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29 Nov 12

Belgrade Auteur Film Festival Kicks Off

This year’s Belgrade Auteur Film Festival brings 48 movies that cannot be seen at regular showings.

Gordana Andric
BIRN Belgrade

The 18th annual Belgrade Auteur Film Festival will take place from November 28th to December 5th in various venues around the city.

These include Dom Omladine, Dvorana Kulturnog Centra, Fontana, Cineplexx, Kolosej and the Museum of Yugoslav Film Archive.

Pieta, a movie by South Korean director Kim Ki-duk, which won three prizes at the Venice Film Festival, opened the festival.

Over seven days, Belgraders will have the chance to see films of various genres and different productions, from art to independent US productions, many of them award winners.

Some movies that will be screened several times at different locations are Miguel Gomes’ Taboo, Leos Carax’s Holy Motors and Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Caesar Must Die, a 2012 Italian drama, directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, which won the Golden Bear prize at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, will be screened six times at three different venues during the festival.

So will Romanian drama Everybody in Our Family, directed by Radu Jude, which won the best movie award in the Sarajevo Film Festival.

Two movies from Austrian Ulrich Seidl’s trilogy, Paradise, will also be screened. Belgraders will have the opportunity to see Paradise: Love and Paradise: Hope.

The festival will include five accompanying programmes. The Museum of Yugoslav Film Archive will host three – one dedicated to Serbian director Milos Radivojevic and the programme Authors present, which will screen movies selected by several directors from Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia.

After each screening, directors will organise panel discussions and talk about the movies with the audience.

The third programme, Monkey King, devoted to the world cinema, will include movies such as Life is Beautiful, Farewell My Concubine, The Last Metro and Sunset Boulevard.

The programme Zoom [Uvecanje], which will present earlier works of directors whose movies will be screened within the main programme, will be held in Dom Omladine. Some of the movies that will be screened during this programme are by Kim Ki-duk and Pablo Giorgelli.

The Kolosej, Cineplexx and Fontana cinemas will screen movies from the programme Of Hollywood.

Tickets for the festival range from 100 to 400 dinars [€0.8 to €3.5].

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