Sarajevo Film Festival opens on Friday, with Romania to screen eight productions during the nine-day event that will take place till Aug. 22, Vienna-based Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) has announced.
This year’s edition of the Festival, in which ICR Vienna is a partner, lays stress on the Central and East European region, including productions from Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, Hungary and Romania.
Romania will participate the films ‘Toto and His Sisters’ directed by Alexander Nanau, competing at the documentaries section, ‘Aferim!’ by Radu Jude and ‘One Floor Below’ by Radu Muntean, with both productions to be screened at In Focus section.
Also taking part in the Festival are ‘The Treasure’ by Corneliu Porumboiu, having its regional premiere at the features competition, ‘Chuck Norris vs Communism’ by Ilinca Calugareanu, also a regional premiere at the documentaries section, ‘At Home at My Dad’s’ by Andrei Cohn, an international premiere at the features competition, ‘Ramona’ by Andrei Cretulescu, a regional premiere at short-film competition and ‘A Good Deed’ by Andrei Gruzsniczki, shown as world premiere at the short-film competition.
The 2015 edition of the Festival gathers a significant number of Romanian film artists invited to attend the programmes that Sarajevo Film Festival dedicates the cinema industry: CineLink, Docu Rough Cut Boutique and Talents Sarajevo.
According to the event website, Romanian film director Calin Netzer chairs the jury of the features section, Agerpres informs.