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21st Vilnius Film Festival - Kino Pavasaris
28 March 2016
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Films recently nominated for the Oscars and awarded at prestigious festivals, first-time programmes composed of hybrid films and music videos, a retrospective of films based on Shakespeare’s plays, and new works from prominent directors. All this and more will come to the 21st Kino Pavasaris starting March 31st in Vilnius and April 1st in four other cities. The festival will continue for two weeks, ending on April 14th

A Good Wife by Mirjana Karanovic

Kino Pavasaris offers three competition programmes, New Europe – New Names, Baltic Gaze and Short Competition. The jury of this year’s New Europe – New Names competition consists of Pamela Biénzobas, a regular member of the Cannes festival jury, former vice president of FIPRESCI and Chilean film critic; Jin Park from South Korea, a programmer at the Busan International Film Festival; Javier Garcia Puerto, director of Festival REC (Spain) and programmer at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival; Gust Van den Berghe, director of “Lucifer”, which won the Wroclaw Grand Prix and was well-received by last year’s Kino Pavasaris audiences; and Andrei Plakhov, the most influential Russian film critic, historian, and festival programmer. This competition programme includes debut films from Central and Eastern European directors.

As always, Kino Pavasaris will screen the best new films from around the world in its 18 sections, while the international film industry conference “Meeting Point – Vilnius” will be held on April 12th–14th. This year’s festival will include many notable films, among which many Balkan productions and co-productions.

Family Film by Olmo Omerzu

The films A Good Wife by Mirjana Karanovic, Family Film by Olmo Omerzu, Humidity by Nikola Ljuca, Our Everyday Life by Ines Tanovic and Thirst by Svetla Tsotsorkova will screen in New Europe – New Names category and claim the awards of this competition program, while Oscar-nominated film Mustang by Deniz Gamze Erguven and multi-awarded Lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos are included in the Critics’ Choice section. 

Mustang by Deniz Gamze Erguven

Turkish and Greek co-productions will screen among others in the Discoveries category, namely Frenzy by Emin Alper and The Bride by Paula Ortiz (Spain, Turkey, Germany, 2015), and Interruption by Yorgos Zois and Motherland by Senem Tuzen respectively. 

Interruption by Yorgos Zois

Chevalier by Athina Rachel Tsangari and Illegitimate by Adrian Sitaru are part of the Festival’s Favorites programme, while Innocence of Memories (UK, Ireland, Turkey, 2015) by Grant Gee and The Magic Mountain by Anca Damian will participate in the Documentaries category.

Illegitimate by Adrian Sitaru

For more information regarding the full programme of the Festival, please visit Kino Pavasaris official website.

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  Emin Alper
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  Deniz Gamze Erguven
  Senem Tuzen
  Nikola Ljuca
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