Lejla and Regained Memory screenings in The Netherlands

Regained Memory will have its Dutch premiere at the Netherlands Film Festival 2018

Regained Memory will have its Dutch premiere on October 3rd in the Forum van de Regisseurs competition of the Netherlands Film Festival.
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Aside from that, Regained Memory and Lejla will be shown together on October 8th, 21:00 in the Eye Filmmuseum.
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More screenings are coming up. Read more on distributor Mokum Film’s website.

Regained Memory selected for Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – Future Frames 2018

Dutch below

We are proud to announce the world premiere of Regained Memory will be held at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018. This Dutch-Bosnian coproduciton is Stijn’s graduation film at the Sarajevo Film Academy, where he followed Béla Tarr’s program.
 
Regained Memory tells the story of Amir, a widower who searches Sarajevo for memories of his wife. Diving into the past, he forgets he also has responsibilities towards his young daughter.
 
The film stars Salih Palo, Maja Izetbegović and Izudin Bajrović, and Amna Bajrić in the main roles.
The film was produced by Alchemic Film and the Sarajevo Film Academy and shot in Bosnia and Herzegovina in April 2017.
 
Based around a simple plot, the film explores themes of remembering, traumas (and their depictions) and the responsibility towards new generations.
 
Regained Memory will premiere in the program EFP FUTURE FRAMES: Ten New Filmmakers to Follow. Ten outstanding film students and graduates – ushering in a new generation of directors from film schools throughout Europe – along with their films will be presented at the festival. The event will take place from the 1st to the 4th of July, 2018.
 
Stijn’s previous film Lejla was selected for the Cannes Cinéfondation 2017. He is finishing his new short film Visite and writing his first feature.
 
 
Nederlands:
Regained Memory geselecteerd voor Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – Future Frames 2018

Regained Memory zal haar wereldpremière beleven op het Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018. De Nederlands-Bosnische coproductie is Stijn Bouma’s afstudeerfilm aan de Sajarevo Film Academy, waar hij Béla Tarr’s lesprogramma volgde.
 
Regained Memory vertelt het verhaal van Amir, een weduwnaar die Sarajevo doorkruist op zoek naar herinneringen aan zijn overleden vrouw. Terwijl hij het verleden induikt, vergeet hij zijn verantwoordelijkheden jegens zijn jonge dochter.
 
De hoofdrollen worden gespeeld door Salih Palo, Maja Izetbegović and Izudin Bajrović, and Amna Bajrić. De film is geproduceerd door Alchemic Film en de Sarajevo Film Academy en gedraaid in Bosnië en Herzegovina in april 2017.
 
Met een simpele plot als de basis, onderzoekt de film thema’s als herinnering, trauma’s (en hun uitbeelding) en de verantwoordelijkheid jegens nieuwe generaties.
 
Regained Memory zal draaien in de EFP FUTURE FRAMES: Ten New Filmmakers to Follow selectie, waarin tien bijzondere filmstudenten, die een nieuwe generatie regisseurs uit filmscholen door heel Europa inleiden, zullen samen met hun films op het festival worden gepresenteerd. EFP FUTURE FRAMES vindt plaats van 1 tot 4 juli 2018.
 
Stijn’s vorige film, Lejla, was geselecteerd voor de Cannes Cinéfondation 2017. Hij werkt momenteel aan zijn nieuwe korte film Visite en schrijft zijn eerste speelfilm.
 

Lejla selected for Netherlands Film Festival (NFF) and others

Thursday, September 21st, LEJLA shall have its Dutch premiere at the Netherlands Film Festival, as part of the “Forum of Directors”. It will also play in the section “Dutch Students Abroad”.

Tickets are available here:
www.filmfestival.nl/publiek/films/lejla

LEJLA will also screen in several places around the world in the upcoming months, after a beautiful screening at the Sarajevo Film Festival last August. So check it out: Helsinki, Tangiers, Alexandria, Cork, Princeton! More information will follow soon.

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Our film ‘Lejla’ selected for Cannes Cinéfondation

Our short film ‘Lejla’, by Dutch director Stijn Bouma, will participate in the Cinéfondation Selection of the forthcoming Cannes Film Festival, which will be held from May 17th to 28th, 2017.

The film is about a young woman from Sarajevo who feels stuck in her life, working in a fast food restaurant and taking care of her elderly father. When she falls in love with a young sailor, she must decide what’s best for her future.

The film is written and directed by Stijn Bouma and is a coproduction between the Sarajevo Film Academy in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Alchemic Film in The Netherlands. The main parts are played by Lejla Hadžić, Vedad Terzić and Slobodan Čabaković. Festival Distribution is handled by Some Shorts.

Stijn Bouma
Stijn Bouma is a Dutch film director who will graduate from the Sarajevo Film Academy this year. Here, he followed the film.factory program, which was started by renowned Hungarian film director Béla Tarr. The past 2.5 years he has been taught by international directors like Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Atom Egoyan and Carlos Reygadas.

Lejla is his second year film.

Cinéfondation
The Cinéfondation selection forms part of the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival. The Cinéfondation and Shorts Jury, this year headed by Cristian Mungiu, will award a prize to the best three films.

The Cinéfondation was created in 1998 and is devoted to the search for new talent. Each year, the Cinéfondation selects fifteen to twenty short and medium-length films from film schools all over the world. This year, sixteen films were selected out of more than 2,500 entries.

Links
http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/actualites/articles/the-short-films-selections-at-the-70th-festival-de-cannes
http://www.cinefondation.com/en/selectioninformation

Sarajevo Film Factory
Mersiha Halilović
Head of Production Office
E: mersiha.halilovic@ssst.edu.ba
T: +38733975060
W: www.sfa.ba

Alchemic Film
Paul Oscar Kanter
Producer
T: +31643817693
Ibrahim Karatay
Producer
T: +31681677218
E: info@alchemicfilm.com

Festival distribution
Some Shorts

Wouter Jansen
St Annastraat 149
6524 ER Nijmegen
The Netherlands
T: +31622076717
E: 
info@someshorts.com

W: www.someshorts.com