Ukrainian film Weightlifter chosen for Sarajevo Film Festival competitive program

Source : 112 Ukraine

The festival will take place on August 16-23
14:45, 23 July 2019

Warsaw International Film Festival

Ukrainian movie of Dmytro Sukholytky-Sobchuk film director ‘Weightlifter’, which won several awards, has entered the competitive program of the Sarajevo Film Festival. The festival will take place on August 16-23.

As it is reported on the website of the festival, the film entered short movies section - European Shorts of the 25th Sarajevo Film Festival.

The film ‘Weightlifter’ tells about a young weightlifter who prepares for the prestigious competition. In parallel, he has difficulties in the relationships with a girlfriend, trainer, and relatives. The movie was made in the cooperation of Ukraine and Poland. This is the first work of the Ukrainian film director Sukholytky-Sobchuk. The unprofessional actor played the main role.

Sarajevo Film Festival –is the leading film festival in the region, recognized by both film professionals and the wider audience. It is an international film festival with a special focus on the region of South-East Europe (Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo*, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey).

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The European Shorts section at the Sarajevo Film Festival is a tight selection that highlights Europe's most interesting young talent- it favors bold, fresh voices over the beaten paths of formula-based cinema. Films in the European Shorts section compete alongside the regional Competition Shorts for an EFA (European Film Academy) candidacy and also stand a chance to qualify for an Academy Award (Oscar) nomination.  

As it was reported earlier, 'Weightlifter' got the main award in the short-films competition of the 34th Warsaw International Film Festival.

Earlier “Weightlifter” won at the national short films competition of Kyiv film festival “Molodist.” Also, this film applies for the first award of the film critics “Kinokolo” that will be given on October 26 at the opening of the film festival “Kyiv Week of Criticism.”

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