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LATEST SARAJEVO NEWS

Private Revolutions

Sarajevo unveils doc competition

By Wendy Mitchell

Out of competition screening for My Craft about artist Arsen Dedic.

Gael Garcia Bernal and Agnes B.

Sarajevo to honour Agnes B, Gael Garcia Bernal

By Michael Rosser

Filmmaker and actor to receive the Heart of Sarajevo on the festival’s opening night.

Cure The Life of Another

Sarajevo unveils official selection

By Vladan Petkovic

The Sarajevo Film Festival has unveiled the line-up for its 20th edition which runs August 15-23.

Sarajevo CineLink

Sarajevo unveils CineLink 2014 line-up

By Vladan Petkovic

New projects from Kutlug Ataman, Bogdan Mustata, Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross among the 14 titles.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.