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Rúnar Rúnarsson is acclaimed Icelandic director whose short films won numerous prestigious festivals. His feature debut Volcano, a story about grumpy old man and his reinvention, premiered at Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes in 2011. His second feature Sparrows won the Golden Shell at San Sebastián film festival and competed for the Prize for the Best Fiction Film at Bratislava IFF.

 

Florencia Rovlich is a young director from Buenos Aires. At Bratislava IFF she presented her short film #YA (co-directed by Ygor Gama), a melange between documentary and fiction about revolutionary spirit of young generation.

FICTION COMPETITION

Prize for the Best Fiction Film

Land and Shade (La tierra y la sombra; dir. César Augusto Acevedo; 2015)

For a powerful but restrained rendering of an apparently simple story.

Mišo Suchý is a Slovak-American filmmaker whose retrospective at this year’s edition of the Bratislava film festival was organised in cooperation with the Month of Photography exhibition cycle. His films focus primarily on the issues of family, home, identity, and separation and combine various materials including photographs and home videos.