04/05/2011 08:58

Hungry Days selection

Hungry Days is one of three new selections we will have a chance to see at this year’s Cinema City festival. According to programme selector Vladimir Perisic, it will present films shot with limited funds and which use different strategies in breaking traditional boundaries or divisions between feature films and documentaries, between film and video art.

This innovative programme will screen Marina Deak’s directorial debut film “Pursuit” – which portrays a modern woman and serves as a slap in the face of conservatism. Artist and film author Jean-Charles Hue uses his drama “The Lord’s BMW” to speak of an unusual life of one Roma family, thus presenting a living symbol of a constant metamorphosis of identity.

Ben Russell’s awarded drama “Let Each One Go Where He May” is a mythological journey through Suriname, immersed in its nature’s breathtaking beauty and rich tradition. João Nicolau, a master of the short film form will try to answer a question of whether it is possible to rebel against the modern world and become a 21st century “pirate” in his debut feature "The Sword and the Rose".

Crab Trap” is Oscar Ruiz Navia’s multiple winner, which overwhelmed the audience at last year’s Berlinale. It takes us on a journey through a troubled paradise situated on the Pacific Coast of Colombia.

Dad” is Vlado Skafar’s lyrical meditation on the father-son relationship, filled with emotions, suggestive images and evocative sounds. Its spiritual overtones are worthy of such film artists as Tarkovskiy and Sokurov. A somewhat different tone is set in “Strange Fruit” which tells a story of French immigrants who cross the Channel into Britain, and erase their own identities in order to save their bare lives.