The first Danube Film Festival (DFF) was officially opened yesterday with the screening of the film that also opened the Cannes Film Festival called “Everyone Knows” by Asghar Farhadi, staring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
At the first DFF, a total of 35 films made by the filmmakers from 10 Danube countries will take place in different locations.
The Festival’s guest host is Jugoslav Pantelic, the Yugoslav Cinematheque Director and Artistic Director of FEST, with eight films competing, including the Hungarian “The Whiskey Bandit” by Nimrod Antal, “The Lemonade# by Romanian director Joanna Uricaru, “The Interpreter” by Martin Sulik (with Jiri Menzel in the lead role), and “Three Days in Quiberon” by Emily Atef (about the iconic actress Romi Schneider).
All of these films will be screened at the Smederevo Fortress, including the Serbian film “Zlogonja” by Rasko Miljkovic, a moving and powerful film story for children with the extraordinary child actor Mihajlo Milavic in the main role.
The Smederevo Culture Centre will host the screenings of documentary films including “The Fortresses of the Danube”, a portrayal of the most beautiful fortresses in Golubac, Petrovaradin, Vienna, Belgrade and other Danube towns, “The Medieval Capital Cities”, which is a collection of films about are films about Ras and Skopje, and “The Greats of European Art”, the documentary film series about Gaugin, the Limerick Brothers, Peter Handke , Auguste Rodin, and Stefan Zweig.
Plus, the audiences will be able to enjoy in the free screenings of legendary films “Ko To Tamo Peva” and “Maratonci Trce Pocasni Krug” by Slobodan Sijan, “Specijalno Vaspitanje” by Goran Markovic “Lepota Poroka” by Zivko Nikolic and “Kada Budem Mrtav i Beo” by Zivojin Pavlovic .
As announced by the director of the Danube Film Festival, the jury will comprise of Jelena Gavrilovic, Goran Bogdan and Slaven Doslo. The ticket price for the films to be screened in the competition segment is 200 dinars per evening, and 100 dinars for the screenings of the films made by authors from the Danube country. Admission to other film screenings is free of charge.