20/08/2013 13:36

Cinema City presents a new festival location – Amstel Open Air

Vlada Divljan’s concert at the closing of the Festival

This year’s International Film Festival CINEMA CITY will screen over 130 films in eleven selections. The festival will be held from August 26 to September 1.

The Festival will take place at ten city locations, including: Arena Cineplex, Arena 3D Open Air, Amstel Open Air, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Museum of Vojvodina, Gallery of Matica Srpska, Academy of Arts Novi Sad.

Amstel Open Air is located in the Park next to the Assembly of Vojvodina. During seven days of the Festival, Amstel Open Air will entertain its visitors with the total of thirteen films, DJ interludes organized by Amstel, and Amstel Happy Hour. On the last day of the Festival, following the screening of the film that served as the inspiration, the audience will have the opportunity to hear Vlada Divljan perform with his band Ljetno Kino Big Bend. All programmes at this location are free.

This location will screen three films from the National Class selection: love story “Trolling” by Kosta Đorđević, drama ''Withering'' by Miloš Pušić, and award-winning “Circles” by Srdan Golubović. At this location you will also get the chance to see Pablo Berger’s “Snow White”, which won over thirty awards, among those 10 Goya awards, and has thirty other nominations as well. The film that left the audiences breathless at the prestigious international festivals such as Toronto, San Sebastian, and Rotterdam, found a beautiful way of paying homage to silent films. Also at this location – “Sonja and the Bull” by Croatian director Vlatka Vorkapić; comedy ‘’Super Star’’; documentary “Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC’’ on NY street basket, which has its most loyal fans approaching it as religion; “Reincarnated”, which follows the ups and downs of international music icon Snoop Dog, including the loss of his closest friends Tupac and Nate Dogg; “The Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think”, is a synesthetic bomb of sound, film and lights. In ''It Might Get Loud'' the music resonates, moves and inspires, while “Marley” follows the life story of Bob Marley, a revolutionary and musician, on his path to becoming an international superstar. At this location you will also get the chance to see the opening film “Final Cut: Ladies and Gentleman”, the most unusual film in the last several decades, since it brought together some of the greatest film stars ever, like Marcello Mastroianni, Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo, Sophia Loren, but also numerous other actors of contemporary Hollywood.

On Sunday, September 1, Amstel Open Air will screen Rudi Uran’s “Vlada”, which is a story about Vlada Divljan, musician who left Belgrade, his hometown, during early 1990s and started an unusual life of an (im)migrant. Once an idol of his generation, abroad he matured to become a film score composer, but he still likes to come back to music stages across the former Yugoslavia.

The Festival will close in the most spectacular manner, with live performance of Vlada Divljan and his band Ljetno Kino Big Bend, when the audience will get the chance to hear the songs of “Idols” but also love songs composed during Divljan’s independent career. This will be Vlada Divljan’s first performance in Novi Sad after a one-year break.

The entire programme of the festival, including locations and screening schedule can be found at the following link.