After The Disobedient stay at the same location to see The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq, which was screened at this year’s Berlinale. The kidnapping of this award-winning writer was much speculated about. It occurred in September 2011, and the media reported that he had been kidnapped by aliens, Al Qaida, that he escaped the fame. Director Guillaume Nicloux offers his view of the truth, and the resolving of this witty mystery even includes Houellebecq himself.
The programme at Arena Cineplex, Hall 2, will start early. At 15:15h come to see an exciting film from 360° selection. This tragicomedy from Canadian director Denis Côté, Vic + Flo Saw a Bear, which was awarded the Silver Bear at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival, will fascinate the audience with its specific blend of drama, film noir and black humor. At 18h we will continue with this selection and screen Strange Little Cat. Ramon Zürcher’s enchanting and minimalistic directorial debut collects seemingly inconspicuous details of one single day, and creates an exciting choreography of everyday life.
Mladen Matičević’s My Craft, presents one of the most influential artists from this region, Arsen Dedić. This film received standing ovations at this year’s Beldocs festival, which is just one of many reasons why you should not miss it. The film starts at 20:15h, at Arena Cineplex, Hall 2. At that same location, at 22:15h you can see Svetoslav Draganov’s Life Almost Wonderful, from the Fresh Danube Films selection. Svetoslav Draganov is award-winning Bulgarian documentary filmmaker, who is also guest of this year’s festival. His film shows three brothers who have nothing in common, except their surname. See how, although the world treats them harshly, they still consider life wonderful.
The programme at the cinema hall of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina starts at 14h, with a documentary titled Agreement. Kosovo asks for independence, Serbia is promised membership in the EU, EU is trying to increase its credibility. Karen Stokkendal Poulsen’s film asks the question how far each side is ready to go in political negotiations. If you like to cycle, and also see a good film, come to this location at 16h and see Milan Lisca’s Bikes Tell Stories, which visualizes the contagious passion for cycling, and presents cyclists from several countries as the heroes of the stories. At 18:30h see some of the contestants from Up to 10,000 bucks selection: Moonless Summer, The Subsciber, Cost-Benefit-Love, Secrets and Doubts, The Machineries of Joy, When We Talked About the Triangle.
If you haven’t already seen this amazing Academy award-winning film, then stay and at 21h see Malik Bendjelloul’s Searching for Sugar Man, a unique story about an artist known as Rodriguez. At 23h we will screen Every Everything: the music, life & times of Grant Hart, which is a real treat for all fans of Hüsker Dü and Nova Mob.
The repertoire of one of the most attractive locations of Cinema City, Amstel Open Air will start at 21:15h with the screening of The Stone Roses: Made of Stone, a journey through the life of one of the most influential and revered bands in British music history. At 23:15h stay and see Sex, Drugs & Taxation, which is one of the best Scandinavian products, set in the era of the hippie movement. It is a story about a radical libertarian and a hedonist capitalist.
The newest location of the festival, Nestea Open Air, which is set up at the atrium of the Museum of Vojvodina, will open at 21h, with Song of the Forest, one of the best documentaries from this year’s BELDOCS festival. This film is a story about Louis Sarno, an American who has spent the last 25 years living with Bayaka pygmies in the Central African jungle. At 23h stay for another film from [email protected] City selection – Sepideh - Reaching for the Stars speaks of a most unusual dream of a young Iranian woman who wishes to become an astronaut.
If you love short films, come to the Gallery of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina at 18h. Here we will screen the first batch of the CC Shorts selection.
Have a great day at Cinema City!