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FESTIVALS: ICFF Manaki Brothers Ready to Kick Off Featured

2017-09-22

BITOLA: Thirteen films will run in the international feature film competition for the Golden, Silver and Bronze Camera 300 awards at the 38th edition of the International Cinematographers’ Film Festival Manaki Brothers, which will kick off in Bitola, Macedonia on 23 September 2017. The Bulgarian/German/Macedonian coproduction Directions / Posoki by Stefan Komandarev will open the festival.

Over 100 feature, documentary and short films will be screened in 14 programmes. The festival also organises a European cinema programme (with seven titles selected),  an international competition for documentaries (with seven titles selected) and an international competition for short films (with 11 titles selected). The programme also includes an Austrian and a Danish panorama, the national programme Mak Point, special screenings, a junior programme and the European Film Academy programme.

The festival will honor the Italian cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno and the French cinematographer Pier Lhomme with Golden Camera 300 Lifetime Achievement Awards. This year’s recipient of the Special Camera 300 for Special Contribution to World Cinema Art is the Macedonian writer/director Milcho Manchevski.

The festival is organised by the Macedonian Film Professional Association with the support from the Macedonian Film Agency and the Muncipality of Bitola.

The festival will wrap on 30 September 2017.


FEATURE FILM COMPETITION:

Directions / Posoki (Bulgaria, Germany, Macedonia)
Directed by Stefan Komandarev
Cinematography by Vesselin Hristov
Produced by Argo Film
Coproduced by Aktis Film Production and Sector Film
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film CenterBulgarian National Television, the German Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), the Macedonian Film Agency and Eurimages

Spoor / Pokot (Poland, Germany, Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovakia)
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Cinematography by Jolanta Dylewska
Produced by TOR Film Production
Coproduced by Heimatfilm GmbH, Chimney Group and Nutprodukce, nutprodukcia (Slovak Republic)
Supported by the Polish Film Institute, the Czech State Cinematography FundEurimages, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Swedish Film Institute, the MEDIA Programme and the Polish-German Co-Development Fund

The Frog / Žaba (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia)
Directed by Elmir Jukić
Cinematography by Dejan Dimeski
Produced by Rеfresh Production
Coproduced by Skopje Film StudioLiving Pictures  and Propeler Film
Supported by the BiH Film Fund, the Macedonian Film Agency and Eurimages

In the Fade (Germany, France)
Directed by Fatih Akin
Cinematography by Rainer Klausmann

Félicité / Felisite (France, Belgium, Senegal, Germany, Lebanon)
Directed by Alain Gomis
Cinematography by Céline Bozon

Loveless / Nelyubov (Russia, France, Belgium, Germany)
Directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev
Cinematography by Mikhail Krichman

Jupiter's Moon / Jupiter holdja (Hungary, Germany)
Directed by Kornél Mundruczó
Cinematography by Marcell Rev

On the Beach at Night Alone / Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (South Korea)
Directed by Hong Sangsoo
Cinematography by Park Hongyeol and Hyung-ku Kim

How Viktor "The Garlic" Took Alexey "The Stud" to the Nursing Home / Kak Vitka Chesnok vez Lecha Shtyrya v dom invalidov (Russia)
Directed by Alexander Hant
Cinematography by Daniil Fomichev

On Body and Soul / Teströl és lélekröl (Hungary)
Directed by Ildiko Enyedi
Cinematography by Mate Herbai

When the Day Had No Name / Koga denot nemase ime (Macedonia, Belgium, Slovenia)
Directed by Teona Strugar Mitevska
Cinematography by Agnes Godard
Produced by Sisters and Brother Mitevski 
Coproduced by Vertigo and Entre Chien et Loup
Supported by the Macedonian Film AgencyEurimages, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

The Party (United Kingdom, Denmark)
Directed by Sally Poter
Cinematography by Alexey Rodionov

Let the Sunshine In / Un beau soleil interieur (France)
Directed by Claire Denis
Cinematography by Agnes Godard