The American independent film festival, IndieBelgrade, will take place for the seventh time from 19 to 21 November at Dom Omladine in Belgrade, with parallel screenings at the Niš Cultural Centre.
Music is the backbone of the Festival again this year, and this is linked to the cinema or the Americana genre. On the first day, the band On Tour, who play a mix of alt-country, folk-rock and acoustic sound, will hold a concert, while on 21 November, film director Milutin Petrović will perform and present his latest musical project John Bonham and His Backing Band, in which he collaborates with Ana Rodić, a writer and live art performer, who is also his partner in private life.
The film “Ready to Fight”, by the director known for the series Narcos, Josef Kubota Wladyka, will open the festival. The film, in which a former boxer enters the world of human trafficking, was the best movie shown at the Tribeca Festival, according to the audiences.
The next day screenings include the Hollywood story “The Beta Test”, directed by Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe. The movie follows the destiny of a showbiz agent who sacrifices his future marriage and falls into a paranoid world of infidelity, lies and fraud.
Michael Walker will have a guest appearance the next day with his award-winning, twisted comedy called “Paint”, about the bizarre New York art world. The story follows three young painters who realise that if they want success they have to sell out.
Sunday sees the screening of the neurotic comedy “Shiva Baby” by young director Emma Seligman, in which the protagonist is a teenage girl whose erotic secrets are revealed at a reception after a Jewish funeral, in front of her parents and an inquisitive family, her ex-lover and her married sponsor.
Far from the splendour of Hollywood, in the world of the adult industry, a ‘retired’ porn actor returns from Los Angeles to his hometown in Texas with no money, where no one wants him anymore. This is the summary of the black comedy “Red Rocket”. This film, directed by Sean Baker, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and will close IndieBelgrade on 21 November.
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