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THE 5TH KÜSTENDORF FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP PRESENTED

International Film and Music Festival Kustendorf will be held from 17 to 23 January 2012 in Drvengrad in Mokra Gora, it was announced at the press conference

at the Ministry of Culture, Media and Information Society. 

The founder of the festival, film director Emir Kusturica, pointed out that Kustendorf is for the fifth year in a row a meeting point for future filmmakers and already acclaimed authors, who are able to exchange their ideas in an authentic environment without the terror of advertisements and market demands. 

- In the modern world where the terror of market reigns and only successful things are promoted, there is psychopathological trend that identifies good and successful, Schwarzenegger and Antonioni, Lou Reed and Natasa Bekvalac, in which Van Damme is raised to the same level as Tarkovsky. Our idea is to make a distinction between Antonioni and Schwarzenegger, to separate what is good and of high quality from the commercial and inartistic. Kustendorf has a warrior-like attitude when it comes to defending what is valuable and our task is to spread the idea of cinema as culture. At Kustendorf, we fight for the mythical image of human species as opposed to Hollywood's simplified, trivial and cheap approach, Kusturica said.

Introducing the main programmes of the 5th Kustendorf, Emir Kusturica specially announced the Retrospective of Greatness that will present the films of two cult film directors: Kim Ki-duk from South Korea and Nuri Bilge Ceylan from Turkey. They will also be the guests of honor and give workshops for students after their screenings.

The international jury consisting of the Iranian actress Leila Hatami (the Jury’s president), a French producer Pierre Edelman and a Serbian actor and producer Zoran Cvijanović, will give Golden, Silver and Bronze Egg awards to the best films in the Competition Programme. The Award for the Best Cinematography “Vilko Filač” will be decided upon by the world famous cinematographer Martin Šec and celebrated Serbian sound editor and designer Svetolik Mića Zajc.

Kusturica has also announced the guests of the upcoming festival, saying that Kustendorf will be visited by great names of author’s film such as: brothers Dardenne, Marjane Satrapi, Frederikke Aspöck, Asghar Farhadi, Andreas Dresen, but also special guests as Thierry Frémaux, the General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, the Oscar-winning actor Benicio Del Toro, and famous French actress Isabelle Huppert.

The new festival programme New Authors will present first feature movies by the authors with a distinguished and original film language.

Predrag Marković, the minister of Culture, Media, and Information Society of the Republic of Serbia, said that this ministry has been supporting the festival from its very beginning, thus participating in the creation of tradition that is not only film, but the combination of several arts at the great place such as Mećavnik.

- There is no glamour at Kustendorf, but there are true stars. As we have just heard, the great participants are announced, as well as young talented people who are on their way to become “a class”, the minister Markovic said.

In addition to film programmes and workshops, the rich music programme is also announced featuring the following famous artists: Pelageya from Russia, The Rosenberg Trio from the Netherlands, Stribor and the Poisoners from Serbia, Adam Stinga from Moldova, Sonido Gallo Negro from Mexico, and the most popular trumpet orchestra in the world, Boban and Marko Markovic Orchestra. 

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    23.01.2012
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  • 23.01.2012
    THREE QUESTIONS FOR THE DIRECTOR: FREDERIKKE ASPOCK

    Interview with the director Frederikke Aspock

    22.01.2012
    SOMEONE'S DESTINY CAN BE CHANGED BY LOVE

    Workshop with the Dardenne Brothers

17.02.2012

  • 10:30h
    3-IRON
    Kim Ki-duk
  • 12:30h
    ARRI ALEXA
    WORKSHOP
  • 16:30h
    OPENING CEREMONY
    Thierry Frémaux Presents
  • 20:00h
    ARIRANG
    Kim Ki-duk
    WORKSHOP - Kim Ki-duk - film director
  • 00:00h
    PELAGEYA
    Russia

