COMPILATION 1

Between the Edges of the Day
Andreea Lăcătuș
RO, 2023, col., 19’
Romanian o.v.

Italian premiere

A taxi car enters Bucharest in the middle of the night, Mara and her mom seek refuge with relatives. As a curious passenger, Mara observes the adults around her and starts to doubt their reasoning.

INTRE MARGINILE ZILEI
Between the Edges of the Day
Andreea Lăcătuș
RO, 2023, col., 19’
Romanian o.v.
Italian premiere

A taxi car enters Bucharest in the middle of the night, Mara and her mom seek refuge with relatives. As a curious passenger, Mara is observing the adults around her and starts doubting their reasoning.
“Our film has its roots on a personal story of co-writer and producer Elena Martin, that we find relatable nowadays to many families, in general: domestic violence, reflecting over the ways in which our society has systemic and cultural biases in understanding and addressing this issue.” (A. Lăcătuș)

Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Andreea Lăcătuș, Elena Martin. Fotografia / Photography: Lóránd Lőrincz. Montaggio / Editing: Letiția Ștefănescu. Suono / Sound: Ștefan Azaharioaie, Florin Tăbăcaru. Scenografia, costumi / Art Director, Costume Designer: Vali Ighigheanu. Interpreti / Cast: Andreea Gramoșteanu, Maria Hillerin, Alex Călin, Smaranda Maria Caragea, Alin Florea, Paul Negoescu, Vasile Todincă, Mădălina Stoica. Produzione / Produced by: Manifest Film. Coproduzione / Co-produced by: Avanpost Media, Cadran. Con il sostegno di / Supported by: Romanian Film Centre. Distribuzione internazionale / World Sales: Origine Films

Andreea Lăcătuș
Andreea Lăcătuș is a film director, interdisciplinary artist and cultural producer born in 1993 in Buzău, Romania. Alumnus of Sarajevo Talents 2018 and Midpoint Training 2016, is working on a PhD focused on narratives of representation of vulnerable communities in fiction film. Between the Edges of the Day premiered at the latest Sarajevo Film Festival.

2018 The Beast cm / sf; Premi / Awards: Shanghai IFF – Golden Goblet Award 2023 Între marginile zilei (Between the Edges of the Day) cm / sf


LAND DER BERGE
Land of Mountains
Olga Kosanović
A – D, 2023, col., 28’
German – Serbian o.v.
Italian premiere

An insurance scam and the left thumb of the single father Vladimir find themselves in a low-key tragedy about the kafkaesque bureaucracy of Austrian immigration law.

Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Olga Kosanović. Fotografia / Photography: Simone Hart. Montaggio / Editing: Sebastian Schreiner. Suono / Sound: Theda Schifferdecker, Flora Rajakowitsch, Rudi Pototschnig. Scenografia / Art Director: Laura Malmberg. Costumi / Costume Designer: Johanna Pflaum. Interpreti / Cast: Vladimir Vulević, Filipa Gregec, Julia Edtmeier, Gabriele Roller, Noah Kaufmann, Clemens Berndorff, Birgit Waite, Thomas Mraz, Gerhard Weber, Anton Noori. Produzione / Produced by: April April Filme. Con il sostegno di / Supported by: FFA Germany, BKM Germany, MA7 Stadt Wien, Zukunftsfond der Republik Österreich, Land Niederösterreich Distribuzione internazionale / World Sales: Lemonade Films

Olga Kosanović
Olga Kosanović, born in 1995 in Austria, is a director and cinematographer living in Vienna. In 2020 she completed her film studies at the HFBK Hamburg in the class of Angela Schanelec. Land of Mountains premiered at Diagonale in Graz and was then successfully presented in other European film festivals.

Selected filmography
2014 Elevator cm / sf 2018 Valentin cm / sf 2019 Überhitzt cm / sf 2020 Tabu cm / sf; Genosse Tito, Ich Erbe (Comrade Tito, I Inherit) cm / s f 2023 Land Der Berge ( Land o f M ountains); P remi / Awards: Diagonale – Miglior film emergente / Best up-and-coming film; Ljubljana IFF – Miglior cortometraggio / Best Short Film


MANIA!
Lena Jaworska
PL, 2023, col,. 16’
no dialogue
International Premiere

Little Mania is taken by her mother, a slightly hysterical woman, to her aunt’s house in the countryside. During the lonely summer stay, the little girl befriends a hen. But when Mania realises why her aunt raises hens, she plans a rebellion.

Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Lena Jaworska. Fotografia / Photography: Paweł Kozak. Montaggio / Editing: Jakub Dąbrowski. Musica / Music: Janek Królikowski. Suono / Sound: Filip Szawernowski. Scenografia / Art Director: Michał Kiersnowski. Costumi / Costume Designer: Amanda Anulewicz. Interpreti / Cast: Blanka Burzyńska, Małgorzata Klara, Joanna Gonschorek, Lena Pierga, Tola Ośka. Produzione / Produced by: Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School (SFKK). Con il sostegno di / Supported by: Polish Film Institute

Lena Jaworska
Lena Jaworska was born in 1997 in Warsaw. She is attending the third year of the directing course at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School in Katowice, Poland. She also works as an assistant director. Mania! premiered at the latest Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.
2021 Skarby cm / sf 2022 Café au lait cm / sf 2023 Mania! cm / sf


A PIECE OF LIBERTY

Antigoni Kapaka
GR, 2023, col., 10’
no dialogue o.v.
Italian premiere

The Statue of Liberty and Joker, two wandering street performers, end up in the same police cell. When the systemic brutality of the state and the police ‘breaks’ Liberty, Joker will search for the pieces to rebuild her from scratch. “In an era in which liberty is often challenged and broken by the institutions that supposedly protect it, two performers resist and seek to rebuild what has been lost.” (A. Kapaka)

Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Antigoni Kapaka. Fotografia / Photography: Yannis Karabatsos. Montaggio / Editing: Julie Wuillai, Yorgos Labrinos (supervisor). Musica / Music: Vangelis Kioumourtzis. Suono / Sound: Giorgos Mikrogiannakis, Andreas Govas. Scenografia / Art Director: Danai Elefsinioti. Costumi / Costume Designer: Christina Lardikou. Effetti speciali / Special Effects: Socrates Papadopoulos. Interpreti / Cast: Felice Topi, Achilleas Chariskos, Fidel Talampoukas. Produzione / Produced by: Alipnoos. Con il sostegno di / Supported by: Ministry of Culture and Sports, Greek Film Center

Antigoni Kapaka
Film director and producer Antigoni Kapaka was born in 1997 in Athens. She holds a BFA in filmmaking from CalArts and has over 7 years’ experience in the fields of cinema and media in Europe and the US. A Piece of Liberty won the Audience Award at the latest Drama International Short Film Festival in Greece.

2019 Mati 23/7 doc. cm / sf 2023 A Piece of Liberty cm / sf; Premi / Awards: Drama ISFF – Premio del pubblico / Audience Award


SRCE
Heartbeat
Gvozden Ilić
BIH – SRB, 2023, col., 16’
Bosnian – Croatian – Serbian o.v.
Italian premiere

A girl roams through the city in order to retrieve her heart and take it to her boyfriend. But there is one problem, the heart has stopped beating. “This film opens the door to a rich emotional landscape, inviting the audience to contemplate the complexities of relationships and the challenges we face in sustaining love. The city setting provides a dynamic backdrop, mirroring the hustle and bustle of life, contrasting with the internal struggle of the protagonist”. (G. Ilić)

Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Vida Davidović. Fotografia / Photography: Jana Anđić. Montaggio / Editing: Neda Živanović. Musica / Music: Miloš Stevanović. Suono / Sound: Damir Prohić. Scenografia / Art Director: Ajla Pustahija. Costumi / Costume Designer: Vukadin Filipović. Interpreti / Cast: Alisa Radaković, Marko Capor, Kemil Bekteši, Naomi Druškić, Enes Kozličić, Denis Avdagić. Produzione / Produced by: Academy of Performing Arts Sarajevo, Obojena Klapa, Kontraplan

Gvozden Ilić
Film director Gvozden Ilić was born in 1998 in Belgrade where he graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, majoring in film and television directing. He co-directed several music videos for Belgrade’s new wave rock bands. He also directed commercials and humanitarian campaigns. Heartbeat premiered at the latest Sarajevo FF.

2020 Matura (Prom Night) cm /sf; 2022 Rebra cm /sf 2023 Bele rade cm /sf; Srce (Heartbeat) cm /sf

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