Sarajevo, which is one of South-East Europe’s leading sprocket operas, includes five world preems in its competish program, of which two are Romanian.
The first, “Wolf” is the debut feature from director-scripter Bogdan Mustata, in which he looks at the confused feelings of a young man toward his mother and a young woman whom he loves, but she loves someone else.
“Carmen,” which is the feature bow by Doru Nitescu, and penned by Tudor Voican and Nitescu, centers on a woman who will do anything for her dying child in a world that doesn’t care.
The other world preems are Greece’s “Runaway Day,” which is helmed and penned by Dimitris Bavellas; Austria’s “Talea,” which is helmed by Katharina Mueckstein, and scripted by Selina Gnos and Mueckstein; and the Bosnia and Herzegovina-Germany co-pro “With Mum,” which was helmed and penned by Faruk Loncarevic.
Other competish films include Georgia’s “In Bloom,” directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross, from a script by Ekvtimishvili; Austria’s “Soldate Jeannette,” from helmer-scripter Daniel Hoesl; and Bobo Jelcic’s “A Stranger,” which is a Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina co-production.