FESTIVALS: Transatlantyk Festival Announces Lineup


    ŁÓDŹ: The 9th Transatlantyk Festival will take place from 12 to 19 July 2019 in Łódź with a programme of over 200 films, including a selection of international premieres in the New Cinema section, competing for the Transatlantyk Distribution Award.

    The theme of the 9th edition of the Transatlantyk is Landing on the Moon and other suspended dreams. During the Opening Gala on Friday 12 July at EC1 Łódź - Miasto Kultury, the Festival will be begin with a special screening of the Polish premiere of the Hollywood film I'll Find You directed by Martha Coolidge. The programme includes 50 Polish premieres, screenings as part of the Bedside Cinema and Culinary Cinema and meetings with artists from around the world.

    The New Cinema competition showcases the most interesting premieres from around the world, with films awarded at the most important festivals: Cannes, Venice, Locarno, Berlin and Sundance. The 34 films shown in the New Cinema section will compete for the Transatlantyk Distribution Award chosen by the audience. The prize will be used to support the distribution of the winning film in Polish cinemas. 

    New Cinema Competition:

    House of Hummingbird / Beol-sae (South Korea)
    Directed by Bora Kim

    System Crasher / Systemsprenger (Germany)
    Directed by Nora Fingscheidt

    Alice T (France, Romania, Sweden)
    Directed by Radu Muntean
    Produced by Multi Media Est

    All My Loving / Geschwister (Germany)
    Directed by Edward Berger

    Angelo (Austria, Luxembourg)
    Directed by Markus Schleinzer

    Anons (Turkey)
    Directed by Mahmut Fazil Coskun

    As I Fall / Når Jeg Faller (Norway)  
    Directed by Magnus Meyer Arnesen

    Bare / Perdrix (France)
    Directed by Erwan Le Duc

    Coureur (Belgium)
    Directed by Kenneth Mercken

    El despertar de las hormigas (Spain, Costa Rica)
    Directed by Antonella Sudasassi Furnis

    Flatland (South Africa, Luxembourg, Germany)
    Directed by Jenna Cato Bass

    Giacinto Scelsi. The First Motion of the Immovable / Giacinto Scelsi. Le premier mouvement de l’immobile (France)
    Directed by Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva

    God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya / Gospod postoi, imeto i' e Petrunija (North Macedonia, Belgium, France, Croatia, Slovenia)
    Directed by Teona Strugar Mitevska
    Produced by Sisters and Brother Mitevski (Macedonia)
    Coproduced by Spiritus movens (Croatia), Entre Chien et Loup (Belgium), Vertigo (Slovenia) Deuxième Ligne Films (France), EZ Films (France)

    God of the Piano (Israel)
    Directed by Itay Tal

    Hellhole (Belgium, Netherlands) 
    Directed by Bas Devos

    His Master's Voice (Canada, Hungary, France, Sweden, USA
    Directed by  György Pálfi

    I Was Here (UK)
    Directed by Nathalie Biancheri Ola Jankowska

    It Must Be Heaven (France, Qatar, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Palestine)
    Directed by Elia Suleiman

    Love Trilogy: Chained (Israel, Germany)
    Directed by Yaron Shani

    Magical Nights / Notti magiche (Italy)
    Directed by Paolo Virzì

    Monos (Colombia, Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Uruguay)
    Directed by Alejandro Landes

    Juo ren mi mi (Taiwan)
    Directed by Midi Z

    Nona: If They Soak Me, I'll Burn Them / Nona. Si me mojan, yo los quemo (Chile)
    Directed by Camila José Donoso

    Piranhas / La paranza dei bambini (Italy)
    Directed by Claudio Giovannesi

    Real Love / C'est ça l’amour ( France, Belgium)
    Directed by Claire Burger

    Sibyl (France, Belgium)
    Directed by Justine Triet

    Still Recording (Lebanon, Syria, France, Qatar, Germany)
    Directed by Saeed Al Batal Ghiath Ayoub

    Tel Aviv on Fire (Luxembourg, Belgium, Israel, France)
    Directed by Sameh Zoabi

    The Ground Beneath My Feet / Der Boden unter den Füßen (Austria)
    Directed by Marie Kreutzer

    The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao / A Vida Invisível de Eurídice Gusmão (Brazil)
    Directed by Karim Aïnouz

    The Man Who Played with Fire / Mannen som lekte med elden (Sweden)
    Directed by  Henrik Georgsson

    The Swallows of Kabul / Les hirondelles de Kaboul (France)
    Directed by  Zabou Breitman Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec

    Unremember / Deslembro (Brazil)
    Directed by  Flavia Castro

    Wandering Girl / Nina Errante (Colombia, France)
    Directed by Rubén Mendoza