Lost Country by Vladimir Perišić Shortlisted for 2023 Arab Critics' Awards for European Films

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    BELGRADE: The French/Serbian/Luxembourg/Croatian coproduction Lost Country directed by Serbian director Vladimir Perišić is among the three titles shortlisted for the 2023 Arab Critics' Awards for European Films, which were launched by European Film Promotion and the Arab Cinema Center in 2019.

    The other two finalists are Fallen Leaves (Finland, Germany) by Aki Kaurismäki and Io Capitano (Italy, Belgium, France) by Matteo Garrone.

    The three finalists were chosen by 85 of the most prominent Arab film critics from 15 Arab-speaking countries out of a total of 25 submitted European films.

    The winning film will receive the award at the El Gouna Film Festival (14 - 21 December 2023). 

    Perišić’s sophomore feature film premiered at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, where the lead actor Jovan Ginić was honoured with the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award. He also received the award for Best Actor at the Sarajevo Film Festival

    Lost Country was produced by Easy Riders Films, Trilema and KinoElektron, coproduced by Red Lion and Kinorama, and supported by Film Center Serbia, CNC, Arte France Cinema, the Luxembourg Film Fund and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre.