CINELINK CO-PRODUCTION MARKET SELECTION 2019:
THE ANATOLIAN PANTHER
Director: Orçun Köksal
Writer: Orçun Köksal
Producer: Alara Hamamcıoğlu, Arda Çiltepe
Production company: Vigo Film Yapımcılık
Two zoologists searches for the extinct panther in the depths of Anatolia. The photo of a shining pair of eyes in a forest leads them to unknown paths full of secrets, suspicion and wishes.
DEATH OF THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL
Director: Goran Kulenović
Writer: Goran Kulenović, Zoran Ferić
Producer: Ivor Hadžiabdić, Antun Bahat
Production company: Livada Produkcija
The story of a pathologist, a returnee to an Croatian island, who gets involved in the investigation of the mysterious murder of a Romanian prostitute.
DEMOCRACY WORK IN PROGRESS
Director: Mihály Schwechtje
Writer: Mihály Schwechtje
Producer: Genovéva Petrovits
Production company: Kino Alfa
Róbert Mravik is a driving examiner. His life turns upside down when one of his examinee, the political activist Júlia Polgár refuses to pay him the usual bribery money for getting her driving licence. Democracy Work in Progress is the next feature film project of Mihály Schwechtje. It’s a black comedy about everyday corruption.
FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE
Director: Ivan Marinović
Writer: Ivan Marinović
Producer: Marija Stojanović i Ivan Marinović
Production company: Adriatic Western, SENSE Production
Country: Montenegro, Serbia
Dragana gives up marrying Momo two days before the date. His dangerously stubborn father forces the disastrous wedding into happening.
Director: Pavle Vučković
Writer: Pavle Vučković
Producer: Stefan Mladenovic
Production company: Plan 9
A female police detective goes in a search for a missing girl to a region famous for black magic and strong pagan female heritage.
THE GREAT ADVENTURE
Director: Cecilia Șefănescu
Writer: Cecilia Șefănescu
Producer: Bogdan Crăciun
Production company: Libra Film Productions
A holiday abroad reveals that strangers are not only people who speak a different language or have different values; they can also be those you call family, those you think you know. And, at times, you can be a stranger yourself.
THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD or LESSONS IN LOVE
Director: Teona Strugar Mitevska
Writer: Elma Tataragić, Teona Strugar Mitevska
Producer: Labina Mitevska
Production company: Sisters and Brother Mitevski
Country: North Macedonia
Imagine after a trauma having to face your nemesis directly in the eyes. Imagine after a traumatic experience meeting your enemy, sitting besides, and perhaps even falling in love. As Asja searches for love, Zoran looks for forgiveness while all are trapped in the question: is there life after war in Sarajevo 2020, 25 years after the war.
Director: Ümit Köreken
Writer: Ümit Köreken, Nursen Çetin Köreken
Producer: Nursen Çetin Köreken, Ümit Köreken
Production company: Drama Yapım Film Medya
Country: Turkey, Germany
Umut (35), a famous actor of Turkish origin living in Germany, has to confront his past and has a reckoning with his mother when she comes to Germany after twenty years of resentment.
LIKE A LIMBLESS TREE
Director: Tunç Davut
Writer: Sinem Altındağ, Tunç Davut
Producer: Sinem Altındağ, Andrijana Sofranic, Said Nur Akkuş
Production company: Tekhne Films, Nana 143, Arthood Entertainment
Country: Turkey, Serbia, Germany
When terminally ill Refik gives a sum of money to his Syrian refugee carer, just before the Eid gathering she disappears, leaving her kids behind with him. The aftermath exposes the fault lines in Refik’s family’s relationships.
Director: Sofia Georgovassili
Writer: Sofia Georgovassili
Producer: Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos, Irina Andreea Malcea
Production company: PLAYS2PLACE, Luna Film
Country: Greece, Romania
A coming of age story of two girls in a 90’s department store that unfolds into an unexpected game of power.
Director: Mirjana Karanović
Writer: Mirjana Karanović, Ognjen Sviličić, Maja Pelević
Producer: Snezana van Houwelingen
Co-producer: Damir Ibrahimovic
Production companies: This and That Productions, Deblokada
Countries: Serbia, Bosnia and Hercegovina
Mara seems to live the perfect life until her son commits suicide. She realises this is a wake-up call and that she has to take responsibility for it.
Director: Andrej Korovljev
Writer: Ivan Turkovic Krnjak
Producer: Dijana Mladenović
Production company: Kinematograf
A spark of life will be awakened in Mahir, a 28-year-old refugee from Bosnia by Una, a 16-year-old girl from Pula, who is intuitively drawn by his dark, mysterious appearance.
Director: Senad Šahmanović
Writer: Claudia Bottino, Senad Šahmanović
Producer: Veliša Popović, Jean-Christophe Barret
Production company: CUT-UP, Alliance de Production Cinématographique
Country: Montenegro, France
The past is a foreign land, the one who leaves and one who comes back are not the same person anymore.
Director: Yorgos Zois
Writer: Yorgos Zois, Yorgos Kozanitas
Producer: Stelios Cotionis, Antigoni Rota
Production company: Foss productions, Squared Square
Earth has long been abandoned and a privileged part of humanity has found refuge in outer space. But a deadly virus of nostalgia threatens to exterminate their new kind. A mission is sent back to deserted Earth to find the cure.
THOSE WHO WHISTLE AFTER DARK
Director: Pinar Yorgancioglu
Writer: Pinar Yorgancioglu, Emre Gulcan
Producer: Sarah Seulki Oh
Production company: Oh Picture Co.
Country: Turkey, United States
An encounter with a misanthropic angel pushes recently retired Melih into an existential crisis. Will he and his family manage to find their way out of this black hole?
Director: Emanuel Parvu
Writer: Alexandru Popa, Emanuel Parvu
Producer: Miruna Berescu
Executive Producer: Mirona Radu
Production company: FAMart Association
Nowadays, a young couple of adolescents gets their respective mothers mistakenly killed.
Director: Andrei Tanase
Writer: Andrei Tanase
Producer: Irena Isbasescu, Anamaria Antoci
Production company: Domestic Film
Shocked by the sight of her husband having sex with another woman, Vera, a thirty year old veterinarian from the local zoo, starts acting erratically and puts the entire city in danger by causing the escape of a tiger.