Serbian National Theatre
The seventh day of Cinema City festival will, at this location, begin at 17:00h with the screening of “Collaborator”, a directorial debut feature of a popular American actor Martin Donovan. The film was very well received at Karlovy Wary festival, where David Morse won the award for Best Actor, while Martin Donovan won FIPRESCI award. This dark comedy filled with tense atmosphere and provocative dialogues speaks of a sudden twist in the life of a once-successful playwright Robert Longfellow.
At 20:00h the audience can attend the premiere screening of Nikita Milivojević’s “Jelena, Katarina, Marija” based on Dušan Miklja’ best-selling novel “New York, Belgrade”. The film shows a chance New York encounter of three girls from Belgrade. They all left their home country for different reasons, searching for different reality, but they can’t seem to find their paths.
The last film at this location starts at 22:30h. It is Enthoven’s fifth film, “Come as You Are”, which premiered at Montreal, where it won Grand Prix des Amériques, People's Choice Award, as well as the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention. This is an incredibly powerful story of love, unconditional friendship and lust, a story of humor as the sole means of overcoming painful situations, of craving as the most powerful motive that stands behind man’s struggle to overcome his own limitations.
At 21:15h is the repeat screening of Srđan Dragojević’s “The Parade”, which had great reception here at Cinema City, and won the audience award in Berlin. At 23:15h you can see “The Prodigy: Worlds on Fire”, debut film by “The Prodigy”, which documents their biggest gig ever – at Warrior’s Dance Festival. After their concerts in Tokyo and London, this unique band will once again come to Serbia, Belgrade this fall.
“The Sleeping Voice” will screen at 16:00h. It is a testimony about women who lost the war, ended up in Franco’s prison, suffering unimaginable sadistic tortures and crimes of which they had to keep silent, if they were lucky enough to survive. A reprised screening of “Dress Rehearsal for Utopia” is at 18:00h. The programme will finish with two achievements signed by Davide Manuli, “Beket” at 20:00, and “The Legend of Kaspar Hauser”. “Beket” will take us through a surreal adventure together with Freak and Jajà, who discover the “mystery” of life through chance encounter in a place without time, a place without people. “The Legend of Kaspar Hauser” a new version of the legend of the mysterious young man who turned up out of nowhere and charmed his surroundings with his sensibility. The film was shot at the coast of Sardinia, and was a very successful confirmation of Vincent Gallo’s acting talent. Artistic freedom bordering on surreal is accompanied by soundtrack signed by Vitalic.
“Hungary 2011” by group of authors, which screened at Berlinale, speaks in an original way of the state of the world cinema and art in the neighboring Hungary. At 20:30h is the repeat screening of “Professor Kosta Vujić’s Hat”, after the homonymous cult novel by Milovan Vitezović. During its first screening the film received great reviews from the audience. At 23:00h is the screening of “Johanna”, screened at Cannes, Sarajevo and Cottbus. The film follows a young drug addict who slips into a coma after an accident. By some miracle doctors manage to save her. Moved by kindness, Johanna starts curing the patients by offering her body.
At 17:00h is the reprised screening of Andreas Dresen’s “Stopped on Track”. As before, from 19:00h to 21:00h you can see the screenings of low-budget films from Up to 10,000 bucks selection: Forever Young, Gordon, Stitches, and Rapsodeus. At 21:00h is “Twilight Portrait”, which screened in Venice, Toronto, Rotterdam and Istanbul. It gives us an insight into the dark side of Russia and leads us into a controversial drama about Marina-member of the Russian high class who is raped by a group of policemen. She decides to take revenge, but obsessed with what happened to her, she starts visiting the scene of the crime every night. What better way is there to finish this dynamic seventh day of the Festival, but with a romantic comedy. After a very successful first screening of “Practical Guide to Belgrade with Singing and Crying”, tonight at 23:00h you can see the repeat screening of this film, and we find out, through four completely different love stories how to find “the one”.
Have fun on the seventh day of the Festival!