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Premiere of Serbian film “Ajvar”

Ana Maria Rossi feature debut Ajvar premiered last nigh (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 a loud applause. Beside 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. On this occasion Ana Maria Rossi highlighted that she is so excited for her film was

Teodor Khun about 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 SKANDINAVIAN 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 selection, said at the press conference that through the story about policeman who experiences marriage and job

German director Veit Helmer: Nobody could be the main protagonist in my film but Miki Manojlović

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 Helmer, director of the nonverbal THE BRA, screened on Monday, July 22 within Parallels and Encounters program, with Miki Manojlović in the main role, said that

26 European Film Festival Palić - Best European Documentaries and short films come to Serbia

Having in mind significans of documentary films for cinematography, European Film Festival Palić traditionally promote documentaries with Eco Dox program that deals with encironmental issues. For the first time EFF Palić, from its 26 edition, presents selection from recent European documentary production, regardless of theme. Program will be opened by VARDA BY AGNES, colorful guide, in first person singular, throughout long career and life of director Agnes Varda, which is just appropriate for the Festival that, beside current film production, cares for tradition by assigning prestigious Aleksandar Lifka Award to

Cannes’ favorites at the opening and closing ceremonies of European Film Festival Palić

PAIN AND GLORY of famous Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar, awarded by Best Actor for Antonio Banderas at this year’s Cannes Festival, will open 26 edition of European Film Festival Palić on 20 July. On 26 July Belgian film YOUNG AHMED, which brought award for Best Direction at Cannes to celebrated filmmakers Dardenne brothers, will close the Festival. Pedro Almodovar’s Drama PAIN AND GLORY is a story about a young director who questions all his life choices, while his world is declining, and present and past interweaving. Combined with fiction

SCENOGRAPHER MILJEN KLJAKOVIĆ KREKA THIS YEAR’S ALEKSANDAR LIFKA AWARD LAUREATE

Traditionally, European Film Festival Palić assigns Aleksandar Lifka Award to important Serbian and international filmmakers, who by their engagement exceptionally contributed to European Cinema leaving an indelible personal mark. This year’s Aleksandar Lifka Award laureate, in the category of Serbian filmmakers is renowned scenographer Miljen Kljaković Kreka, one of the most respected filmmakers that gained international glory by 1991 French post-apocalyptic black comedy DELICATESSEN. He contributed to Yugoslav and Serbian cinema with scenographies for SPECIAL EDUCATION, SOK OD SLJIVA, TIME OF THE GYPSIES, UNDERGROUND, THE ELUSIVE SUMMER OF ’68 and