In May and early June, Jugoslovenska Kinoteka (Yugoslav Film Archive) will screen films by the famous German director Wim Wenders, Serbian screenwriter Ljubisa Kozomara, as well as films about the king of rock&roll Elvis Presley. Singer Ana Đurić, a.k.a. Konstrakta, has also compiled her list of must-see movies as part of the Moj Izbor (My Choice) programme.
Japanese films inspired by the manga series “The Lone Wolf and Cub” will be screened also, while Kinoteka will host the documentary film festival Beldocs in mid-May (May 12-18).
The Focus screen programme, showcased from May 6 to 8, will be dedicated to the famous German director Wim Wenders, winner of the Palme d’Or, Golden Lion and Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement. Six of his films from the beginning of his career as a film director have been selected for screening – from “Alice in the Cities” (1974), through the iconic “Paris, Texas” (1984) and “The Sky Over Berlin” (1987), ending with “Until the End of the World” (1991).
The films from the “As Viewers Wish” (Po Željama Gledalaca) segment will be screened from May 9 to 11 and will include the famous films such as “Once Upon a Time in the West” (1968), directed by Sergio Leone, “The Conversation” (1974) by Francis Ford Coppola, “Dog Day Afternoon” (1975) by Sidney Lumet and others.
A special screening has been announced for May 24 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the premiere of one of the most popular films of the former Yugoslav cinema “Valter Brani Sarajevo” (1972) directed by Hajrudin Šiba Krvavec, in which Velimir Bata Živojinović and Ljubiša Samardžić played unforgettable roles.
From May 28 to June 4, the Woody Allen Encore film programme will feature 14 films directed by the famous director and actor, from “Everything you always wanted to know about sex (but were afraid to ask)” (1972) to “Midnight in Paris” (2011).
While the premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” is scheduled to take place at the Cannes Film Festival, Kinoteka’s audiences will be able to enjoy films in which rock&roll king Elvis Presley played main role, starting on May 9, at 11 a.m. The programme will include Boris Sagal’s “Girl Happy” (1965) and Michael D.’s “Paradise, Hawaiian Style” (1965). The documentary “The Last Show of Elvis Presley” (1970), directed by Denis Sanders, as well as films that deal with his persona in different ways – Tony Scott’s “True Romance” (1993), Jim Jarmusch’s “Mystery Train” (1989) and “Living Legend” (1998) – will all be showcased too.
Serbian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest, Ana Đurić Konstrakta, recommends her favourite films, which will be screened from May 19 to 23. Her list includes Mathieu Kassovitz’s “Hate” (1995), Lars von Trier’s “Dogville” (2003), Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” (1982), Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil” (1985) and several others.
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