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AWARDS 15th edition TIFF 2017 »   FEATURE JURY composed by Denis Côté (Canada) and Dritan Huqi (Albania) awards:   BEST FEATURE FILM   BEST FEATURE FILM Glory by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov | 2016 | Bulgaria, Greece | 97'   A movie that speaks to every time, place, and society – with an extraordinary development of a simple plot, which we live every day. A movie that carries a powerful message, but also a work of art with emotional and aesthetical values.   Një film që i flet çdo kohe, çdo vendi dhe çd... SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   1,4 Sextillion Litre Doro Götz Germany 2017 8 Days of Parlor Zoe Phylactidou Cyprus 2016 Born of Stone Emilio Bellu Italy, Czechia 2016 Dragon Circle Gertrud Schulte Westenberg Germany 2016 Evripidou 14 Michael Demetrius Greece 2016 Golden Hour Claudia Vogt Germany 2017 Happy Happy Baby Jan Soldat Germany 2017 In Search of the Land Without Evil Anna Azevedo Brazil 2017 Jungle Colia Vranici France 2016 ... DOCUMENTARY Mid-length - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray Kristi Zea USA 2016 Imma Pasquale Marino Italy 2017 On the Edge of Life Yaser Kassab Syria 2017 Prohibited Visit Nikos Theodosiou Greece 2017 Saint Lazarus's Miracle Nicolas Muñoz Avia Spain 2016 Valentina Maximilian Feldmann Germany 2016 VIDEO ART - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Brutes Are Afraid of Silence Étienne Boulanger Canada 2016 Ex Terrat Reinhold Bidner Austria, France 2016 Final Gathering Alain Escalle France 2017 Finish Saeed Naghavian Iran 2017 Genesis Abtin Mozafari Iran 2017 Hey You! Tessa Garland UK 2016 Hiwa Jacqueline Lentzou Greece 2016 Hysteria Maurice Kelliher UK, Ireland 2016 Label Amir Lashkari Iran 2017 Lying Women Deborah Kelly Australia 2017 mo... STUDENT International - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Beer & Calippo Paul Ploberger Austria 2017 Best of Everything, Always Alexios Koukias-Pantelis UK 2017 Boundary Bartosz Brzeziński Poland 2016 Buoyancy Simon Valentin Denmark 2017 Casting Katarzyna Iskra Poland 2017 Digital Immigrants Dennis Stauffer, Norbert Kottmann Switzerland 2016 Donkey Xote Ottó Bánovits Hungary, Sweden 2016 Eat me! Ilina Perianova Bulgaria 2016 Empathy (a digital love letter) ... IN ALBANIAN - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   A Long Way Home Ibër Deari Macedonia 2017 A True Story Viron Roboci Albania 2017 Conversation on Life Agim Abdula Macedonia 2016 Heaven Has Been Fooled Odeta Çunaj Albania 2016 Home More Raça Kosova 2016 Kaini Shaqir Veseli Albania 2017 Lord of the House Daniëlle Bremer Kosova 2017 Reverse Antipode Oltsen Gripshi Albania 2017 The Eagles Sokol Reka Belgium 2017 The Junction Xhelal Haliti Kosova 2... DOCUMENTARY Full-length - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   69 Minutes of 86 Days Egil Haskjold Larsen Norway 2017 Blood and the Moon Tommaso Cotronei Italy, Yemen 2017 Jeffrey Yanillys Perez Dominican Republic, France 2017 Mr. Gay Syria Ayse Toprak Turkey 2017 Siberian Love Olga Delane Germany 2016 The Charro of Toluquilla José Villalobos Romero Mexico 2016 Tonino Daniele Ceccarini, Mario Molinari Italy 2017 SHORT ANIMATED FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Aiport Michaela Müller Switzerland 2017 And the Moon Stands Still Yulia Ruditskaya Belarus 2017 Bystander Sheyda Kashi Iran 2017 Chill and Shivering Kwok Wai Chung Philip Hong Kong 2016 Confined Nico Bonomolo Italy 2016 Framed Marco Jemolo Italy 2017 In Exile Alexander Kurilov Moldova 2016 Light Sight Seyed M. Tabatabaei Iran 2016 Manivald Chintis Lundgren Estonia 2017 Nothing Happens Uri & Michel... SHORT FICTION FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) » 8 Minutes George Gogichaishvili, David Abramishvili Georgia 2017 A Swedish Classic Måns Berthas Sweden 2017 Animal Bahman & Bahram Ark Iran 2017 Blue in Green Leigh Heiman Pruzanski Israel 2016 Building No.13 Amir Gholami Iran 2016 Burning Slimane Bounia France 2016 Check-list Frédéric Mosbeux Belgium 2017 Everyday Philippe Orreindy France 2017 Fluffy Lee Filipovski Serbia 2016 FU Ilya Aksenov R... FEATURE FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) » A Balkan Noir Dražen Kuljanin Sweden, Montenegro 2017 Beneath the Silence Erez Mizrahi, Sahar Shavit Israel 2016 Black Crow Tayfur Aydin Turkey 2016 Daybreak Gentian Koçi Albania, Greece 2017 Directions Stephan Komandarev Bulgaria, Germany, Macedonia 2017 Glory Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov Bulgaria 2016 Ministry of Love Pavo Marinković Croatia 2016 Mothering Roqiye Tavakoli Iran 2017 Unwanted Edon R...
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Feature (official selection - TIFF 2015)
Across the sea

 

Pierre MAILLARD

Drama | Switzerland, Albania | 2015 | 106’

 

A former war photographer tries to ward off his personal ghosts by taking pictures of trees only. He lives alone among olive trees in southern Italy. One day he decides to cross the sea by ferry. Once in Albania, he goes near the location where he had made his last war picture, as if he was retracing his steps. He finds a tree he wants to photograph. He is just about to do so, when he discovers a runaway girl hiding in it. Her lover was killed by her brothers.

