Interview

INTERVIEW: VLADIMIR BLAŽEVSKI, DIRECTOR AND CO-WRITER OF THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY

There is room for warmth and intimacy I have an impression that the strong ones in the human world are more brutal and unscrupulous than the strong ones in the animal world ZORICA DIMITRIJEVIĆ Director, screenwriter and producer from Macedonia, Vladimir Blaževski mentions the feeling that this age of globalization puts us all in a giant zoo.  THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY had its premiere

THE INTERVIEW: LEONORE EKSTRAND, THE ACTRESS OF THE REAL ESTATE

I would really love working with Pedro Almodovar No one influences me. I like people for what they are. Not whether they are actors or not Greg de Cuir Jr Leonore Ekstrand is an anti-actor. She never studied at an academy, she never auditioned in her life, and she never prepares for her performances. At 68 years old she has only been active in cinema

KOSTA RISTIĆ, THE DIRECTOR OF BANDITS IN SEARCH OF MOM

Mom is where the freedom is I produced the film with 7500 Euros from a student film budget Kosta Ristić’s directorial debut BANDITS IN SEARCH OF MOM was screened as a part of Parallels and Encounters program selection. The only Serbian film featured in this program tells the story of three siblings searching for their mom and the values that the mother figure stands for.

INTERVIEW: TIZZA COVI AND RAINER FRIMMEL, WINNERS OF “UNDERGROUND SPIRIT” AWARD

Poetry from the margins If we would strictly hang on to the screenplay it would lead us to much too classical dramatrugy Borislav Stanić Independent filmmakers, an Italian- Austrian duo, Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel are this year’s laureates of “Underground Spirit” award which was established by the Festival in 2008. The award is given for exceptional work in the field of independent film and

INTERVIEW: RADOSLAV ZELENOVIĆ, DIRECTOR OF THE FESTIVAL

Festival without compromise The most stable source of financing of the EFF is secured with the signing of the Protocol on Cooperation between the Republic of Serbia, the Province of Vojvodina and the City of Subotica, which is the base for the funds allocated for the Festival to be included in their respective budgets JELENA KNEŽEVIĆ Tonight’s opening ceremony of the European Film Festival (EFF)

THE INTERVIEW: NENAD DUKIĆ, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

A good film is no longer a privilege Cineastes of small countries regard film in a serious manner Zorica Dimitrijević The Official selection of 25th European Film Festival will showcase an illustrative cross-section of European film production of 2018’s first half. The Artistic director, festival programmer, an experienced film critic and producer Nenad Dukić announces films that contain an active, developed artistic standpoint that will,

I am happy to be at Palić again

AHMET BOYACIOĞLU, DIRECTOR OF THE SMELL OF MONEY THE SMELL OF MONEY is realistic, especially when it comes to Serbia and Turkey JELENA KNEŽEVIĆ Palić Film Fest and Ahmet Boyacıoğlu, Turkish director and producer, are old friends. He was a jury member six years ago, and in 2013 he was the selector of the New Turkish Film. In the Black sea Focus program which started

Humor as the last line of defence

INTERVIEW: SERHIY STEPANSKY, ACTOR IN VOLCANO I hope this film will bring you closer to the Ukrainians Borislav Stanić Parallels and encounters was open last night in the “Jadran” cinema, and the audience had the opportunity to watch three Ukrainian films. One of them is VOLCANO, the debut film of the director Roman Bondarchuk, a quirky drama full of absurd situations spiced up with a

Tarkovsky is magic

THE INTERVIEW: ALINA NASIBULLINA, THE LEADING ACTRESS OF CRYSTAL SWAN Before I was cast in Crystal Swan I considered dropping out of acting Jelena Knežević The young Russian actress Alina Nasibullina who plays a leading role in Crystal Swan is the guest of Palić film festival. Just like her character Velya, Alina originally studied at law school in Novosibirsk. However, after her sophomore year, she

I am interested in women’s stories

THE INTERVIEW: DARYA ZHUK, THE DIRECTOR OF CRYSTAL SWAN I grew up in Belarus in the ‘90s and during the time when my desire to immigrate was at its strongest Jelena Knežević After a successful premiere at Karlovy Vary film festival Darya Zhuk’s directorial debut CRYSTAL SWAN has been screened at Palić European Film Festival’s Official Selection. This period drama takes us back to the