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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...
Thursday, 23 November 2017
Feature (official selection - TIFF 2012)
Business As Usual

Director: Valentyn Vasyanovych

Englisht title:   Business As Usual
Original title:   Звичайна справа

2012/ Ukraine/ 35mm/ 88’/ Fiction/ Colour


CREDITS:
Script:  Valentyn Vasyanovych, Iya Myslytska;   Photography:  Iurii Dunai;   Editing: Valentyn Vasyanovych;  Music:  Olexandra Morozova;   Sound:  Andriy Rogachov;   Leading actors:   Taras Denysenko, Vitaliy Lineckiy, Lesia Samayeva;  Producer:   Iya Myslytska

Synopsis:
Twenty years ago Tolik began writing poetry. Approximately at the same time he entered the Medical Institute. Twenty years ago he looked into future with hope. Today the future appeared and the hope disappeared. He has been working as a psychotherapist in a little municipal clinic for about 10 years. He is tired of his patients and is irritated by his bosses. Forty years old is a perfect age to change one's life.

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My destiny

Director: Peter Marcias

Englisht title:  My destiny
Original title:   Dimmi che destino avrò

2012/ Italy/ HD/ 80’/ Fiction/ Colour

Script: Gianni Loy;  Photography:  Alberto Lopez Palacios;   Editing:  Danilo Torre;  Sound: Davide Sardo;  Leading actors Luli Bitri, Salvatore Cantalupo, Andrea Dianetti, Vesna Bajramovic , Davide Careddu, Pietrina Menneas, Nino Nonnis, Merfin Selimovic, Vinettu Sulejmanovic;  Producer:  Gianluca Arcopinto

 

Synopsis:
Alina is a girl of Gypsy origins, who lives and works in Paris since years. Once returned in her native village in Sardinia, nearby Cagliari, she establishes a friendly relationship with Giampaolo Esposito, a fifty years old police chief. In this new dimension, Alina will be forced to face herself and her more intimate emotions, through “a trip” who will take her to reconsider all her past life, her aspirations and, most of all, her real identity. This changeover will mark the end of her youth and the starting point of a maturity that will make her more conscious of her weaknesses. Her past will breakthrough on the future of a young lady who is about to become a woman.

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Siberia. Monamour

Director: Slava Ross

Englisht title:  Siberia. Monamour
Original title:  Сибирь. Монамур

2011/ Russia/ 35mm/ 105’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS:
Script:  Slava Ross; Photography:  Yury Rayskiy;  Editing:  Igor Litoninskiy;   Music:  Aydar Gaynullin;  Sound:  Arseniy Troitskiy; Leading actors:    Petr Zaichenko, Misha Protsko, Nikolay Kozak; Producer:   Pavel Skurikhin

Synopsis:
Siberia. In taiga, in an abandoned village an old man & his grandson wait for the boy’s father, who will never come back. A man & his wife raise three daughters, and that is the only thing that still ties them. A captain, who’s passed through two Caucasian wars, tries to find his place in peace life. The fates of these heroes interlace unexpectedly & dramatically. They need to make their choice again & again, uncovering inward humanity & compassion, that had been forgotten long ago.

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The parade

Director: Srdjan Dragojevic

Englisht title:  The parade
Original title:  Parada

2011/ Serbia/ 35mm/ 115’/ Feature/ Colour


CREDITS:
Script:  Srdjan Dragojevic;  Photography:  Dusan Joksimovic;  Editing:  Petar Markovic;  Music:   Igor Perovic; Leading actors:   Milos Samolov, Goran Jevtic, Nikola Kojo,  Hristina Popovic, Goran Navojec, Dejan Acimovic, Toni Mihajlovski;  Producer:  Biljana Prvanović

Synopsis:
The parade, in a tragicomic way, tells the story about ongoing battle between two worlds in contemporary post-war Serbian society - the traditional, oppressive, homophobic majority and a liberal, modern and open-minded minority.

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80 Million

Director: Waldemar Krzystek

Englisht title:  80 Million
Original title:   80 milionów

2011/ Poland/ 35mm/ 105’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS:
Script:  Waldemar Krzystek, Krzysztof Kopka; Photography:   Piotr Śliskowski;  Editing: Marek "Mulny" Mulica; Music:   Zbigniew Karnecki; Sound:  Artur Kuczkowski, Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński; Leading actors:  Krzysztof Czeczot, Piotr Głowacki, Wojciech Solarz, Marcin Bosak, Agnieszka Grochowska, Jan Frycz; Producer:   Sylwester Banaszkiewicz, Marcin Kurek

Synopsis:
Poland, Lower Silesia, the beginning of a very cold winter 1981. After the series of entrapments by the Security Service a confrontation between the opposition and the communists seems to be inevitable. Just before the proclamation of martial law a group of young Solidarity activists decide to play va banque and organize a rash action to take out 80 million of the Union money from one of the Wroclaw's banks before the account would be blocked. Security Service officers follow their steps.

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Paradise

Director: Panagiotis Fafoutis

Englisht title:   Paradise
Original title:   Paradeisos

2011/ Greece/ 16mm Super/ 105’/ Fiction/ Colour


CREDITS:
Script:  Panagiotis Fafoutis; Photography:   Yorgos Papandrikopoulos; Editing:  Panos Voutsaras;  Music:  George Pallikaris Aka G.Pal;  Sound:  Dimitris Kanellopoulos  Leading actors:   Natassa Zagka, Mihalis Fotopoulos, Constantinos Avarikiotis, Christos Loulis, Olia Lazaridou, Erricos Litsis, Maria Skoula, Andreas Konstantinou;  Producer:  Maria Drandaki

Synopsis:
The members of carnival float crew “Paradise”, dressed up as Adam and Eve, exotic birds, creepy crawly snakes and juicy red apples, take part in their local carnival, dancing to samba and techno under the drizzling rain. In the midst of carnival madness, four duets are staking their claim on their own private Paradise...

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Small Creatures

Director: Martin Wallace

Englisht title:   Small Creatures
Original title:   Small Creatures

2011/ UK/ HD/ 91’/ Fiction/ Colour


CREDITS:
Script:   Martin Wallace;  Photography:  Richard Mott;  Editing:  Martin Wallace;   Music: Martin Wallace; Sound:  Brian Nelson, Jim Mulhearn; Leading actors:   Michael Coventry, Tom Pauline, Paul Bamford; Producer:  Martin Wallace

Synopsis:
In a world of brutal and careless adults, sometimes it’s hard being a boy. Coggie is 14 and at a crossroads in his life. How does he know which way to turn? When he ignores the advice of his sister, mum and the police, Coggie finds himself in over his head and face to face with Ste, a volatile and troubled bully. For a while now, Ste and Coggie have been ‘friends’ but there’s something not right about it. Ste is jealous of Coggie. Coggie is afraid of Ste. When Coggie refuses to try out Ste’s

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Vendetta

Director: Miroslav Ondrus

Englisht title: Vendetta
Original title:   Vendeta

2011/  Czech Republic / HD/ 86’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS:
Script:   Miroslav Ondrus; Photography:    Martin Strba; Editing:  Marek Opatrny;   Music: Petr Ostrouchov;  Sound:  David Titera;  Leading actors:   Ondrej Vetchy, Oldrich Kaiser;  Producer:   Bionaut

Synopsis:

Over the course of just one day, just a few hours, one crime brings together the lives of several people. But nothing is as simple as it seems, because the line between revenge and evil is very, very thin. Who is the murderer, and who is the victim? Violated 14-years-old girl, her father, three young men who have anything but a clear conscience, two crooked policemen and a warden that could maybe help. But to whom?

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