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Balkan Films at Melbourne International Film Festival 2013
16 July 2013
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Established in 1952, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is one of the oldest film festivals in the world and the most significant screen event in Australia. An iconic Melbourne event, the festival takes place annually in the heart of the city, presenting an acclaimed screening program alongside industry and celebratory events.

This year, from July 25 to August 11 the festival will screen more than 300 films from all around the globe. Among them, Australian audiences will have the opportunity to watch some of the best latest films from the Balkan Peninsula.

Child`s Pose by Calin Peter Netzer

In the International Panorama section of the festival we meet this year`s Golden Bear winner for Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival, Child`s Pose by Calin Peter Netzer

In the same section will be screened the films Ginger and Rosa, a co-production from Canada, Croatia, Denmark and UK, directed by Sally Potter, and the Turkish film Jin by Reha Erdem. Iraqi-Turkish film Rhino Season by Bahman Ghobadi and The Capsule by Athina Rachel Tsangari will also be screened in the International Panorama.

Athina-Rachel Tsangari`s The Capsule

The Greek film The Daughter by Thanos Anastopoulos will be screened in the Telescope section as well as Radu Jude`s drama Everybody in Our Family.

Everybody In Our Family by Radu Jude

Slovenia has a presence in the festival with the short film Boles, directed by Spela Cadez, a stop motion animation based on a short story by Russian playwright Maxim Gorky, about an author suffering writer΄s block. Other short films are Rabitland from Serbia, directed by Ana Nedeljkovic and Nikola Majdak Jr, also a short animation film  and the Syrian-Turkish Not Anymore: a Story of a Revolution by Matthew VanDyke.

Boles by Spela Cadez

More information about the festival can be found here.

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