Sarajevo Film Festival (August 10-18) has revealed the 17 titles that will play in its Kinoscope programme, with China, Brazil and the US all represented.

The Kinoscope section is open to films from around the world, excluding the Southeastern European territories which comprise the festival’s competition strand.

On the list is a special screening of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in May this year. Screen’s review described it as ‘a masterful ensemble piece about a ‘family’ living on its wits’.

Also appearing after a Cannes opening are Ali Abbasi’s ‘twisted fairytale’ Border; Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt’s footballer comedy Diamantino; Benedikt Erlingsson’s eco-terrorist drama Woman At War; and Lukas Dhont’s gender identity pic Girl.

The Competition and In Focus line-ups were unveiled earlier this month, with four world premieres, one international premiere and five regional premieres in the former section.

Asghar Farhadi will preside over the Competition jury, which will award the festival’s Heart of Sarajevo prize.

Elsewhere on the programme, the festival will pay tribute to Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan, with screenings of his films including The Wild Pear Tree and an exhibition of his art works.

Opening this year’s edition is another Cannes title, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War.

Kinoscope programme

  • Amateurs (Swe) - dir. Gabriela Pichler
  • Angels Wear White (China, Fr) – Vivian Qu
  • Border (Swe, Den) - Ali Abbasi
  • Chris The Swiss (Switz, Cro, Ger, Fin) - Anja Kofmel
  • Diamantino (Port, Fr, Braz) - Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt
  • Girl (Bel, Neth) - Lukas Dhont
  • Good Manners (Braz, Fr) - Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
  • Let The Corpses Tan (Fr, Bel) - Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
  • M (Fr) - Yolande Zauberman
  • Piercing (US) - Nicolas Pesce
  • Theatre Of War (Arg, Sp, Ger) - Lola Arias
  • The Guilty (Den) - Gustav Möller
  • The Real Estate (Swe, UK) - Axel Petersén, Måns Månsson
  • The Wild Boys (Fr) - Bertrand Mandico
  • Too Late To Die Young (Chile, Braz, Arg, Neth, Qat) - Dominga Sotomayor
  • Woman At War (Ice, Fr, Ukr) - Benedikt Erlingsson

Special screening:

  • Shoplifters (Jap) - Hirokazu Kore-eda