GORKI LIST AUDIENCE AWARD FOR THE BEST FILM Signature: “Gorki List” audience award statue Years of cooperation between Gorki List and European Film Festival Palić continue with the 26 edition. For 20 years now Gorki List has been contributing to the Festival atmosphere and ambiance, as well as supporting the audience to think and act, to imbibe the surrounding world with all senses. By the Audience Award for the Best Film, Gorki List proves that the audience can take an active role and judge Festival films from their point of
GOLDEN TOWER FOR THE BEST FILM goes to LES MISERABLES by LADJ LY for the successful combination of a genre narrative with the vivid exploration of issues that speak not only for those oppressed in France but worldwide. PALIĆ TOWER FOR THE BEST DIRECTOR goes to JURIS KURSIETIS for OLEG, to a director who manages to masterfully interweave brutality and humanity, the profane and the holy, bleakness and strange beauty, to give us an accurate and visceral portrait of our times. The jury decided to give a SPECIAL
The FIPRESCI Award for the best film in the Official Selection of the 26th European Film Festival Palić 2019 goes to: Les Misérables, by Ladj Ly from France. The film is a powerful and brilliantly crafted drama of social unrest, set in the ethnic suburbs of a European capital, bearing universal resonance. Jan Storø (Norway) Barbara Kosecka (Poland) Eithne O’Neill (France)
DECISION OF THE INTERNATIONAL JURY OF CRITICS The International Jury of Critics of the 26th European Film Festival Palić held at Palić, Subotica, Serbia, 20th – 26th July 2019, composed of: Vesna Perić (Srbija) – writer, film critic Nick Pinkerton (USA) – writer, film critic Kieron Corless (UK) – writer, film critic has upon viewing the Official Competition selection (Parallels and encounters) of 10 films made the following DECISION: Unanimously – CRITICS JURY AWARD goes to “THE HARVEST” by Misho Antadze. For its conceptual rigour cinematographic ingenuity and the lyric manner
26th European Film Festival Palić The premiere of Serbian film “Ajvar” Thursday, 25 July, Summer Stage Palić Ana Maria Rossi feature debut Ajvar premiered last night (Thursday, July 25) at 26 European Film Festival Palić at overcrowded open-air cinema theater of Summer Stage in Palić. After the screening, the present part of the crew was greeted by loud applause. Besides the director and co-writer Rossi, actors Sergej Trifunović, Vesna Čipčić, Pavle Pekić, Ivana Šćepanović, costume designer Ksenija Terzović, editor Mateja Rackov, and producer Nikolina Vučetić Zečević bowed to the audience.
26 European Film Festival Palić Teodor Khun about the greatest event in the history of modern Slovakia Among films presented during the fifth night of the Festival, on Wednesday, July 24, in Official Selection, were films which directors are the Festival guests – Macedonian GOD EXISTS HIS NAME IS PETRUNYA by Teona Strugar Mitevska and Hungarian TREZOR by Peter Bergendy. Parallels and Encounters presented SCANDINAVIAN SILENCE (Martti Helde) and IRINA by Nadejda Koseva whose protagonist Martina Apostolova is also Festival’s guest. Yaron Shani, Israeli director of CHAINED, presented within Official
26 European Film Festival Palić German director Veit Helmer: Nobody could be the main protagonist in my film but Miki Manojlović Wednesday, 24 of July The fourth night of the Festival, on Tuesday 23 of July was marked by films from Official Selection SORRY WE MISSED YOU by Ken Loach and CHAINED by Yaron Shani, the guest of the Festival. Parallels and Encounters also screened – SUMMER SURVIVORS (Marija Kavtaradze), short film COMMUNITY GARDENS (Vytautas Katkus) and BY A SHARP KNIFE (Teodor Kuhn), also the guest of the Festival. Veit