15/06/2012 16:15

Sarkozy’s stirring biography opens Cinema City

This year’s Cinema City International Film Festival in Novi Sad will be opened by Xavier Durringer’s French film Conquest, which premiered at Cannes 2011. The screening will start at 20:00h at Serbian National Theatre, Saturday, June 15.

The humorous semi-biopic about the former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, which entertained the visitors of Cannes festival but also made them ponder, shows what campaign for power and dominating the political scene look like, what is the price of political power, and what is to be gained and lost in the process.

The main focus of the film is on Sarkozy, who is left by his second wife Cécilia during his vigorous campaign, leaving him permanently traumatized. Using elements of farce and dramatized fiction, intolerance and tumultuous fights within the party, Conquest shows just how far the rivalry in political arenas goes, and just how serious it can get.

The story of a man gaining the power and losing the wife will open the eight-day long film adventures – through eight selection of the Festival and special screenings honouring members of the juries, Cinema City will once again present trends in contemporary international and domestic cinema. In addition to four competition selections – National classExit PointEducons Hungry Days and Up to 10,000 bucks, visitors will also get a chance to see extraordinary films in review programmes –Respect to Andreas Dresen, honoring the guest of the Festival, one of the most significant contemporary German directors, 360°, a panoramic programme representing the most attractive accomplishments of independent production, according to opinion of audiences of international festivals, Focus: Hungary, the films for which have been chosen by Béla Tarr, and MTV presents Burn Planet Rock which brings lively music films and achievements dedicated to significant icons and phenomena of modern art!