Source: Guy Ferrandis/SBS Films


Nadav Lapid’s Berlinale Golden Bear winner Synonyms, Juliano Dornelles’ Cannes Competition entry Bacurau and Anna Eborn’s Rotterdam award winner Transnistra are among the selection for the Kinoscope strand at Sarajevo Film Festival (August 16-23 2019).

The festival has selected 16 titles across three sections.

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

One title from the UK, Peter Strickland’s dark comedy In Fabric, is chosen, in the Kinoscope Surreal section.

There are four titles appearing from this year’s Cannes Film Festival: Fire Will Come and Beanpole from Un Certain Regard, The Orphanage from Directors’ Fortnight, plus Bacurau.

Swedish director Ruben Östlund will chair the jury for this year’s edition, for which the Competition titles were announced last week.

The festival will open with Ines Tanović’s second feature Son.

Kinoscope 2019 selection


Adoration (Bel-Fr)
Dir: Fabrice Du Welz

Beanpole (Rus)
Dir: Kantemir Balagov

Echo (Ice-Fr-Switz)
Dir: Rúnar Rúnarsson

The Orphanage (Den-Ger-Fr-Lux-Afgh-Qat)
Dir: Shahrbanoo Sadat

Synonyms (Fr-Isr-Ger)
Dir: Nadav Lapid

Twelve Thousand (Fr)
Dir: Nadège Trebal

Kinoscope Real

Fire Will Come (Fr-Lux-Sp)
Dir: Oliver Laxe

Give Me Liberty (US)
Dir: Kirill Mikhanovsky

Immortal (Est-Lat)
Dir: Ksenia Okhapkina 

Normal (It-Swe)
Dir: Adele Tulli

Searching Eva (Ger)
Dir: Pia Hellenthal

Transnistra (Swe-Den-Bel)
Dir: Anna Eborn

Kinoscope Surreal

Bacurau (Braz-Fr)
Dirs: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho

Greener Grass (US)
Dirs: Jocelyn Deboer, Dawn Luebbe 

In Fabric (UK)
Dir: Peter Strickland 

Koko-Di Koko-Da (Swe-Den)
Dir: Johannes Nyholm