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Kalemegdan becomes a hot spot for music and film lovers this July as the city’s summer festival puts on a range of attractions.
The trench behind the Military Museum in Belgrade’s Kalemegdan fortress will host a range of concerts and movie screenings as part of BELEF, the Belgrade Summer Festival, from July 6th to 22nd.
“We want to offer Belgraders and their guests one more reason to visit Kalemegdan Fortress.
Our aim is to revive Kalemegdan as a place of gatherings and promote the cultural treasures of the fortress,” said Neda Kurjacki, spokesperson of Belgrade Culture Network, the body organising the events.
Belgrade residents and visitors will have the chance to hear Dejan Cukic in concert on July 6th, the band Negativ on July 7th, and popular Serbian actor Sergej Trifunovic on July 13th.
The following day the fortress will host bands SevdahBaby and Falmingosi. Rock band Neverne bebe will perform on July 20th, while several singers that took part in the Serbian talent shows I Got Talent and Operation Triumph will perform on July 21st.
The open-air cinema will screen six films from July 9th to 11th that were part of the Belgrade festival of documentary films, “The Magnificent Seven”.
Zoran Popovic, director of The Magnificent Seven, said they had opted to screen the most developed genre of documentary film, musical documentaries.
The summer repertoire at Kalemegdan will include Joshua Atesh Litle’s Furious Force of Rhymes, which was filmed on four continents and six countries and explores hip hop as trans-national protest music in 2010.
Another movie that Belgraders will have a chance to see at the fortress is Cesar Paes’ 2000 film Saudade do Futuro, which is about migrants from northeast Brazil and their dreams about the city of Sao Paulo.
The programme also includes Sonia Herman Dolz’s Lagrimas negras, Jiska Rickels El sonido del bandoneon, Ramon Gieling’s About Canto and Ulrich Koch’s Regilaul.
Along with documentary films on music, Belef will also screen four films on design on July 15th and 16th. Belgraders will have the chance to watch 43 Columns on Scene in Bilbao, the animated movies Chico & Rita, Objectified and the film Helvetica.
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