24/06/2014 10:08

Danube Cruise - a special prize for the winner of Fresh Films Danube selection!

Fresh Danube Films selection, a new competition selection of Cinema City International Film Festival, is bringing another great surprise! Ten great first and second full-length works of talented young artists from the countries of the Danube region will compete for the Ibis prize for best film of the selection. The author of the winning film, which will be chosen by David González - representative of a well-known European film platform Cineuropa, will be awarded with a special prize - a cruise on the Danube! The sponsor of the prize is the German company DSC Touristik in cooperation the German Organization for International Cooperation - GIZ which this year supports the Cinema City festival.

The six-day cruise along the Danube through Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and Austria, with stops in Passau, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, and the Wachau Valley will be a great opportunity for new inspiration, fresh ideas and exploring the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage offered by this magnificent European river!

Love Building, signed by Iulia Rugina, will tell us whether an institution such as “rehabilitation camp” for couples can treat broken hearts. Another film that speaks about love in a most peculiar way is Miracle, multiple award-winning film directed by Juraj Lehotský, which follows fifteen-year-old Eli who isn’t allowed to love despite her yearnings.

Don’t miss the chance to see Hungarian Free Entry – One Day of Betty, by Yvonne Kerékgyártó, in which we meet two teenage girls whose experiences show them the good and bad side of freedom, but also the strength and importance of friendship. Another film from the region is Life Almost Wonderful. This film, signed by Bulgarian award-winning documentary filmmaker Svetoslav Draganov, speaks of three brothers with nothing in common except their surname.

Watch the intelligent, award-winning comedy High Performance by Johanna Moder and find what will happen when two completely different brothers share a love interest. Tragicomedy Oh Boy by Jan Ole Gerste is an self-ironic portrayal of a young man, who decides to drop out of university and, following an unusual plot, ends up wandering the streets of Berlin.

Fresh Danube Films also bring us the latest accomplishment of young and talented Nevio Marasović, whose film The Show Must Go On was screened at the festival in 2011. Find out why Marasović’s second feature film Vis-A-Vis reaped awards at various film festivals from Pula to Los Angeles.

Also don’t miss the explosive mixture that is Velvet Terrorists, a film of Peter Kerekes, Ivan Ostrohovski i Pavol Pekarcik that speaks of a fine line between defense and attack, courage and chance, fantasy and reality.

Karpotrotter is an amazing film portrayal of Karpa Godina, a filmmaker who during the 1970s made a most unusual film while travelling across the planes of Vojvodina. As time went by many of the reels of the original film got lost. Now, forty years later another author embarks on that same journey. Karpotrotter is directed by Matjaž Ivanišin.

Serbia’s representative in this selection is The Disobedient, directed by Mina Đukić. Following the success of this authentic piece of filmmaking at some of the most influential film festivals across the globe, the Serbian audience will finally get the chance to see the premiere of this film at Cinema City 2014.