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LATEST SARAJEVO NEWS

Béla Tarr to head Sarajevo jury

By Ian Sandwell

Director [pictured] to lead Jury for Competition Programme - Feature Film.

In Bloom

In Bloom, A Stranger split Sarajevo awards

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In Bloom wins Heart of Sarajevo for best film and its two leads share the best actress award, A Stranger gets special jury prize and best actor

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Al Jazeera Balkans, Croatia’s HRT acquire Sarajevo titles

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Al Jazeera Balkans and Croatian national broadcaster HRT are negotiating TV rights for Sarajevo Film Festival’s competition films.

The Regional Forum at Sarajevo 2013

Sarajevo Regional Forum addresses piracy

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Sarajevo’s Regional Forum session tackled internet piracy and legislation of new technologies. Bosnia’s Association for Protection of AV Works presented its own model.

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Les Arcs Yugoslav focus to extend to industry section

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Upcoming Les Arcs European Film Festival (Dec 14-21) will feature Focus on Yugoslavian Countries which will extend to the festival’s industry section

With Mom

Sarajevo reveals industry awards

By Andreas Wiseman

Winners include With Mom, In Bloom, shorts.

BLOGS

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Sarajevo: a festival is born

By Andreas Wiseman

The well-documented birth of the Sarajevo Film Festival during the four-year siege of the city remains a remarkable narrative 19 years on.

FEATURES

Runaway Day

Dimitris Bavellas, Runaway Day

By Vladan Petkovic

Greek director Dimitris Bavellas’ feature debut Runaway Day screened in the competition of the Sarajevo Film Festival.

Ritesh Batra

Ritesh Batra, The Lunchbox

By Andreas Wiseman

The director of Cannes hit and Sarajevo closing film The Lunchbox talks about corralling a host of international producers, embracing the chaos of Mumbai and new scripts.

Faruk Loncarevic

Faruk Loncarevic, With Mom

By Vladan Petkovic

Bosnian director Faruk Loncarevic won the Special Jury Prize at the Sarajevo Film Festival with Mum n’ Dad in 2006, and now he returns to the festival’s competition with his new film, With Mom.

Bogdan Mustata

Bogdan Mustata, Wolf

By Vladan Petkovic

Bogdan Mustata talks to Vladan Petkovic about his debut feature Wolf, which played in Competition at Sarajevo.

Sebastian Lelio

Sebastian Lelio, Gloria

By Andreas Wiseman

The Gloria director discusses his intense relationship with actress Paulina Garcia, making films with the Larrain brothers and future projects.

David Gordon Green

David Gordon Green, Prince Avalanche

By Andreas Wiseman

David Gordon Green talks about seeing himself in his latest film Prince Avalanche, indie vs studio films and future projects.

Corneliu Porumboiu

Corneliu Porumboiu, When Evening Falls...

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Corneliu Poromboiu’s third film to play at Sarajevo Film Festival, When Evening Falls On Bucharest Or Metabolism is also his first to be included in the festival’s competition.

Clio Barnard

Clio Barnard, The Selfish Giant

By Andreas Wiseman

The Selfish Giant director discusses influences, finding her young leads and Thatcherite ideology.

Mirsad Purivatra

Mirsad Purivatra, Sarajevo Film Festival

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The festival director talks about industry expansion amidst budget cuts.

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Festival Focus: Sarajevo Film Festival

By Michael Rosser

As Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 16-24) prepares to receive more than 1,500 industry attendees, its organisers tell Michael Rosser it promises to be ‘a vintage year’.

REVIEWS

Wolf

Wolf

By Dan Fainaru

Dir/scr: Bogdan Mustata. Romania. 2013. 78mins

Runaway Day

Runaway Day

By Dan Fainaru

Dir/scr: Dimitris Bavellas. Greece. 2013. 80mins

Talea

Talea

By Dan Fainaru

Dir: Katharina Muckstein. Austria. 2013. 75mins

With Mom

With Mom

By Dan Fainaru

Dir/scr: Faruk Loncarevic. Bosnia Herzegovina-Slovenia-Germany. 2013. 80mins

Carmen

Carmen

By Dan Fainaru

Dir: Doru Nitescu. Romania. 2013. 88mins

A Stranger

A Stranger

By Dan Fainaru

Dir/scr: Bobo Jelcic. Croatia-Bosnia Herzegovina. 2013. 87mins

When Evening Falls On Bucharest Or Metabolism

When Evening Falls On Bucharest Or Metabolism

By Dan Fainaru

Dir/scr: Corneliu Porumboiu. Romania-France. 2013. 89mins

Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine

By Brent Simon

Dir: Woody Allen. US. 2013. 98mins