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SARAJEVO 2020

Mads Mikkelsen to receive Honorary Heart of Sarajevo

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- The competition line-ups of the 26th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival have also been revealed

Mads Mikkelsen to receive Honorary Heart of Sarajevo
Actor Mads Mikkelsen

The Sarajevo Film Festival, taking place online this year from 14 to 21 August, has announced that Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen will be awarded the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo.

The star of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Pusher, Pusher 2 [+see also:
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and Valhalla Rising [+see also:
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, Thomas Vinterberg's The Hunt [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Vinterberg
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and Another Round [+see also:
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, Susanne Bier's After the Wedding [+see also:
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interview: Sisse Graum Jørgensen
interview: Susanne Bier
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, Nikolaj Arcel's A Royal Affair [+see also:
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interview: Mikkel Boe Følsgaard
interview: Nikolaj Arcel
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, the James Bond title Casino Royale [+see also:
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which restarted the franchise in 2006, plus an assortment of Hollywood movies such as Clash of the Titans, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Arctic [+see also:
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, as well as the NBC show Hannibal, will hold a masterclass for Sarajevo's online audience.

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The Danish star joins Michel Franco (whose works will also play in the festival’s “Tribute to” programme) as a recipient of Honorary Heart of Sarajevo, as previously announced (read news).

Earlier, Sarajevo announced the full list of Sarajevo's feature, documentary and student competition line-ups. A total of 12 world premieres will take place in the feature film competitions, including More Raça's Andromeda Galaxy [+see also:
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, Ruxandra Ghițescu's Otto the Barbarian [+see also:
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, Ru Hasanov's The Island Within [+see also:
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and Fatih Özcan's Mavzer in the Feature Competition.

Finally, the festival also announced that Bosnian filmmaker Pjer Žalica's new film Focus, Grandma [+see also:
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would open the festival, screening out of competition in its online world premiere.

The competitions selection:

Feature Competition

Andromeda Galaxy [+see also:
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 - More Raça (Kosovo/Spain/Italy/North Macedonia)
Mavzer - Fatih Özcan (Turkey)
Otto the Barbarian [+see also:
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interview: Ruxandra Ghiţescu
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Ruxandra Ghițescu (Romania/Belgium)
The Island Within [+see also:
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interview: Ru Hasanov
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Ru Hasanov (Azerbaijan/France)
All the Pretty Little Horses [+see also:
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interview: Michalis Konstantatos
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 - Michalis Konstantatos (Greece/Belgium/Germany)
Digger [+see also:
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interview: Georgis Grigorakis
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- Georgis Grigorakis (Greece/France)
Exile [+see also:
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interview: Visar Morina
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- Visar Morina (Germany/Belgium/Kosovo)
Mare [+see also:
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interview: Andrea Staka
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- Andrea Štaka (Switzerland/Croatia)

Documentary Competition

Conspiracy [+see also:
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- Šemsudin Radončić (Montenegro)
Hold Me Right [+see also:
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interview: Danijela Stajnfeld
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- Danijela Stajnfeld (Serbia/USA)
Holy Father [+see also:
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- Andrei Dăscălescu (Romania)
In Praise of Love [+see also:
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- Tamara Drakulić (Serbia)
Let There Be Colour - Ado Hasanović (Bosnia And Herzegovina/Italy) (short film)
Nenad - Mladen Bundalo (Belgium/Bosnia And Herzegovina) (short film)
One of Us [+see also:
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interview: Djuro Gavran
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- Djuro Gavran (Croatia) (medium-length film)
Our Lady's Peace - Vladimir Perović (Montenegro) (short film)
House of Dolls [+see also:
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- Tudor Platon (Romania)
The Fourth Character [+see also:
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interview: Katerina Patroni
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- Katerina Patroni (Greece)
Her Mothers [+see also:
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interview: Asia Dér, Sári Haragonics
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- Asia Dér, Sári Haragonics (Hungary)
Merry Christmas, Yiwu [+see also:
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interview: Mladen Kovačević
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- Mladen Kovačević (Sweden/Serbia/Germany/France/Belgium/Qatar)
Return To Epipo [+see also:
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- Judit Oláh (Hungary)
The Pageant [+see also:
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interview: Eytan Ipeker
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- Eytan Ipeker (Turkey/France/Israel/Germany)
Wood [+see also:
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- Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst, Ebba Sinzinger (Romania/China/Russia/Austria/United States/Peru/Germany)
Acasă, My Home [+see also:
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interview: Radu Ciorniciuc
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- Radu Ciorniciuc (Romania/Germany/Finland)

Short film competition

Antiotpad - Tin Žanić (Croatia)
Eggshells - Slava Doytcheva (Bulgaria)
Gukhuroba - Teymur Gambarov (Azerbaijan)
In Her Steps - Anastasia Kratidi (Greece)
Invisibles - 4inaroom (Romania)
Twist - Ovsanna Shekoyan (Armenia)
Vesna Goodbye - Sara Kern (Slovenia/Australia)
Microcassette –  The Smallest Cassette I've Ever Seen - Igor Bezinović, Ivana Pipal (Croatia/ Serbia)
Battlefield - Jannis Lenz (Austria/Germany)
Mamaville - Irmak Karasu (Turkey)

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