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SARAJEVO 2017

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Audiences' delight in Sarajevo's Kinoscope and In Focus programmes

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- Non-competitive sections of Sarajevo Film Festival offer an unmissable selection of European and regional arthouse favourites

Audiences' delight in Sarajevo's Kinoscope and In Focus programmes
On Body and Soul by Ildikó Enyedi

The Sarajevo Film Festival (11-18 August) will, in addition to its feature (news), documentary (news), shorts, and the newly established student film (news) competitions, traditionally serve its audiences exquisite selections of award-winning and critically acclaimed films from the region and around the world from the last year.

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The In Focus programme is dedicated to films from the region that scored success at A-list festivals, and it includes titles such as Ildikó Enyedi's Golden Bear winner On Body and Soul [+see also:
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, Berlinale Panorama Special titles When the Day Had No Name [+see also:
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interview: Teona Strugar Mitevska
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by Teona Strugar Mitevska and Requiem for Mrs J. [+see also:
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by Bojan Vuletić, as well as Sundance entry My Happy Family [+see also:
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by Nana Ektvimishvili and Simon Gross (who already own a Heart of Sarajevo for In Bloom [+see also:
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). Rounding up the section are festival favourite Quit Staring at My Plate [+see also:
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interview: Hana Jušić
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by Hana Jušić (which world-premiered at Venice Days last year), and Kornél Mundruczó's Cannes competition entry Jupiter's Moon [+see also:
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More Cannes title are present in the Kinoscope programme, including laureates such as Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or-winner The Square [+see also:
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, Andrei Zvyagintsev's Loveless [+see also:
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, Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa's Gabriel and the Mountain [+see also:
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, and Leonor Serraille's Montparnasse Bienvenüe [+see also:
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interview: Léonor Serraille
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, as well as the critically acclaimed Western [+see also:
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interview: Valeska Grisebach
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by Valeska Grisebach and Happy End [+see also:
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Q&A: Michael Haneke
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by Michael Haneke. From Berlinale, there's Summer 1993 [+see also:
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interview: Carla Simón
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which garnered Carla Simón the Best First Feature Award and Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury, while genre afficionados will be happy for a chance to see Bertand Bonello's Nocturama [+see also:
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, Alice Lowe's Prevenge [+see also:
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, and Julia Ducournau's Raw [+see also:
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And the most popular venue, the 3,000-seat Open Air, will open the festival with another Berlinale title, Aki Kaurismaki's The Other Side of Hope [+see also:
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Q&A: Aki Kaurismäki
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, and will later in the week be the site for films such as Fatih Akin's In the Fade [+see also:
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interview: Fatih Akin
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, the Safdie Brothers' Good Time, as well as works of winners of the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo: Michel Franco and April's Daughter, and John Cleese and A Fish Called Wanda.

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