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Sarajevo announces its Documentary Competition


- The selection includes four world premieres

Sarajevo announces its Documentary Competition
Avec l'amour by Ilija Cvetkovski

The Sarajevo Film Festival (11-18 August) has announced its Documentary Competition, in which 14 titles from Southeast Europe will vie for the Heart of Sarajevo.

In addition to four world premieres from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia, the selection includes Macedonian filmmaker Ilija Cvetkovski's Avec l'amour, which world-premiered at Hot Docs; Serbian director Boris Mitić's In Praise of Nothing and The Family by Slovenian filmmaker Rok Biček (best known for Class Enemy [+see also:
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), which will both first bow at Locarno; No Place for Tears by Turkey's Reyan Tuvi and Ultra by Hungary's Balázs Simonyi (both premiered at Visions du Réel); City of the Sun [+see also:
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by Georgia's Rati Oneli (Berlinale); Planet Petrila [+see also:
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by Romania's Andrei Dascalescu (IDFA); Playing Men by Slovenia's Matjaž Ivanisin, which just screened this week at FID Marseille; Mr. Gay Syria by Turkey's Ayşe Toprak (Sheffield Doc/Fest); and Kinders by Austria's Arash and Arman T Riahi.

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Here is the full list of titles in Sarajevo’s Documentary Competition: 

World premieres

Guidance Through the Black Hole – Aleksandar Nikolić, Zlatko Pranjić (Serbia/ Bosnia and Herzegovina/UK)
Home – Zdenko Jurilj (Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Undercovered – Nejra Latić Hulusić, Sabrina Begović Ćorić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
When Pigs Come  Biljana Tutorov (Serbia/Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Regional premieres

Avec l’amour – Ilija Cvetkovski (Macedonia)
City of the Sun [+see also:
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– Rati Oneli (Georgia/USA/Qatar/the Netherlands)
The Family – Rok Biček (Slovenia)
In Praise of Nothing – Boris Mitić (Serbia/Croatia/France)
Kinders – Arash T Riahi, Arman T Riahi (Austria)
Mr. Gay Syria
– Ayşe Toprak (Turkey/France/Germany)
No Place for Tears
– Reyan Tuvi (Turkey)
Planet Petrila
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– Andrei Dascalescu (Romania)
Playing Men
– Matjaž Ivanišin (Slovenia/Croatia)
– Balázs Simonyi (Hungary/Greece)

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