FEST will be held from the 26th of February to 6th of March in Belgrade. FEST will also host the legendary director John McTiernan, Pedro Almodovar’s muse Victoria Abril, as well as the famous actor Anthony La Paglia. The President of the jury for the national selection is Dragan Bjelogrlic and Pavel Lungin will preside the jury for the international programme. Check out our selection of “must” watch movies:
- 99 HOMES
A recently unemployed single father struggles to get back his foreclosed home by working for the real estate broker who is the source of his frustration.
A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.
- SONG OF THE SEA
Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the faeries and save the spirit world.
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood’s top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.
- FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD
In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.
- THE DANISH GIRL
A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman.
A retired orchestra conductor is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip’s birthday.
The only residents of young Nicholas’s seaside town are women and boys. When he sees a dead body in the ocean one day, he begins to question his existence and surroundings. Why must he, and all the other boys, be hospitalised?
Three different love stories, set in three consecutive decades, in two neighbouring Balkan villages burdened with a long history of inter-ethnic hatred: this is a film about the dangers – and the enduring strength – of forbidden love.
Tickets will be on sale in Sava Center as of February 6. The good news is that you can purchase tickets for films in Sava Center online, via Event Team, as well as on their designated points of sale. The buyers of online packages will receive a personalized FEST card to enter the screenings. This year, the films in FEST will also be screened in Cineplexx Ušće. A discount of 10% is available for packages purchased in the first seven days.
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.