Source: Altitude


Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or winner Titane and Prano Bailey-Bond’s horror Censor are among 17 titles selected for the Kinoscope programme of the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival (August 13-20).

The selection is comprised of international titles, and is split into three strands. Kinoscope Real titles will debut each day at noon; Kinoscope, for crossover arthouse films which will premiere in early evening; and Kinoscope Surreal consists of late-night screenings of genre films.

The six titles in the Kinoscope strand include Laura Wandel’s Belgian drama Playground, which premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes last month; and Petrov’s Flu, a fantasy-reality hybrid of the day in the life of a comic book artist in post-Soviet Russia, directed by Kirill Serebrennikov, which debuted in Competition at Cannes.

In Kinoscope Real, the six titles include Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s Sundance 2021 animated documentary Flee, about a man on the verge of marriage who is compelled to reveal his hidden past for the first time. Flee won the grand jury prize in the world cinema – documentary section at Sundance, with subsequent awards from Annecy International Animated Film Festival including for best feature.

As well as Titane and Censor, the Kinoscope Surreal strand includes Jean-Christophe Meurisse’s comedy Bloody Oranges, an out-of-Competition Midnight screening at Cannes 2021 which is a black comedy weaving together several stories in a commentary on political correctness.

Sarajevo selected 20 features for its 2021 competition programme last month; Serbian actor Jasna Djuricic from Quo Vadis, Aida? will preside over the jury for the selection.