BELGRADE: The 45th edition of the Belgrade International Film Festival – FEST will screen 95 feature films in 14 different categories from 24 February to 5 March 2017. Emir Kusturica’s latest film On the Milky Road / Na mlečnom putu will open the festival, while Martin Scorsese’s Silence will close Belgrade’s most important cinematic event.
Fifteen films from twelve countries will vie for the Belgrade Victor in the International Competition, seven films will screen in the National Competition (Serbian Film), while eight films will be shown in the Frontiers (Granice) Competition programme specialised in subversive art house films. These competition programmes were instituted in 2015, when the programme and team structures of the festival were changed.
The International Competition jury is composed of: Srdan Golubović – president, Dalibor Matanić, Sergej Trifunović, Branka Katić and Čedomir Kolar. The National Competition jury is made up of: Ksenija Marinković, Miroslav Momčilović, Hrvoje Hribar, Slobodan Skerlić and Jean-Marc Barr. The jury of the Frontiers Competition programme is composed of Dragan Jovičević, Saša Radojević and Luka Bursać.
Two more film critics juries will choose the winners of the Nebojša Đukelić and Fedeora Awards.
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The Student / (M)uchenik (Russia)Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov
The Dark Wind / Reseba (Iraq, Syria, Germany, Qatar)Directed by Hussein Hassan
Eva / Ewa (Israel)Directed by Haim Tabakman
Goran (Croatia)Directed by Nevio MarasovićProduced by Antitalent ProdukcijaSupported by the Agora Works in Progress (Thessaloniki Film Festival 2015) and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Heartstone / Hjartasteinn (Denmark, Iceland)Directed by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson
Inversion / Varoonegi (Iran)Directed by Behnam Behzadi
Layla M. (The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Jordan)Directed by Mijke de Jong
Malaria (Iran)Directed by Parviz Shahbazi
Quit Staring at My Plate / Ne gledaj mi u tanjir (Croatia, Denmark)Directed by Hana JušićProduced by KinoramaCoproduced by Beofilm Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Eurimages and HRT
Nightlife / Noćni Život (Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosna and Herzegovina)Directed by Damjan KozoleProduced by VertigoCoproduced by Sisters and Brother Mitevski and SCCA/pro.ba and in collaboration with Viba FilmSupported by the Slovenian Film Center, the Macedonian Film Agency and the Sarajevo City of Film Fund
These Days / Questi Giorni (Italy)Directed by Giuseppe Piccioni
Queen of Spades (Russia)Directed by Pavel Lungin
Suntan (Greece, Germany)Directed by Argyris Papadimitropoulos
Toril (France)Directed by Laurent Taysser
The Teacher / Učitelka (Czech Republic, Slovakia)Directed by Jan HrebejkProduced by Offside MEN, Ceská TelevizeCoproduced by PubRES and RTVS
NATIONAL COMPETITION (SERBIAN FILM):
Afterparty / Afterparti (Serbia)Directed by Luka BursaćProduced by Ljuti Bicikl and Masha&Zec
Train Driver’s Diary / Dnevnik mašinovođe (Serbia)Directed by Miloš RadovićProduced by Zillion Film and InterfilmSupported by Film Center Serbia
Incarnation / Inkarnacija (Serbia)Directed by Filip KovačevićProduced by Viktorija Film
The Samurai in Autumn / Jesen samuraja (Serbia)Directed by Danilo BećkovićProduced by Gargantua Films and Mali BudoCoproduced by Chouchkov Brothers, Cine Planet and CineplexxSupported by Film Center Serbia
All the Cities of the North / Svi severni gradovi (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro)Directed by Dane KomljenProduced by Dart Film & Video and SCCA/pro.baCoproduced by Code Blue and VizArt FilmSupported by Film Center Serbia, the Hubert Bals Fund, Le Fresnoy, Fondacija za kinematografiju Sarajevo and Direktorat za kulturnu baštinu – Ministarstvo kulture Crne Gore
Wind / Vetar (Serbia)Directed by Tamara DrakulićProduced by Monkey Production and Cinnamon production
Requiem for Mrs. J / Rekvijem za gospodju J. (Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Russia, France)Directed by Bojan VuletićProduced by Serbia’s SEE Film Pro, Bulgaria’s Geopoly Film, Macedonia’s Skopje Film StudioSupported by Film Center Serbia, the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Macedonian Film Fund and Eurimages
Swiss Army Man (USA)Directed Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
Liberami (Italy, France)Directed by Federica Di Giacomo
We Are the Flesh / Tenemos la carne (Mexico)Directed by Emiliano Rocha Minter
Rocco (France)Directed by Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai
Safari (Austria, Denmark)Directed by Ulrich SeidlProduced by Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion
The Handmaiden (South Korea)Directed by Park Chan-Wook
Under the Shadow (UK, Qatar, Jordan, Iran)Directed by Babak Anvari
The Lure / Córki Dancingu (Poland)Directed by Agnieszka SmoczynskaProduced by WFDiF Documentary and Feature Film StudioCoproduced by Telewizja Polska