FESTIVALS: Astra Film Festival 2019 Announces Lineup


    SIBIU: The Astra Film Festival has announced the official programme for its 26th edition (14-20 October 2019). A total of 46 films will vie for awards in the competitive sections: International, Central & Eastern Europe, Romania and DocSchool.

    Additionally, 80 films have been selected for the 12 thematic programmes or will be screened as part of the festival’s programme dedicated to young audiences, Astra Film Junior.

    Most of the films will be screened in Sibiu for the first time and over 55 films will have their national, international and world premieres at AFF.

    International Competition:

    In Touch (Poland, Iceland)
    Directed by Pawel Ziemilski

    Lapü (Colombia)
    Directed by César Jaimes, Juan Pablo Polanco

    Scheme Birds (Sweden, UK)
    Directed by Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin

    Una Primavera (Italy, Austria, Germany)
    Directed by Valentina Primavera

    Strip and War (Belarus, Poland)
    Directed by Andrei Kutsila

    A Perfect Housewife (Israel)
    Directed by Jane Bibi

    Letter to Theo (Belgium)
    Directed by Elodie Lélu

    Laila at the Bridge (Canada, Afghanistan)
    Directed by Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei

    For Sama (UK, Syria)
    Directed by Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts

    Immortal (Estonia)
    Directed by Ksenia Okhapkina

    State Funeral (Lithuania, Netherlands)
    Directed by Sergei Loznitsa

    Central & Eastern Europe Competition:

    My Unknown Soldier (Czech Republic, Latvia, Slovak Republic)
    Directed by Anna Kryvenko

    I See Red People (France, Bulgaria)
    Directed by Bojina Panayotova

    Hungary 2018-Behind the Scenes of Democracy (Hungary, Portugal)
    Directed by Eszter Hajdu

    Angel Business (Hungary)
    Directed by Zsuzsanna Gellér-Varga

    White Mama (Russia)
    Directed by Zosya Rodkevich, Evgeniya Ostanina

    Delta Zoo (Lithuania, Latvia)
    Directed by Andrius Lekavičius

    Heat Singers (Ukraine)
    Directed by Nadia Parfan

    The Balcony of Europe (Russia, Lithuania)
    Directed by Dali Rust

    Hey, Bro! (Russia)
    Directed by Aleksander Elkan

    Rodeo (Estonia, Finland)
    Directed by Raimo Joerand, Kiur Aarma

    Click HERE for the complete Astra Film Festival 2019 official selection.

    Click HERE for the press release.