SEE A PARIS 2020 SELECTION - FEATURE FILMS
THE FORGOTTEN MOUNTAIN
2018 (94 min.)
Rikard, after being swindled out of his home by his own son, relies on the kindness of his daughter, Ema, and her husband, Lorenc who offer him a cabin dwelling in the 'Accursed Mountains.'
Director/Writer/Producer: Ardit Sadiku
DOP/Co-Producer: Latif Hasolli
Music: Orget Sadiku
Editing: Ardit Sadiku
Production Design: Andi Voci
Sound Designer: Engert Keçi
Colorist: Bledar Çili
Key Cast: Xhevat Qorraj, Fatlume Bunjaku, Agron Shala, Kastriot Shehi, Merita Gjyriqi
2019 (111 min.)
Three friends return from abroad and every one of them comes upon at something from his past. Finally they go to their hometown to save the house of one of their childhood friends from being demolished.
Director/Writer: Niki Iliev
Producers: Bashar Rahal, Bogomil Grozev, Niki Iliev
Cinematography: Kiril Valchanov
Editing: Lyubomir Iliev
Key Cast: Niki Iliev, Bashar Rahal, Stefan Danailov, Alexander Kadiev, Orlin Pavlov, Boyko Krastanov, Dilyana Popova
2019 (90 min.)
Aleksi is approaching her 30s but still stuck under her parents' roof. While ignoring her pressing responsibilities, she follows her impulses with various men: Christian, an American photographer who she bonds with due to the similar interests; Goran, a local musician with whom she has an intense physical chemistry; and Toni, an older, richer, charming playboy who tries to lure her with his extravagant lifestyle.
ALEKSI is a debut feature by Barbara Vekarić starring Tihana Lazović, Berlinale Shooting Star Winner. The film had a premiere at the South By Southwest 2019 (Global Competition) and since then it screened at a number of festivals and won 14 awards.
Director/Writer: Barbara Vekarić
Producers: Marina Andree Skop ,Darija Kulenovic
Cinematography: Filip Tot
Music: Pavao Miholjević, Jura Ferina
Key Cast:Tihana Lazovic, Goran Markovic,Leon Lucev,Natasa Janjic,Neda Arneric, Aljosa Vuckovic
2018 (85 min.)
In an unspecified Mediterranean island a boy comes across two peculiar men in striped costumes. Soon, the boy realizes that life also has two faces. It can be both an ugly war and a beautiful girl called Clementine.
Director/Writer: Longinos Panagi
Producers: Konstantinos Othonos
Key Cast: Aggelos Nikolaou, Eleni Michael, Nektarios Theodorou, Prokopis Agathokleous, Tanja Czichy, Theodoros Michaelides
2019 (110 min.)
Aris, a Greek man, becomes a no one in his own country and struggles to recover his self, living as a foreigner.
Director/Writer: Vasilis Mazomenos
Producers:Vasilis Alatas, Lampros Georgopoulos, Vasilis Konstantilieris, Vasilis Mazomenos
Music: Alexander Christaras, Michalis Nivolianitis
Cinematography: Fotis Mitsis
Film Editing: Kostas Tataroglou
Key Cast: Stefanos Kakavoulis, Dimitris Siganos, Angeliki Karistinou
2018 (93 min.)
Fadili an archivist finds himself in a difficult situation, he has to choose between two options, being aware that both of them are wrong. As consequence if his decision Fadil involuntarily and unwillingly, "swallows" the shame, endures the pressure coming from all sides.
Director: Ismet Sijarina
Writers: Arian Krasniqi, Ismet Sijarina
Music: Petrit Çarkaxhiu
Cinematography: Sevdije Kastrati
Film Editing: Vladimir Pavlovski
Key Cast: Kushtrim Hoxha, Adriana Matoshi, Emir Hadzihafizbegovic
2019 (79 min.)
Three stories, about three women who live in the same building, interwoven together to create a kaleidoscopic observation of the experience of being a mother, and the self-sacrifice that one gives to the world, by bringing life into it at the same time. The stories take place during the nihilistic period, on the edge of a civil war that almost started in Macedonia in 2001, and express the psychosis, and the pressure that common people lived through during those days.
