PODGORICA: The 9th Underhill Fest, international festival of feature documentary films, opened on 5 June and runs through 12 June 2018 in Podgorica.
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami screened at the opening ceremony. The film is an unusual documentary by Sophie Fiennes about Grace Jones, a unique figure, whose impact on pop culture is immeasurable.
The festival will screen 18 films divided into three categories: international, regional and non-competitive. Vuk Perović is the film selector.
Three films are in the non-competitive selection: Ferrante Fever by Giacomo Durzi, Unwanted Girls of Montenegro by Iva Parađanin, and Nick Broomfield’s Whitney: Can I be Mine. Marina Gumzi, producer of the film Playing Men, as well as directors Iva Parađanin and Bojana Burnać, will be the guests at the 9th UnderhillFest.
The three-person jury made up of Miljenko Čogelj (Croatia), director Ivan Salatić (Montenegro) and Marko Grba Singh (Srbija) will decide on the Dandelion awards.
The international selection includes Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, Infinite Football (42 Km Film) by Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu, Wonderful Losers: A Different World by Arunas Matelis, Risk by Academy award winner Laura Poitras, I See Red People by Bojina Panayotova, Taste of Cement by Ziad Kalthouma and Mari Gulbiani’s Before Father Gets Back, which will have its premiere only one day earlier at the Sheffield Doc Fest.
Eight films screen in the regional selection:
The Other Side of Everything (Serbia, France, Qatar)Directed by Mila TurajlićProduced by Dribbling PicturesSupported by by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia, Film Center Serbia, CNC – Cinémas du monde, Doha Film Institute and HBO Europe
When Pigs Come / Kada dođu svinjeDirected by Biljana TutorovProduced by Wake Up FilmsSupported by Film Center Serbia and the Croatian Audiovisual Center
In Praise of Nothing (Serbia, Croatia, France)Directed by Boris MitićProduced by Dribbling Pictures, Anti-Aburd, La Bete
A Million Dollar Life (Croatia)Directed by Robert Tomić ZuberProduced by Nukleus Film
The Family / Družina (Slovenia, Austria)Directed by Rok BičekProduced by Cvinger filmCoproduced by RTV Slovenija, Zwinger filmSupported by the Slovenian Film Center, FS Viba, the Austrian Film Institute
My Life Without Air (Croatia)Directed by Bojana BurnaćProduced by Restart
Playing Men (Slovenia, Croatia)Directed by Matjaž IvanišinProduced by Restart, Nosorogi
With Love (Macedonia)Directed by Ilija CvetkovskiProduced by Trice Films