27th FilmFestival Cottbus

Festival of East European Cinema
07.11.2017 to 12.11.2017
Khibula (Vor dem Frühling)

In competition: "Khibula" (Before Spring) by George Ovashvili (photo: © Filmfestival Cottbus 2017)

12 films form Eastern Europe are screened in the competition of the 27th FilmFestival Cottbus. Among them, the Ecumenical Jury chooses its winner. 12 Filme aus osteuropäischen Ländern bilden den Wettbewerb des 27. Filmfestivals Cottbus, aus denen die Ökumenische Jury ihren Preisträger auswählt. Two addtional competition section are dedicated to short films and newcomers. One of the Specials is devoted to films from Belarus. Overall the festival screens nearly 200 films.

Link: Festival-Website


Wild Roses
Directed by:

Through impressing cinematography and accomplished performances, director Anna Jadowska tells the story of a young woman fighting to overcome her fears for her surroundings. The film values her individual choice to take responsibility for herself. (Photo: Antipode Sales)

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Joël Friso registers significant moments at the 27th Festival of East European Cinema in Cottbus 2017.