50. BELGRADE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEST – POSTFESTUM
Friday, March 11
17.00 LEAVE NO TRACES / ŻEBY NIE BYŁO ŚLADÓW
Poland, Czech Republic, France, 2021 / 160’
Director: Jan P. Matuszyński
Cast: Tomasz Ziętek, Sandra Korzeniak, Jacek Braciak, Agnieszka Grochowska, Mateusz Górski, Robert Więckiewicz, Tomasz Kot, Sebastian Pawlak
Poland, 1983. The country is shaken by the case of Grzegorz Przemyk – a high school student beaten to death by militia. Based on true events, the film follows the story of Jurek – the only witness of the beating, who overnight became the number one enemy of the state. The oppressive regime used its whole apparatus – the secret service, militia, the medias and the courts – to squeeze Jurek and other people close to the case, including his parents and Przemyk’s mother, Barbara.
Venice, Haifa, BFI London, CottbuS, Palm Springs
Cottbus: Special Prize for Best Director
Polish Film Festival: Silver Lion for Best Feature Film, Best Production Design
20.00 FANTASIES / LES FANTASMES
France, 2021 / 102’
Director: Stéphane Foenkinos, David Foenkinos
Cast: Ramzy Bedia, Nicolas Bedos, Monica Bellucci, Carole Bouquet, Suzanne Clément, Joséphine de Meaux, Joséphine Japy, William Lebghil, Denis Podalydès, Jean-Paul Rouve, Céline Sallette, Alice Taglioni, Karin Viard, Alain Doutey, Corentin Fila
Six couples, six variations of desire, intimacy… and fantasies. Role-playing, exhibitionism, getting turned on by tears or even by abstinence… Whether these couples repress or assume their fantasies, whether they share them or silence them, they are all looking for the same thing: happiness, both their own and their partner’s.
22.00 A TASTE OF HUNGER / SMAGEN AF SULT
Denmark, Sweden, 2021 / 104’
Director: Christoffer Boe
Cast: Katrine Greis-Rosenthal, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Flora Augusta, Charlie Gustafsson, August Vinkel, Nicolas Bro, Maj-Britt Mathiesen, Kent Dahlgren, Rasmus Hammerich, Luise Skov
Maggie and Carsten love each other, they have two wonderful children and run their own gourmet restaurant Malus. They want it all. And they have it all. Almost. They are missing the coveted Michelin Star. It is their dream, on which they would gamble everything to get it. One day Carsten receives a letter saying that his wife loves somebody else.