SECTION: Feature Film Competition

01 WB SPIEL

 

The twelve best productions from Central and Eastern Europe. Ambitious talents compete with old masters and star directors.

The entries compete for the 25,000 EUR main prize for the best film and the prize sculpture LUBINA (Sorbian: the lovely one). In addition, the International Jury will award a special prize for the best director as well as one prize each for an outstanding actress and an outstanding actor.

The Living Man

The Living Man

Ziv Covek

Oleg Novković
Serbia, Bulgaria, Germany / 2020 / 97 min
A melancholic rock ‘n‘ roll comedy about the wild life of days gone by. Musician Đela drifts along together with his wife Sunčica and their three grown-up children. They've often cheated, fought and ultimately tolerated one another. With ...
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Treasure City

Treasure City

Békeidö

Szabolcs Hajdu
Hungary / 2020 / 92 min
A highly topical episode film about the internal and external disintegration of Budapest society. While students protest on the streets, the small side streets and back rooms are where the great interpersonal dramas unfold. Captured with such ...
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The Horse Thieves. Roads of Time

The Horse Thieves. Roads of Time

The Horse Thieves. Roads of Time

Yerlan Nurmukhambetov, Lisa Takeba
/ 2019 / 84 min
Wild West in the Kazakh steppe. Ten-year-old Olzhas loses his father in a robbery committed by horse thieves. An acquaintance helps restore justice in this unusual family portrait that develops into a Western in which the vastness of the landscape ...
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Mater

Mater

Mater

Jure Pavlovic
/ 2020 / 93 min
Back at the place of her childhood in Croatia Jasna has to take care of her terminally ill mother. Initially Jasna finds her old home oppressive. Unspoken accusations weigh heavily in the dealings between the two women. Director Jure Pavlović ...
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The Campaign

The Campaign

Berliner

Marian Crisan
/ 2019 / 94 min
A farmer meets a professional politician in this laconically narrated encounter between upright farmer Viorel and high-flying politician Mocanu. On a field on the outskirts of a small Romanian town a touching friendship between men begins, about ...
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The Castle

The Castle

Pilis

Lina Lužytė
/ 2019 / 91 min
Between the big stage and the fish factory: dreams are often overtaken by reality. And yet they drive us forward. In this film Lina Lužytė explores the balance between the two, making use of three strong female characters, a daughter, mother and ...
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Conference

Conference

Konferentsiya

Ivan I. Tverdovskiy
Russia, Estonia, Italy, UK / 2020 / 135 min
A reflection on the hostage-taking at Moscow's Dubrovka Theatre in 2002: within the framework of a memorial evening a group of survivors exchanges memories. A process of mourning, calmly captured at the original scene of events and directed with ...
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I never cry

I never cry

Jak Najdalej Stad

Piotr Domalewski
Poland / 2020 / 90 min
In Ireland seventeen-year-old Ola has to organise the transfer to Poland of the body of her father, who died in a container port. Much more important for her however is the question of where the money that he promised her for a car is. A powerfully ...
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Rotten Ears

Rotten Ears

Zgnile Uszy

Piotr Dylewski
/ 2020 / 61 min
A couple in crisis looking for professional help. A house on the edge of a village. A therapist who employs unusual methods.
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Oasis

Oasis

Oasis

Ivan Ikić
/ 2020 / 121 min
Explosive hormonal surges and passionate emotions. Captivating insight into the emotional worlds of mentally handicapped adolescents, wonderfully portrayed by the residents of the home themselves. Marija, Dragana and Robert find themselves caught up ...
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IN THE SHADOWS

IN THE SHADOWS

Gölgeler Içinde

Erdem Tepegöz
/ 2020 / 90 min
A sci-fi thriller in the dystopian setting of a run-down mine. Between the present and a bleak future a group of miners is controlled by an ubiquitous surveillance system. Zait begins to question the system and declares war on it.
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All the pretty little horses

All the pretty little horses

Mikra Omorfa Aloga

Michalis Konstantatos
/ 2020 / 105 min
A fake life between luxury and odd jobs. The money is gone. The marriage has lost its magic. Alice and Petros flee to the countryside with their child and yet quickly find themselves confronted by the question: how do you go on when the dream of a ...
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