30/04/2010 07:39

Oliver Stone’s “Natural Born Killers” at Cinema City Festival

One of Oliver Stone’s best known films, “Natural Born Killers” will be screened at Cinema City Film and Media Festival. Woody Harrelson’s partner in film is Juliette Lewis, the guest of this year’s Festival. Next to this excellent acting couple, is a whole pleiad of famous Hollywood names, such as Tom Sizemore, Robert Downey Jr. and many others. Screenplay is signed by Quentin Tarantino, David Veloz, Richard Rutowski and director Oliver Stone. Known for its extreme content, the film, according to “Entertainment Weekly”, holds eight place on Most controversial films list.

“Natural Born Killers” stands as a criticism of society misguided by fame and glory, obsessed with crime and media oriented, with media having uncontrollable power. Lead heroes are two victims of traumatic childhoods. They become lovers and serial killers and owing to mass media, they irresponsibly gain huge publicity and become legendary stars of the people. Traveling through New Mexico, Mickey and Mallory stop from time to time, wreaking havoc and committing mass slaughters, not for the money or revenge, but for the kicks. At every scene of the crime they leave one living witness of their psychedelic story. Like modern-day Bonny and Clyde, in an inexplicable way, Mickey and Mallory become heroes of the people.

For her role in this film, Juliette Lewis received an award in “best actress” category at Venice film festival, while special jury award went to film’s director, Oliver Stone. “Natural Born Killers” is a film which stirs emotions. It is a film which is talked about and retold, and never ceases to shock, which after every screening makes us ponder on human nature and possible consequences of media machinations…

Famous Hollywood actress Juliette Lewis will open this year’s Cinema City Film and Media Festival on June 5th. Juliette will officially open Festival’s film programme, and will also perform with her band „New Romantics” that same evening at the music opening of the Festival at Petrovaradin Fortress. The actress will be main international guest of the Festival and audience will have an opportunity to see some of her cult classics and also to participate in an open press conference at the Festival and talk to her. Besides that, Juliette Lewis will also deliver master-class for students and young film artists.