Director: Marija Dzidzeva
Writer: Ognen Georgievski
Producers: Kornelija Ristovska, Svetozar Ristovski, Nikolina Vucetic
Music: Dino Imeri
Cinematography: Dejan Dimeski
Film Editing: Blaze Dulev
Key Cast: Deniz Abdula, Jordanco Cevrevski, Daniela Ivanoska, Mirjana Karanovic,Natalija Teodosieva
2020 (92 min.)
Twenty year high-school reunion bring together four friends. One of them is gravely ill. The rest want to help her. But to do that, they firstly have to find out who they really are.
Director: Marija Perovic
Writers: Vladislava Vojnovic (screenplay), Marija Perovic (idea)
Producers:Dubravka Drakic, Marija Perovic, Dragan Petrovic, Biljana Vusovic,
Music: Nemanja Mosurovic
Film Editing:Natasa Pantic
Key Cast: Marija Skaricic, Vojin Cetkovic, Dubravka Drakic
REACH THE SKY
2019 (88 min.)
Milutin, a middle-aged man, is falling into the water all the time when his wife Magdalen experiences a car accident, defending her body of a one-year-old son who was entrusted with the care of Milutin. Magdalena remains immobile. Love between Milutin and Magdalene has always been at the highest possible level, and this remains in a series of situations, because the accident never goes by itself. It only remains for them to take care of what they care about, with the help of life circumstances, and that is the happiness of their son Jacob, but for Jacob, as a young man, temptations are only beginning.
Drector/Writer: Milutin Daric Daka
Producers: Branimir Zugic, Milivoje Lakic, Biljana Vusovic, Jelena Milosevic
Cinematography: Atanas Velkovski
Film editor: Nenad Prinat
Key Cast: Milan Kovacevic, Maja Sarenac, Nada Vukcevic,Petar KJazic, Emir Catovic, Branimir Popovic, Petar Bozovic
2019 (110 min.)
Adrian is a poor Romanian writer trying to make it in Spain, while grappling with the prejudices that are inflicted both upon and by him. An unabashed romantic with a temper to boot, he divides his time evenly between typing out his woes and attempting to woo the dreamy-but-doomed Maria, a Spanish musician.
Director: Tudor Giurgiu
Writers: Tudor Giurgiu, Marin Malaicu Hondrari
Producers: Bogdan Craciun, Pavel Bercík,Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo,Tudor Giurgiu,Oana Giurgiu, Lukás Moudrý, Ondrej Zima
Music: Julio de la Rosa
Cinematography: Marius Panduru
Film Editing: José M. G. Moyano,Manuel Terceño
Key Cast: Mihai Smarandache, Belén Cuesta, Ariadna Gil, Luis Bermejo, Carmen Florescu, Eric Frances
2019 (90 min.)
A criminalist explores the background of a business in which the authorities, with the help of an influential corporation want to evict and demolish part of the city and build a new complex there. The film is about the will and power of the individual; the fight against institutions, the individual's engagement, and the decisions made behind the scenes.
Director: Matej Nahtigal
Writer: Zoran Bencic
Producers: Tomi Matic, Sinisa Juricic
Music: Alen Sinkauz, Nenad Sinkauz
Cinematography: Jani-Petteri Passi
Film Editing: Vladimir Gojun
Key Cast: Uros Fürst, Primoz Vrhovec, Ivo Barisic, Jana Zupancic, Jelena Percin, Borut Veselko
OMER AND US
2019 (101 min.)
Ismet is a Turkish soldier, who was on duty at the border as a Commander of the Coast Guard and recently got retired. Now as a civilian, he struggles to communicate with his family and people surrounding him.
Directors/Producers: Maryna Er Gorbach, Mehmet Bahadir Er
Producers/Writers: Mehmet Bahadir Er
Key Cast: Cem Bender, Tajsher Yakub, Menderes Samancilar, Hala Alsayanah, Uygar Tamer, Ushna Çakir, Timur Ölkebas, Ali Emrah Dogan