50. BELGRADE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEST
Sunday, February 27
10.00 JANE BY CHARLOTTE / JANE PAR CHARLOTTE
France, 2021 / 86’
Director: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Participate: Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jo Attal
With the tremor of time passing by, Charlotte Gainsbourg started to look at her mother Jane Birkin in a way she never did, both overcoming a shared sense of reserve. Through the camera lens, they expose themselves to one another, leaving space for a mother-daughter relationship to unfold.
Cannes, Jerusalem, San Sebastian, New York, Warsaw, São Paulo, Doclisboa, Stockholm, Torino, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Ireland, UK, Poland, 2021 / 98’
Director: Nathalie Biancheri
Cast: George MacKay, Lily-Rose Depp, Terry Notary, Paddy Considine, Martin McCann, Fionn O’Shea, Lola Petticrew, Eileen Walsh, Senan Jennings, John Wolfe
Believing he is a wolf trapped in a human body, Jacob lives like a wolf. When he’s sent to a clinic, Jacob is forced to undergo increasingly extreme forms of ‘curative’ therapies. Once he meets the Wildcat, and as their friendship blossoms into an undeniable infatuation, Jacob is faced with a challenge: will he renounce his true self for love?
Toronto International Film Festival
14.00 LET IT BE MORNING / VAYEHI BOKER
Israel, France, 2021 / 101’
Director: Eran Kolirin
Cast: Alex Bakri, Salim Daw, Khalifa Natour, Samer Bisharat, Yara Jarrar, Juna Suleiman, Ehab Elias Salami, Izabel Ramadan, Doraid Liddawi
Sami lives in Jerusalem with his wife and kid. An invitation to his brother’s wedding forces him to return to the Arabic village where he grew up. After the wedding, with no explanation, the village is put under lockdown by Israeli soldiers. Cut off from the outside world, trapped in an unexpected situation, Sami watches as everything falls apart.
Cannes (Un Certain Regard), Haifa, Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival, Philadelphia, Tokyo FILMeX
Seven Awards of the Israeli Film Academy: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Casting
Haifa International Film Festival – Best Feature Film Award
17.00 PARALLEL MOTHERS / MADRES PARALELAS
Spain, 2021 / 123’
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Cast: Penélope Cruz, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Israel Elejalde, Milena Smit, Rossy de Palma, Julieta Serrano, Daniela Santiago
Two women coincide in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn’t regret it and is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatised. Janis tries to encourage her while they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors. The few words they exchange in those hours will create a very close link between the two, which by chance develops and becomes complicated, changing their lives in a decisive way.
Venice, Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal, Chicago, Gent, Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival, Independent Film Festival Boston, Miami, Stockholm, Sydney, Geneva
Venice Film Festival: Volpi Cup for Best Actress (Penélope Cruz)
Palm Springs International Film Festival: International Star Award (Penélope Cruz)
Golden Globes, Nominees: Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language (Spain), Best Original Score
INTRO FEST / GALA
Serbia, 2021 / 13’
Director: Nikola Polić
Cast: Mladen Sovilj, Milica Stefanović, Aleksandar Vučković, Mediha Muslimović, Radoje Čupić, Dejan Dedić, Draginja Voganjac, Jana Bjelica
When his sister Danica moved out of the apartment where they lived together for almost ten years, Petar (25) is experiencing an identity crisis at the moment. Observing his sister who starts life with the man she loves, Petar is faced with the fact that the notion of family in his case is something completely unknown and foreign compared to the society in which he lives.
France, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Mexico, 2021 / 112’
Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
Cast: Tim Roth, Mia Wasikowska, Vicky Krieps, Anders Danielsen Lie, Joel Spira, Wouter Hendrickx, Gabe Klinger, Teodor Abreu, Clara Strauch, Oscar Reis
A couple of filmmakers, Chris and Tony retreat to the mythical Fårö island for the summer. In this wild, breathtaking landscape where Ingmar Bergman lived and shot his most celebrated pieces, they hope to find inspiration for new films. As days pass by, the fascination for the island operates on Chris and souvenirs of her first love resurface. Lines between reality and fiction will then progressively blur and tear our couple even more apart.
Cannes, Toronto, New York, Helsinki, Reykjavik, BFI London, Busan, Gent, Riga, Vienna, Torino
OUT OF COMPETITION
22.00 BLACK GLASSES / OCCHIALI NERI
Italy, France, 2022.
Director: Dario Argento
Cast: Ilenia Pastorelli, Asia Argento, Andrea Gherpelli, Xinyu Zhang, Maria Rosaria Russo, Guglielmo Favilla, Tiffany Zhou, Gennaro Iaccarino, Paola Sambo, Ivan Alovisio, Mario Scerbo, Viktorie Ignoto, Gianluca Gugliarelli, Gladys Robles
Diana is a prostitute, a young woman who lost her sight, finds a guide in a Chinese boy named Chin. Together they will track down a dangerous killer through the darkness of Italy.
Berlin Film Festival 2022