So she ran away with the sole objective of crossing the sea and getting to the other side. The man has no choice. He has to flee with her, follow her, guide her along, and follow her again. Until the day he tells her what is tormenting him, and a storm separates them. All he has left of her is a fleeting impression of an image.

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Babai

 

Visar MORINA

Drama | Germany, Kosovo, Macedonia, France | 2015 | 103’

 

“Babai” explores the story of Nori (Val Maloku) and his father Gezim (AstritKabashi) both street cigarette vendor in Kosovo of nineties, during Milosevic regime, where the father wants to find a way to illegally migrate to Germany and his son does everything he can so he could be with his father. Caught between the wish to live together and the need to deal with the harsh reality, the father-son relationship comes to a point where nothing between them is as it used to be.

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Index Zero

 

Lorenzo SPORTIELLO

Sci-Fi | UK, Italy | 2014 | 82’

 

 

2035, United States of Europe. Some humans are not sustainable anymore.

 

 

 

 

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Raul

 

Matías VENABLES

Drama | Chile | 2014 | 73’

 

 

About to turn 30 years working in the barber shop he inherited from his parents, Raúl starts to change his daily routine, in order to have something new to tell to his customers.

He tries to get closer to his neighbors, visits a bar near his home, and spends some time in the neighborhood square, where he meets a lady with whom he establishes a strange relationship. Eventually, he realizes that he is much closer to the solution of his problems than he could have imagined.


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Sworn virgin

 

Laura BISPURI

Drama | Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, France | 2015 | 87’

 

Hana Doda, still a girl, escapes from her destiny of being a wife and a servant, a future imposed on women in the harsh mountains of Albania. Following his uncle’s guide, she appeals to the old law of the Kanun, which gives women, taking an oath of eternal virginity, the chance to embrace a rifle and live free as men. For everybody Hana becomes Mark, a “sworn virgin”. But something alive pulses and frets under these new clothes. Her choice becomes her prison and those immense mountains seem so narrow now.

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Amsterdam Express

 

Fatmir KOÇI

Drama, Romance | UK, Albania, Netherlands, Germany | 2014 | 93’

 

A young Albanian emigrant in Amsterdam is precariously caught among the promises and allure of the rich city, the threats of ruthless Albanian drug and sex slave traffickers, his white marriage with a beautiful Dutch girl, and a true love in his poor and backward country. BEKIM, wants to make fast money by doing everything. Instead, he returns bare handed in his country after has paid his last Euros to save a young girl being taken as a sex girl at the Red Windows.

 

 

 

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Banat

 

Adriano VALERIO

Drama, Romance | UK, Albania, Netherlands, Germany | 2014 | 93’

 

Ivo is an agronomist; pushed by the lack of opportunity in Bari, he accepts a job offer in Banat, a fertile region of Romania. Clara works at renovating boats in the Bari harbor, and is at the end of a long and difficult relationship. Ivo and Clara meet at the apartment he’s leaving and which she’s renting. They instinctively connect, being both at a turning point of their lives. The night they spend together before Ivo’s departure is enough to spark a strong feeling and the desire to meet again. When Clara is fired from her job, she decides to visit Ivo in Romania. Their love is budding on the background of disorientation in this foreign land and the uncertainty of their future. But is this exile their only way to happiness?

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Pikadero

 

Ben SHARROCK

Comedy, Drama | Spain, UK | 2015 | 99’

 

Unable to fly the nest due to the economic crisis that grips Spain, a penniless, young couple have trouble consummating their fledgling relationship in their parents’ homes.

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She Comes Back On Thursday

 

André NOVAIS OLIVEIRA

Documentary | Brasil | 2014 | 108’

 

With its obvious simplicity, the film’s title happens to set the mood of the film, or at least its guiding principle: staying anchored in everyday life. More precisely, the life of Maria José and Norberto, who have been married for 35 years and who live in Contagem, in the suburbs of Belo Horizonte. Their marriage is on the rocks, which leads their two sons to also wonder about the future of their own relationships with their wives. The story is quite ordinary. How can one capture such an impercep- tible shift in the heart of the banality of things, only made more noticeable by a crisis? Filming his own family, his own parents, his brother and himself, André Novais Oliveira has chosen to take his time. He shots long sequences, leaving enough time for the fictional situations on which he puts his characters to grow and unfold.

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Xenia

 

Panos H.KOUTRAS

Drama | Greece, France, Belgium | 2014 | 134’

 

After the death of their mother, Dany, 16, leaves Crete to join his older brother, Odysseas, who lives in Athens. Born from an Albanian mother and a Greek father they never met, the two brothers, strangers in their own country, decide to go to Thessaloniki to look for their father and force him to officially recognize them. At the same time in Thessaloniki, is held the selection for the cult show, “Greek Star.” Dany dreams that his brother Odysseas, a gifted singer, could become the new star of the contest, in a country that refuses to accept them.

 

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