The 25th Palic European Film Festival traditionally stages a pre-festival programme, which begins on 1st July, with the film selection called “The Best of Europe”, to be screened at Eurocinema.
The Festival continues on 7th July with film screenings at the main Subotica square called Trg Slobode.
The Best of Europe film programme, screened at Eurocinema located on the ground floor of the Open University of Subotica, will feature the outstanding European films from 2017. The first film to be screened will be “Loveless”, directed by Andrey Zvyagnitsev. The film, made in joint Russian-French production, talks about a couple going through a divorce who must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments.
The day after, the audiences will be able to see “Jupiter’s Moon”, the film full of twists and turns. Directed by Kornel Mundruczo, the film talks about Aryan, who is a Syrian refugee trying to make his way into Hungary from Serbia, along with his father and many other wretched souls. They are all caught, and find themselves in a web of cynicism and corruption.
The next film to be shown at Subotica’s main square, at 9:30pm, on 7th July, is the beautifully directed Dutch film “Borgman”. The film, starring Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, and Jeroen Perceval, talks about a vagrant entering the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, and turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process.
The next day, the Russian drama “Leviathan”, nominated for the Oscar, the winner of the Golden Tower at the 2014 Palic Film Festival and the Golden Globe for the Best Foreign Film in 2015, strongly portrays the rusty and yet dangerous Russian system. The film talks about Kolya, who lives in a Russian coastal town, who is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man’s arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
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