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COTTBUS 2020

El Festival de Cottbus desvela los títulos de su competición

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- La 30a edición del evento, que tendrá lugar en forma híbrida del 3 al 8 de noviembre, acogerá 12 películas que lucharán por el premio principal de 25.000€

El Festival de Cottbus desvela los títulos de su competición
The Living Man, de Oleg Novković

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The FilmFestival Cottbus, dedicated to Eastern European cinema – which will take place for the 30th time, in a hybrid setting, from 3-8 November – has announced its competition line-up. Among the 12 entries, Serbian director Oleg Novković's newest film, The Living Man, about an ageing rock musician, is the only one that will enjoy its world premiere at the German event. Novković has won the main award at Cottbus twice, with Miner's Opera in 2006 and with White, White World [+lee también:
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in 2010.

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Another Cottbus regular, Russian filmmaker Ivan I Tverdovskiy, will also return to the festival competition with his Venice Giornate degli Autori entry Conference [+lee también:
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. Polish writer-director Piotr Domalewski, who won a Special Prize in Cottbus' short-film section in 2018, will compete at the festival with his second feature, I Never Cry [+lee también:
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, which recently world-premiered in San Sebastián's New Directors section.

Three films in the line-up stand out on account of their strong female protagonists: Lina Lužyte's The Castle [+lee también:
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(Lithuania/Ireland), Jure Pavlović's Mater [+lee también:
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(Croatia/Serbia/France/Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Ivan Ikić's Oasis [+lee también:
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(Serbia/Netherlands/Slovenia/Bosnia and Herzegovina/France). In addition to highlighting women characters in its selection, Cottbus prides itself on its genre diversity. In this regard, other films on the menu include the Kazakh-Japanese western The Horse Thieves. The Roads of Time by Yerlan Nurmukhambetov and Lisa Takeba, which recently opened the Busan Film Festival, and Turkish director Erdem Tepegöz's dark apocalyptic surveillance thriller In the Shadows, which received a Special Jury Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival.

Also coming from Moscow to Cottbus is Romanian director Marian Crisan's political comedy The Campaign [+lee también:
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. Szabolcs Hajdu's Treasure City [+lee también:
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, the first major Hungarian film to be released straight to VoD in the territory back in April, will have its German premiere at the festival. Two relationship dramas, Michalis Konstantatos' Sarajevo title All the Pretty Little Horses [+lee también:
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(Greece/Belgium/Germany) and Polish filmmaker Piotr Dylewski's Rotten Ears, round off the selection.

The 12 films will be competing for the Main Prize of €25,000 and the Special Prize for Best Director, as well as the LUBINA prize sculpture.

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