Rediscovering the cinema

  ZORAN TRKLJA Gust Van den Berghe is a director and writer, known for LITTLE BABY JESUS OF FLANDR (2010), BLUE BIRD (2011) and LUCIFER (2014) which is a final installment in a three-part series in which Van den Berghe focused on religion. For the shooting of the film you developed unique equipment in order to fully reach your ideas. Tell us something more about

Nihilistic comedy with an absurd edge

German director Dietrich Bruggemann is here on the Palić Festival for fifth time. He was the memeber of jury in 2006, and after presenting his movies in 2010, 2013 and last year. This time he is presenting his newest movie HEIL, black humor comedy about neonazis, which is going to be shown in Official Selection. A bunch of Nazis wants to invade Poland for the

Common people have no choice

  BORISLAV STANIĆ First long-length feature film by Turkish director Emine Emel Balcı is an intimate story about relationships, focused on Sarap, a girl in quest for love. She fears from people since she grew up in an orphanage, but at the same time she lust for a close relationship. Emel Balci speaks about motifs that led her during the creation of UNTIL I LOSE

Glance at the Romanian youth

Davor Bašić Palković Drama THE WORLD IS MINE, which shows us suffocating journey of teenage girl Larisa, is the debut film of young Romanian filmmaker Nicolae Constantin Tanase. Before screening at Palić’s Official Selection, it won Best First Feature Award in the Romanian Days competition of the 14 Transilvania International Film Festival and Special Mention in the East of the West competition at this year’s

More human than humans: an interview with Ion De Sosa, by Sofija Vuković

Together with four other young filmmakers from Spain Ion De Sosa is one of the winners of the Underground Spirit Award at the European Film Festival in Palic. His latest feature Androids Dream was shown as a part of the Young Spirit of Europe programme that focuses on new and innovative works of European cinema.

Existentialism in Time of War

Tamara Kolarić, with priceless contribution by Pavle Simjanović (Film Critics Workshop) “Roukli”, the latest film by Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu, had its world premiere here at the European Film Festival in Palić, Serbia. We sat down with the director to discuss his turn further into darkness, but also into optimism, the intricacies of Zen, and


Young director from Belgrade, Marko Grba Singh is the author of several short documentaries. At the recently closed FID International Film Festival in Marseille he was awarded with the MENTION SPÉCIALE by the French Competition Jury to a first film in the Official Selection for his film ABDUL & HAMZA. In his interview with the Festival Newsletter he states that he would like to jump

Portray of the typical Icelanders

DAVOR BAŠIĆ PALKOVIĆ Icelandic drama RAMS is one of the this year’s most interesting European movies. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival 2015. where it won the main award. Director of the film Grímur Hákonarson speaks about inspiration for the RAMS, success in Cannes and Icelandic cinema. What inspired you to make RAMS? My parents grew up

Thrilled with a film with no words

  VESNA MILIVOJEVIĆ Russian director Alexander Kott won the grand prix for best film at Kinotavr Festival in Sochi, and the film critics awarded him with the highest recognition of their association – the “White elephant”. The award for his film TEST, screened within the Parallels and encounters programme of the European Film Festival was handed to him today by the world renowned Russian director

Petar Mitrić

Davor Bašić Palković The motto of this year’s Festival is “European dream”. How does this syntagm define what we are going to see? The motto clearly alludes to the syntagm “the American dream” and it poses the question whether there is a similar concept in Europe. If there isn’t, why isn’t there? If there is, how does it look like?  Each day here in Subotica