18.02.2012

  • 10:30h
    MADAME BOVARY
    Claude Chabrol
    WORKSHOP - Isabelle Huppert - actress
  • 17:00h
    4:44 LAST DAY ON EARTH
    Abel Ferrara
    WORKSHOP - Abel Ferrara - film director
  • 21:00h
    TULIP, TEXAS AND US
    Lee Filipovski | Canada, Estonia 2011
    ---
    MOUSSA
    Christophe Nanga-oly | France 2010
    ---
    WE'RE GETTING THERE
    Marko Grba Singh -|Serbia 2011
    ---
    BARBAKAN
    Bartlomiej Zmuda | Poland 2011
    ---
    COUNTRYSIDE
    Yana Skopina & Eugene Kostkin | Russia
  • 00:00h
    THE ROSENBERG TRIO
    The Netherlands

19.02.2012

  • 10:00h
    A PROPHET
    Jacques Audiard
    Tahar Rahim - actor
  • 13:00h
    A BETTER LIFE
    Cédric Kahn
  • 13:00h
    CHICKEN WITH PLUMS
    Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud
    WORKSHOP - Marjane Satrapi - film director
  • 21:00h
    FIREWORKS
    Giacomo Abbruzzese | Italy, France 2011
    ---
    VANISHING
    Bartosz Kruhlik | Poland 2011
    ---
    BOYS, WHERE ARE YOU
    Jelena Gavrilović | Serbia 2011
    ---
    LUNCHBOX STORY
    Pieter Dirkx | Belgium 2010
  • 00:00h
    STRIBOR AND THE POISONERS
    Serbia

20.02.2012

  • 10:30h
    BAD GUY
    Kim Ki-duk
  • 13:00h
    CORPO CELESTE
    Alice Rohrwacher
  • 17:00h
    NADER AND SIMIN, A SEPARATION
    Asghar Farhadi
    WORKSHOP - Leila Hatami - actress
  • 21:00h
    CABBAGEMINCER
    Vadim Viner | Russia 2011
    ---
    LEERFAHRT
    Matis Burkhardt | Germany 2009
    ---
    MADE OF ASHES
    Ognjen Glavonić | Serbia 2012
    ---
    THE SONG OF THE RAIN
    Aygul Bakanova | Kyrgyzstan, UK 2011
  • 00:00h
    ADAM STINGA
    Moldova

21.02.2012

  • 10:30h
    LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
    Zoran Tairović
    ---
    BALKAN STAR
    Andrey Gligoryev
  • 13:00h
    SMALL TOWN
    Nuri Bilge Ceylan
    WORKSHOP - Nuri Bilge Ceylan - film director
  • 16:30h
    STOPPED ON TRACK
    Andreas Dresen
    WORKSHOP - Andreas Dresen - film director
  • 20:00h
    SMILE
    Gil González Penilla | Mexico 2011
    ---
    THE TRIP
    Simão Cayatte | USA, Portugal 2011
    ---
    MARINA
    Sonya Karpunina | Russia 2011
  • 00:00h
    BOBAN & MARKO MARKOVIC ORCHESTRA
    Serbia

22.02.2012

  • 10:30h
    MILENA
    Čarna Radoičić
    ---
    HAPPY NOW
    Frederikke Aspöck
  • 13:00h
    NICOSTRATOS THE PELICAN
    Olivier Horlait
    WORKSHOP - Olivier Horlait - film director
  • 17:00h
    ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA
    Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • 21:00h
    FRAGMENTS
    Ivan Stojiljković | Serbia, Germany 2011
    ---
    ALTO SAUCE
    Fernando Pomares | Spain 2011
    ---
    GLASGOW
    Piotr Subbotko | Poland 2010
    ---
    THE END OF THE WORLD
    Jani Bojadzi | Macedonia 2011
  • 00:00h
    SONIDO GALLO NEGRO
    Mexico

23.02.2012

  • 10:30h
    DISTANT
    Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • 13:00h
    MOZZARELLA STORIES
    Edoardo De Angelis
  • 17:00h
    OUT OF BOUNDS
    Frederikke Aspöck
    WORKSHOP - Frederikke Aspöck - film director
  • CLOSING CEREMONY AWARDS CEREMONY

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