After Christian Carion’s film, at the same location, at 23:15h, comes yet another premiere from Exit Point selection, called “Winter’s Bone”. Debra Granik’s winning drama at this year’s Sundance Film Festival puts seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly at the epicenter of a highly tense narrative. “Winter’s Bone” describes in the best possible way archetypical transition from childhood to adulthood and this time hero of the story is a young girl. Overcoming seemingly unsurmountable obstacles, she redefines deeply rooted attitudes towards family and loyalty and discovers her own basin of strength. Debra Granik’s directing colorfully depicts this family drama while astoundingly convincing acting and remarkable visual details manage to describe the texture and rhythm of the world where myth is constantly intermingling with nature. The film was well received at festivals such as Sundance and Berlinale.
Third day of the Festival brings another anime premiere, this time it is “Genius Party Beyond” which will screen at Dunavski park open air-cinema at 23:15h. Genius Party Beyond is a second part of omnibus by Japanese production company “Studio 4oC” (the studio was allegedly named after the temperature at which water density is the highest), known for its efforts to connect independent animation with mainstream anima aesthetics. The concept of presenting different visions and anima aesthetics was also applied in the first installment, “Genius Party” from 2007 when 7 different directors tried to lay a foundation for the future of Japanese animation. “Genius Party Beyond” from 2008 presents 5 directors who, in five short films, try to deliver different, vivid visions of this original project.