FNE at MIFF 2012: CEE films dominate Moscow Film Festival programme lineup.


{mosimage}MOSCOW: Films from Central and Eastern Europe will dominate the Competition of the 34th Moscow International Film Festival over the next eight days with six of the 17 films in the main competition coming from the region. Poland, Hungary, Latvia, Estonia, Croatia and Finland have all scored places in the lineup.

In the Perspectives Competition Georgian director Eduard Oganesyan's Georgian comedy will be screened.

The festival kicked off last night with its opening ceremony at the October Cinema where Tim Burton received a lifetime achievement award. Russian director Timur Bekmambetov was also honoured at the ceremony. Bekmambetov moved on to Hollywood after the international success of his Night Watch and has teamed up with Burton on a number of projects. MIFF has lost two of its traditional homes this year with the massive Pushkin Cinema where the opening and closing are usually held under reconstruction and the opening party transferred to an outdoor venue near Luzhniki Stadium instead of its usual home in Gorky Park on the Moscow River.

In total the festival will screen hundreds of films from 21-29 June in four competitions and 22 side programmes at venues across Moscow. Two business events will take place, the Roskino Doors (21-24 June) event with a film market of 20 films and an industry summit of professionals and the Moscow Business Square (25-27 June) hosted by the Russian Cinema Fund which this year includes the Eurasia Film Meetings an International Film Forum of CIS, Baltic countries and the Republic of Georgia.

A total of 150 Russian films will screen during MIFF and as usual all foreign guests will have their eyes on the Russian film programme headed by Irina Pavlova. New this year is a short film programme headed by one of MIFF's youngest team members Nelya Golman.

Main Competition Programme

80 million / 80 Millionow (Poland)

Directed by Waldemar Krzystek

Produced by Media Brigade Banaszkiewicz and Kurek Sp.j. (www.mediabrigade.pl) in co-production with Odra-Film (www.odra-film.wroc.pl), Andrzej Białas; Orka Studio Production (www.orkafilm.pl), Jacek Kulczycki; Dreamsound (www.dreamsound.pl), Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński; Editing Brigade (www.editing.pl), Urszula Stefańska; Canal+ (www.canalplus.pl), Beata Ryczkowska.

Supported by the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl)

A Cherry on a Pomegranate Tree/ Shi Liu Shu Shang Ошу ying Tao

Directed by Chen LI


Directed by Stefano Sollima

Expiration Date / Fecha de caducidad

Directed by Kenya Marquez

Fire in hell / Jioghwa

Directed by Lee Sant-Woo

Growing in the Wind

Directed by Rahbar Ghanbari

Gulf Stream Under the Iceberg / Golfstrim pod aysbergom (Latvia/Russia)

Produced by Nida Filma (www.nidafilma.lv), Producer Centre Horosho Production Co Ltd.
Supported by National Film Centre of Latvia (www.nfc.ov)
State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia,
Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

International sales: Wide Management

July / Krapetz

Directed by Kiril Stankov

Produced by Gala Film (www.gala-film.com) and SoFilm Ltd (www.sofilm.net)

Bulgarian National Television

Supported by Bulgarian National Film Center and EU MEDIA


Directed by Tinge Krishnan

Lonely Island / Üksik saar (Estonia, Belarus, Lativa)

Director by Peeter Simm

Produced by Lege Artis Film (www.legeartisfilm.com) Estonia and F.O.R.M.A. Films (www.studioforma.lv) Latvia (Coproduction with Belarus)

Supported by Estonian Film Foundation (www.efsa.ee)

Magnificent Presence / Magnifica Presenza

Directed by Ferzan Ozpetek

Naked Harbour / Vuosaari (Finland)

Directed by Golaya Bukhta

O Apóstolo

Directed by Fernando Cortizo

Rita's Last Fairy Tale / Poslednyaya skazka Rity

Directed by Renata Litvinova

The Door / Az ajtó (Hungary, Germany)

Directed by Istvan Szabo

Produced by FilmArt Kft, Intuit Pictures GmbH

International Sales: Bankside Films

The Horde / Orda

Directed by Alexander Proshkin

Vegetarian Cannibal / Ljudozder Vegetarijanac (Croatia)

Directed by Branko Schmidt

Produced by Telefilm (www.telefilm.hr)

Coproduced by Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT)

Supported by HAVC (www.havc.hr)

Perspectives Competition


Directed by Eduard Oganesyan

Comedy about a family living in old Tbilisi

Supported by Georgian National Film Center (www.gnfc.ge)

170 Hz

Amaro Amore


City of Children / I poli ton paidion


Everybody's gone

Fourth Dimension

Garbage Horizon / Tian Bian

If only everyone... / Yet'ye bolory...

The wreckers

Where is my mother tongue? / Ana Dilim Nerede