Over the Limit (Poland) Documentary
    Directed by Marta Prus