26/06/2015 17:43

The 8th Cinema City begins soon

In the right place at the right time – unique festival experience

On Monday, June 29, at 20h we will officially open the 8th Cinema City International Film Festival, which will be held under the slogan In the right place at the right time. This year’s festival is located in the new creative district, which includes China Town and Limanski Park in Novi Sad. We will show our audience 70 films in six very different selections in six festival zones. The eagerly awaited national premiere of Panama will open Cinema City. On Monday we will also screen Love’s a Bitch, Short Skin and Finding Fela. After the screenings, the programme of the festival will continue at the Planet Rock Music Stage, where you will have the opportunity to see the performances of two of the most exciting Serbian bands today – Jarboli and Darkwood dub.

The six festival zones include: Amstel Open Air Cinema, SKCNS Fabrika and Quarter Indoor Cinema, Planet rock Music Stage & Open Air Cinema, SKNCS Brod Teatar and Firchie Think Tank Studio. The three competition selections National Class, Fresh Danube Films and Up to 10,000 Bucks, and three review selections – Respect to 1st Films, 360°, and Planet Rock, will screen carefully selected debut features, more precisely first and seconds films signed by the authors who are shaping the present and the future of national and world cinema.

Cinema City SUPER opening of the festival is planned for 20h, when the gates of this new creative district will open and welcome you to Panama, Love’s a Bitch, Short Skin and Finding Fela and later Jarboli and Darkwood dub at the Planet Rock Music Stage.


Panama is the first Serbian debut feature film in thirty years to be included in the main programme, meaning the official selection of the most influential and prestigious international film festival in Cannes. Following this film’s success and world premiere at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, the Serbian audience will get the chance to see it premiere at the opening of the 8th Cinema City festival. The film will compete for the awards in National Class, the main festival selection that screens current accomplishments of the national cinema.

The main protagonist Jovan (Slaven Došlo) enters into an open relationship with Maja (Jovana Stojiljković), which grows into an obsessive relationship in which they’re trying to hide their emotions and thus avoid being hurt. Maja is just one of the girls Jovan is seeing, and she seems naïve and inexperienced. Gradually, her ambivalent behaviour begins to intrigue him. Following her video clips and online trails, he starts discovering parts of her double life, which draws him into his own game of deception and jealousy. Jovan starts to lose himself while desperately trying to discover who Maja really is. The film also star Miloš Pjevač, Tamara Dragičević, Jelisaveta Orašanin, Nebojša Milovanović, Aleksandar Đurica, Branka Pujić, Andrija Daničić, etc.

Amores Perros (Love’s a Bitch) is the iconic debut film of the Academy Award-winning director, Alejandro González Iñárritu. The screenplay was written by the legendary Guillermo Arriaga. This film is a tense story about people’s fates intertwined under unpredictable and dramatic circumstances. This award-winning film won 58 awards at international film festivals, including the BAFTA award for best film, and 19 nominations, including the Academy Award nomination.

Duccio Chiarini’s Short Skin follows a young Italian who believes in true love and the magnificence of the first sexual experience. This film was screened at Berlinale, Venice Film Festival, and Stockholm.

The indispensable festival hit, Finding Fela, signed by one of the most respectable documentary filmmakers of today, director and Academy Award winner, Alex Gibney, is a portrayal of the life, music, and social and political engagement of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the Nigerian who created the Afrobeat music genre. Fela expressed his revolutionary attitude towards the dictatorial Nigerian authorities during the 70s and 80s through his music, which is still strong today and very current among the members of the political movement of the oppressed, who are using Fela’s music and message in their fight for freedom. It is clear why Sundance review states that “No individual better embodies African music of the 1970s and ’80s – and its pivotal role in postcolonial political activism—than Fela Kuti.”


The opening of the 8th Cinema City festival will give the audience a completely new festival experience. In addition to the premiere of Panama, the audience can expect several equally exciting films but also a great music programme, which will start at approx. 23:00h at the Planet Rock Music Stage with the concerts of Jarboli, one of the most exciting Serbian bands, and Darkwood dub, certainly our most popular underground band.

At the Jarboli concert, the visitors can expect an “exciting and neurotic rock’n’roll experience”, which is how Boris Mladenović, a member of the Jarboli band described their performance. Jovial, enthusiastic, energetic, positive and consistent, this band calls us to love, laugh, and rely on each other. We expect nothing less for Monday night.

Formed in 1988 in Belgrade, Darkwood dub took the name of the forest home of the iconic comic book character Zagor, and made it their own. In the first couple of years the band experimented with reggae and dub sounds combined with sonic guitars and associative and emotional lyrics. Darkwood dub have published eight albums so far. Their music is an amalgam of reggae and dub, electronic music, and rock and roll from these parts. Darkwood dub are Dejan Vučetić Vuča (vocals), Vladimir Jerić (guitar), Bojan Drobac Bambi (guitar), Milorad Ristić Miki (bass), and Lav Bratuša (drums).

Don’t forget that the sale of tickets for the 8th CC is underway at all Gigs tix points of sale. From Monday, June 29, you will be able to purchase tickets at the festival, at the info desk in Limanski Park. You can replace your ticket for the Cinema City bracelet at the location, from June 29, at 14h.

There are three types of tickets:

Cinema City daily ticket at RSD 250, Cinema City package at the price of RSD 950, Cinema City SUPER – seven-day ticket at the price of RSD 1,450, which reserves you a seat at each screening.

Gigs tix – points of sale and work hours:


12 Kralja Aleksandra St. (shopping centre Pariski magazin), Mon-Fri: 10-18h, Sat: 10-15h


11 Sentandrejski put (shopping centre BiG), every day from 10-22h

102 Bulevar oslobođenja (chopping centre Merkator), every day from 09-22h

24 Zmaj Jovina St., every day from 09-22h


21 Narodnog fronta St. (shopping centre Park city - Liman), pon - sub: 09-21h

11 Sentandrejski put (shopping centre BiG), every day from 10-22h


60, Bulevar oslobođenja (shopping centre Aleksandar Bulevar Centar), Mon-Fri: 08-21h, Sat: 10-19h


2 Sutjeska St. (SPENS), Mon-Fri: 08-21h, Sat: 09-20h, Sun: 11-19h