Magazine article Variety

Incubated at a Festival

Magazine article Variety

Incubated at a Festival

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Each country is required to submit a film that has played domestically for at least a week. But many of this year's foreign-language submissions started out a film festival. The lucky ones did so at a prestigious one such as Cannes or Berlin or Toronto. Others played at a festival mid-career whether in their country of origin or elsewhere in the world.

ALBANIA

"Chromium"

Bujar Alimani, director

> 2015 Hamburg Film Festival, 2015 Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival

ALGERIA

"The Well"

Lotfi Bouchouchi, director

> Brussels, Muscat

ARGENTINA

"The Distinguished Citizen" (1)

Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat, directors

> Venice, Warsaw, Tokyo

AUSTRALIA

"Tanna"(2)

Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, directors

> Venice, London, Adelaide, Munich

AUSTRIA

"Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe"

Maria Schrader, director

> Locarno

BANGLADESH

"The Unnamed"

Tauquir Ahmd, director

> Cannes, Seattle South, Asian World

BELGIUM

"The Ardennes" (3)

Robin Pront, director

> Toronto, Chicago, Les Arcs

BOLIVIA

"Sealed Cargo"

Julia Vargas Weise, director

> Latin American, Ottawa, Intl. Film Festival of India

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

"Death in Sarajevo"

Danis Tanovic, director

> Berlin, Toronto, AFI

BULGARIA

"Losers"

Ivaylo Hristov, director

> Moscow, Munich, San Sebastian

CAMBODIA

"Before the Fall"

Ian White, director

> Cambodia Town

CANADA

"It's Only the End of the World" (4)

Xavier Dolan, director

> Cannes, Toronto, AFI, London

CHILE

"Neruda"

Pablo Larraín, director

> Cannes, Toronto, AFI, New York

CHINA

"Xuan Zang"

Huo Jianqi, director

> Tokyo

COLOMBIA

"Alias Maria" (5)

José Luis Rugeles director

> Cannes, Munich, Warsaw

COSTA RICA

"About Us"

Hernán Jiménez, director

> Panama

CROATIA

"On the Other Side"

Zrinko Ogresta, director

> Berlin, Warsaw, Hong Kong

CUBA

"The Companion" (6)

Pavel Giroud, director

> Miami, Busan

CZECH REPUBLIC "Lost in Munich"

Petr Zelenka, director

> BFI London, Vancouver, Karlovy Vary

DENMARK

"Land of Mine" (7)

Martin Zandvliet, director

> Toronto, Sundance, Tokyo, London

ECUADOR

"Such Is Life in the Tropics"

Sebastián Cordero, director

> Torino

EGYPT

"Clash"

Mohamed Diab, director

> Cannes, Munich, Moscow, London

ESTONIA

"Mother"

Kadri Köusaar, director

> Hamburg, Warsaw, Vancouver

FINLAND

"The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki"

Juho Kuosmanen, director

> Cannes, Toronto, AFI, Karlovy Vary

FRANCE

"Elle"

Paul Verhoeven, director

> Cannes, Toronto, AFI, San Sebastian

GEORGIA

"House of Others"

Rusudan Glurjidze, director

> Karlovy Vary

GERMANY

"Toni Erdmann" (8)

Maren Ade, director

> Cannes, Toronto, London, AFI, Karlovy Vary

GREECE

"Chevalier"

Athina Rachel Tsangari, director

> Toronto, South by Southwest, London, Hamburg

HONG KONG

"Port of Call"

Philip Yung, director

> Hong Kong, Zurich, Vancouver, Torino

HUNGARY

"Kills on Wheels"

Attila Till, director

> Karlovy Vary, London, Chicago

ICELAND

"Sparrows"

Rúnar Rúnarsson, director

> Toronto, San Sebastian, Warsaw, Chicago

INDIA

"Interrogation" (9)

Vetri Maaran, director

> Venice, Istanbul, Asian World Film Festival

INDONESIA

"Letters From Prague"

Angga Dwimas Sasongko, director

> Tokyo

IRAN

"The Salesman"

Asghar Farhadi, director

> Cannes, Toronto, AFI, Munich

IRAQ

"El Clásico" (10)

Halkawt Mustafa, director

> Munich, Tribeca

ISRAEL

"Sand Storm"

Elite Zexer, director

> Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, Karlovy Vary

ITALY

"Fire at Sea"

Gianfranco Rosi, director

> Berlin, Toronto, Karlovy Vary, Cinema Italian Style

JAPAN

"Nagasaki: Memories of My Son"

Yoji Yamada, director

> Toronto Japanese Film Festival, Asian World Film Festival

JORDAN

"3000 Nights" (11)

Mai Masri, director

> Played at Toronto, London, Mumbai, Munich

KAZAKHSTAN

"Amanat"

Satybaldy Narymbetov, director

> Asian World

KOSOVO

"Home Sweet Home"

Faton Bajraktari, director

> Karlovy Vary

KYRGYZSTAN

"A Father's Will"

Bakyt Mukul, Dastan Zhapar Uulu, directors

> Montreal World Film Festival, Asian World Film Festival

LATVIA

"Dawn"

Laila Pakalnina, director

> Tallinn Black Nights Festival

LEBANON

"Very Big Shot" (12)

Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, director

> 2015 Toronto, San Francisco, London, Göteborg Film Festival

LITHUANIA

"Seneca's Day"

Kristijonas Vildziunas, director

> Tallinn Black Nights, Riga

LUXEMBOURG

"Voices from Chernobyl"

Pol Cruchten, director

> Trieste, Festival Internacional de Cinema e Vídeo Ambiental, Luxembourg City, Minneapolis St. …

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