12/08/2017 07:01

Colorful Narratives and Characters Featured in the 360° Section

This year, from September 1 to 3, as part of the 360° programme, we will present a number of cinematic debuts from all around the world – a habit well-known to our audience.

The 360° programmer, Petar Protić, introduces us to the story of characters from all over the world, which he brings together in this fantastic movie selection: “The 360 ° heroes at the 10th Anniversary of the Cinema City Festival are the people of our own time. First, we have a young man growing up near the volcanoes of Iceland, whose coming-of-age story proves that even a Heartstone knows how to hammer and beat. In the meantime, his peer in Bolivia is a miner and an alcoholic, his mind eclipsed by his own misery and booze (Dark Skull). These two stories are juxtaposed to an upper-class black comedy of the celebrated Polish surrealist painter Beksiński, whose only son, although surpassing his father in genius, slowly falls into the trap of having a weak character (The Last Family); then, we have an Arab Christian who sells the Air from the Israeli mountains (Holy Air), and a middle-aged writer who, sinking into the madness of loneliness, turns into a clown to entertain his family, friends and the audience (The Starry Sky above Me). But, at the end of the day, these are all charming and extraordinary people, in many ways very much like us and those who will be the Festival’s guests in Gradić. One thing that is certain in all these films is humor, dark humor in most cases, but that’s still it – a comedy of everyday life, both dark and light. The only documentary featured the 360° programme is Lissette Orozco’s debut film “Adriana’s Pact”. This film was co-produced between Chile and Argentina, and talks about the phenomenon of recollecting the dreadful times under the military dictatorship of the 1970s and 1980s.”

The film “Heartstone” has already won thousands of admirers all around the world. Director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson takes us into the Audemars Piguet Replica world of growing up as seen through the eyes of Thor and Christian, two teenagers living in a remote fishing village in Iceland. Guðmundsson is known to the audience for his short films, which have been shown at more than 200 film festivals, winning over 50 awards, including Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival, and the European Film Award nomination.

The films that will be screened as part of this year’s 360° Programme are: "The Last Family" (Poland), “The Starry Sky above Me” (France), “Holy Air” (Israel), “Dark Skull” (Bolivia) and Adriana's pact (Chile).

Tucked into the intimate recess of Podgrađe, the ancient nucleus of the Petrovaradin Fortress, let the characters of the 360 Degrees section guide you through their worlds and their inner journeys!