Belgrade international film festival- FEST is back for its 46th edition. During ten festival days, from February 23rd to march 4th, films from all over the world are going to be the main topic of Belgrade’s cinema goers- from acclaimed titles to breakout films whose FEST screening will be, almost certainly, the only screening in this part of the world. Therefore, check out our selection of 5 “must” watch movies:
Call me by your name
In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father’s research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Writers: James Ivory (screenplay by), André Aciman (based on the novel by)
Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg
In 1994, the figure-skating world was rocked by a brutal attack on US medal hopeful Nancy Kerrigan. The more shocking news was that the attack was allegedly conceived and executed by those close to – and perhaps including – rival figure skater Tonya Harding. This is Tonya’s story.
Stars:Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Julianne Nicholson
The lives of three thieves attempting to rob a house are altered by what they see inside.
Director: Géla Babluani
Screenplay: Géla Babluani
Stars:Vincent Rottiers, George Babluani, Charlotte Van Bervesselès, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Benoît Magimel
D’apres une histoire vraie/ Based on a true story
Overwhelmed by the success of her latest novel, Delphine is exhausted and has developed writer’s block. She then meets Elle, a smart and intuitive woman who seems to understand her better than anyone. Soon, the intensity of their friendship manifests itself in increasingly disturbing ways.
Screenplay:Olivier Assayas, Roman Polanski
Stars:Eva Green, Emmanuelle Seigner, Vincent Perez, Dominique Pinon
Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square,” an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. Meanwhile, the museum’s PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for “The Square.” The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.
Stars: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary
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.