11th Talents Sarajevo to be opened by Jessica Hausner

The 11th annual edition of Talents Sarajevo will welcome 70 up-and-coming actors, cinematographers, directors, editors, film critics, producers and screenwriters from Southeast Europe and the Southern Caucasus.

The Sarajevo Film Festival is proud to announce that the 11th edition of Talents Sarajevo is to be opened by renowned Austrian director, screenwriter and producer Jessica Hausner on Saturday, August 12, at the Academy of Performing Arts.

Jessica Hausner began her career in 1996 with the short film FLORA, which won the Leopard of Tomorrow at the Locarno Film Festival. INTER-VIEW, her graduation film at the Filmakademie Wien, won the Prix du Jury of the Cinéfondation at Cannes Film Festival in 1999.

Two years later, LOVELY RITA, her first feature film, was presented in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes before being distributed in twenty territories.

HOTEL, Hausner's second feature film, was also selected for Un Certain Regard in 2004.

Her next film, LOURDES, had its premiere in the International Competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2009, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize; many other prizes followed, inclyding the European Film Award for Best Actress for Sylvie Testud.

Hausner’s latest film, AMOUR FOU (2014), is her third to have premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes; it has been released in many countries throughout the world.

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