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    47TH KYIV IFF "MOLODIST" -  27.05 - 03.06.18.

Festival of the Festivals

Festival of the Festivals

Greatest cinematic events of the last year with the shortest delay in Kyiv at Molodist film festival. Traditional festival program that keeps attracting audience for more than 10 years. Films from official selections and prize holders from main film festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Locarno, Karlovy Vary etc. 

Romania, France, Belgium
2016
Fiction
128’
Director - Cristian Mungiu; Screenplay - Cristian Mungiu; Camera - Tudor Vladimir Panduru; Editing - Mircea Olteanu; Production design - Simona Pădurețu; Music - Constantin Fleancu; Producer - Cristian Mungiu
Adrian Titieni, Maria Drăguș, Lia Bugnar, Mălina Manovici, Vlad Ivanov

Romeo Aldea has raised his daughter Eliza with the idea that once she turns 18 she will leave to study and live abroad. There are ways of solving the situation, but none of them using the principles he, as a father, has taught his daughter.

Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival 2016

Japan, France
2016
Fiction
120’
Director - Kôji Fukada; Screenplay - Kôji Fukada; Camera - Kenichi Negishi; Editing - Kôji Fukada; Production design - Kensuke Suzuki; Music - Hiroyuki Onogawa; Producer - Hiroshi Niimura
Asano Tadanobu, Mariko Tsutsui, Kanji Furutachi

Toshio hires Yasaka in his workshop. This old acquaintance, who has just been released from prison, begins to meddle in Toshio's family life.

Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2016

Hungary
2016
Fiction
81’
Director - Szabolcs Hajdu; Screenplay - Szabolcs Hajdu; Camera - Csaba Bántó, Flóra Chilton, Dávid Gajdics; Editing - Szilvia Papp; Music - Bálint Zándoki; Producer - Dániel Herner, András Muhi, Ferenczy Gábor, Zsófia Muhi
Erika Tankó, Orsolya Török-Illyés, Szabolcs Hajdu, Domokos Szabó

An intimate study of two families thrown together by circumstance to temporarily share of an unusual apartment. The question is that how they will be able to bear each other and how long.

Crystal Globe for Best Film at the Karlovy Vary IFF 2016

Denmark, Germany
2015
Fiction
100’
Director - Martin Zandvliet; Screenplay - Martin Zandvliet; Camera - Camilla Hjelm Knudsen; Editing - Per Sandholt, Molly Malene Stensgaard; Production design - Gitte Malling; Music - Sune Martin; Producer - Mikael Christian Rieks
Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard

In the wake of the Second World War, the Danish authorities force thousands of German prisoners of war to defuse the millions of mines buried on Danish beaches.

Audience Award at the Rotterdam IFF 2016

France
2016
Fiction
105’
Director - Olivier Assayas; Screenplay - Olivier Assayas; Camera - Yorick Le Saux; Editing - Marion Monnier; Production design - François-Renaud Labarthe; Producer - Charles Gillibert
Kristen Stewart, Sigrid Bouaziz, Lars Eidinger, Nora Von Waldstätten

The story centers on Maureen, a young American woman in Paris making her living as a personal shopper for celebrity. Maureen may also have the psychic ability to communicate with spirits, just like her twin brother.

Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival 2016

Romania, Germany
2016
Fiction
141’
Director - Radu Jude; Screenplay - Radu Jude; Camera - Marius Panduru; Editing - Cătălin Cristuțiu; Music - Jürg Lempen, Dana Bunescu, Cristinel Șirli; Producer - Ada Solomon
Lucian Teodor Rus, Ivana Mladenović, Ilinca Hărnuț, Șerban Pavlu, Marian Olteanu

Emanuel spends his days at a sanatorium. Falling in love with another patient, he narrates his and his fellow patients' attempts to live life to the fullest as their bodies slowly fade away.

Special Jury Prize at the Locarno IFF 2016

USA
2016
Fiction
119'
Director - Nate Parker; Screenplay - Nate Parker, Jean McGianni Celestin; Camera - Elliot Davis; Editing - Steven Rosenblum; Production design - Geoffrey Kirkland; Music - Henry Jackman; Producer - Nate Parker
Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller

Set against the antebellum South, the story follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner Samuel Turner accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves.

Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival 2016

Philippines
2016
Fiction, Black&White
226’
Director - Lav Diaz; Screenplay - Lav Diaz; Camera - Lav Diaz; Editing - Lav Diaz; Production design - Popo Diaz; Producer - Lav Diaz
Charo Santos-Concio, John Lloyd Cruz, Michael De Mesa, Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino

After 30 years of wrongful imprisonment, a woman plans to take revenge on her former lover.

Golden Lion for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival 2016

France, Germany
2016
Fiction
100’
Director - Mia Hansen-Løve; Screenplay - Mia Hansen-Løve; Camera - Denis Lenoir; Editing - Marion Monnier; Production design - Anna Falguères; Producer - Charles Gillibert
Isabelle Huppert, Edith Scob, Roman Kolinka, André Marcon

A philosophy teacher comes through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her.

Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin IFF 2016

Poland, Sweden
2016
Fiction
106’
Director - Tomasz Wasilewski; Screenplay - Tomasz Wasilewski; Camera - Oleg Mutu; Editing - Beata Walentowska; Production design - Katarzyna Sobańska, Marcel Sławiński; Music - Christian Holm; Producer - Piotr Kobus, Agnieszka Drewno
Julia Kijowska, Magdalena Cielecka, Dorota Kolak, Marta Nieradkiewicz, Tomasz Tyndyk

The winds of change are blowing in Polish society at the beginning of the 1990s. Four apparently happy women of different ages decide it’s time to change their lives, fight for their happiness and fulfill their desires.

Silver Bear for Best Script at the Berlin IFF 2016

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