Otvoren 5. Opuzen Film Festival

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OTVORENO PETO IZDANJE OPUZEN FILM FESTIVALA

Projekcija filma Branka Ištvančića „Most na kraju svijeta“ otvorila je ovogodišnje, peto po redu, izdanje Opuzen Film Festivala – festivala na rubu Europe.

Projekciju je u kinu Pjaca, glavnom festivalskom kinu na otvorenom, pratilo oko 800tinjak gledatelja, gostiju i prijatelja festivala koje ni prevrtljiva vremenska prognoza nije odvratila da i ove godine podrže ovu manifestaciju.

Publika i organizatori festivala simbolično su u nebo pustili 76 balona napunjenih helijem, po jedan balon za svaki film u programu ovogodišnjeg festivala.

 

Film “Most na kraju svijeta” snimljen je 2014. godine u koprodukciji Hrvatske, Srbije, Bosne i Hercegovine, Francuske i HRT-a. Ovaj napeti triler koji nas vraća u atmosferu devedesetih godina nastao je prema scenariju književnika Josipa Mlakića i sudjelovao je na nizu svjetskih filmskih festivala gdje je i osvojio nekoliko nagrada (Zlatni Remi na Worldfestu u Houstonu te nagradu za najbolju kameru na Ischia film festivalu u Italiji).

Film se bavi nesretnim ljudskim sudbinama iz vremena rata u Hrvatskoj. U ozračju straha, povratka srpskih prognanika u svoje kuće u kojima su u međuvremenu naseljeni Hrvati izbjegli iz Bosne, jedan starac nestaje, pa policajac Filip (Aleksandar Bogdanović), i sam nastanjen u srpskoj kući, kreće u predanu istragu tijekom koje se suočava i s vlastitim demonima prošlosti.

 

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„Ovo je peta festivalska godina koja se posložila sama od sebe. Festivalski tim, gosti, gledatelji, volonteri, polaznici radionica i Opuzenci i Opuzenke zajedno čine jedan organizam koji živi s festivalom i koji čini festival zanimljivijim i posebnijim. Posebno mi je drago što je Opuzen ostao dosljedan sebi i već sad tradicionalno, festival otvorio domaćim filmom. Nakon ovog festivala biti će potrebno pronaći novi identitet za sljedeća izdanja, a do tad, neka peta godina bude najveselija. Družite se, upoznajte nove ljude, gledajte najsvježije iz Europske kinematografije, držite otvoren um i provjeravajte vlastitu aroganciju, sklopite nova prijateljstva i pripremite se za život sljedećih šest dana na filmskom rubu Europe.“ Rekao je Augustin Zonjić, direktor festivala.

Organizatori su svojoj vjernoj publici pripremili bogat program u kojem će se prikazati 76 filmova podijeljenih u osam programskih cjelina.

Između ostalih, prikazat će se djela filmskih velikana kao što Hitchcock, Fassbinder, Kieslowski, Melville, Tarkovski i Almodovar, a svoje će filmove publici predstaviti i tridesetak autora koji će gostovati na festivalu.

 

 

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OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE FIFTH ANNUAL OPUZEN FILM FESTIVAL

 

The fifth instalment of the Opuzen Film Festival – the festival “on the edge” of Europe – opened last night with a screening of Branko Ištvančića’s film The Bridge at the End of the World.

Not even the looming threat of bad weather was able to keep over 800 spectators, guests and friends of the festival, from participating in this year’s opening celebrations, which were held in the main outdoor theatre, Pjaca.

For the grand finale, guests and festival organizers together released 76 balloons into the night skies, one balloon for each of the 76 films in this year’s programme.

 

The Bridge at the End of the World, filmed in 2014, is a Croatian, Serbian, Bosnia and Herzegovian, French and HRT co-production. This suspense thriller takes us back to the atmosphere of the 1990s and is based on the script of writer Josip Mlakić. The film has been presented at a series of global film festivals where it won several awards (The Gold Remi at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, as well as the award for best camera at the Ischia Film Festival, in Italy).

 

         The film deals with unfortunate human destinies stemming from the war in Croatia. Amongst the prevailing threat of Serbian refugees returning to claim the homes in which they lived before the war and which have, in the meantime, been populated with Croatian refugees from Bosnia, an old man disappears. The investigation, lead by a police officer who also lives in a Serbian house, will force him to battle some personal demons.

 

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“This is year five of the Festival and this year, it organised itself. The festival team, guests, spectators, volunteers, workshop participants and all the people of Opuzen together constitute an organism that lives with the Festival and that makes the Festival interesting and special. I am especially pleased that Opuzen has remained true to itself and its tradition of opening with a local film. After this festival it will be necessary to find a new identity for any that follow but for now, let the fifth year be the most enjoyable. Mingle, meet new people, watch the newest in European cinematography, keep your minds open and check your prejudices at the door, make new friends and prepare yourselves for life over the next six days, on the edge of European cinema”, said festival director, Augustine Zonjić.

Organisers have prepared a rich programme for their loyal festival-goers, comprised of 76 films, over eigth categories. Among others, films from cinema greats such as Hitchcock, Fassbinder, Kieslowski, Melville, Tarkovski and Almodovar will be screened. In addition, more than 30 guests will attend the Festival to present their own films to the public.

 

Today (Tuesday, 18/08) in the main theatre Pjaca, there will be a screening of Jan Ole Gerster’s Oh, Boy at 8:30 p.m. followed by Ranko Pauković’s White House, at 10 p.m., both films from the Official Festival Programme.

 

The Riva theatre will screen the following films from the Croatian and Short Film selection:

8:30 p.m. – I love YU (Irena Škorić)

8:45 p.m. – Too Young to Drive (Marija Stonyte)

9:10 p.m. – Listen (Rungano Nyoni, Hamy Ramezan)

9:25 p.m. – Cricket (Marko Jukić)

9:40 p.m. – Miscalculation (Deirdre Fitzgerald)

10:00 p.m. – Elevator (Olga Kosanović)

10:25 p.m. – Vlog (Bruno Pavić)

 

 

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