FESTIVALS: Eleven Films Compete for LIFFe Main Prize

    Requiem for Mrs J by Bojan Vuletic Requiem for Mrs J by Bojan Vuletic

    LJUBLJANA: Contenders for Oscar best foreign film nominations Men Don’t Cry and Requiem for Mrs. J are among the 11 films competing in the Perspectives section of the 28th Ljubljana IFF, which runs 8 – 19 November 2017.

    The competition section is devoted to new filmmakers. The festival also holds a competition of short films. The 2017 festival will have a focus on recent French production. “France boasts a venerable tradition,” programme director Simon Popek said in a statement.

    Alongside the film programme, the festival will host a three-day seminar on script analysis, 8 – 10 November, as well as a conference on Slovenian cinema, meetings with emerging producers and a case study on coproducing with Hungary.

    The complete list of films in competition follows:

    Araby (Brazil)
    Directed by Affonso Uchoa, Joao Dumans

    Colombus (USA)
    Directed by Kogonada

    Heartstone (Iceland, Denmark)
    Directed by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson

    I am Not a Witch (UK, France)
    Directed by Rungano Nyoni

    Men Don’t Cry (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany)
    Directed by Alen Drljevic
    Produced by Deblokada Sarajevo
    Coproduced by Iridium Film, Menderley Films, Produkcija Živa, Cineplanet

    Menashe (USA, Israel)
    Directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein

    Men Dont Cry by Alen DrljevićMontparnasse Bienvenue (France, Belgium)
    Directed by Leonor Serraille

    Quality Time (Netherlands)
    Directed by Daan Bakker

    Requiem for Mrs. J (Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, France, Russia)
    Directed by Bojan Vuletic
    Produced by SEE Film Pro, Geopoly Film, Skopje Film Studio
    Supported by Film Center Serbia, the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Macedonian Film Fund and Eurimages

    Rey (Chile, France, Netherlands)
    Directed by Niles Atallah

    The Summer is Gone (China)
    Directed by Zhang Dalei