On the last, seventh day of the festival, on Friday, July 23, at the Summer Stage in Palić, Main Competition Program at 9 pm presents film The Duke by Roger Mitchell, while section Parallels and Encounters, at the cinema Abazija in Palić, presents films Ghosts by Turkish director Azra Deniz Okyay (5 pm) and Parquet by Russian director Aleksandr Mindadze (7 pm). The Festival will be officially closed at the Summer Stage with the awarding of the Golden Tower for the Best Film, the Palić Tower for the Best Director, as well as the Special Jury Awards. On the same occasion, the Best Film from the Parallels and Encounters program will be announced.
The plot of The Duke is set in 1961 when Kempton Bunton, a 60-year-old taxi driver, steals Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. He is ready to return the canvas on the condition that the Government of the United Kingdom invests more in funds for the care of the elderly.
Film Ghosts talks about the day of nation-wide power surge, when four characters from very different walks of life coincide through a web of drug trafficking in the ghettos of Istanbul. Film Parquet follows the creators of the legendary Tango à Trois who reunite to perform 25 years after the breakup. Determined to spend the night as if they had never aged, they face reality when they see their families in the audience.
As a special screening, first two episodes of a new Serbian series Kljun, directed by Jelena Gavrilović and Uroš Tomić, will be premiered at the Summer Stage in Palić at 11 pm. In the focus of this series is Sonja Kljun, an ambitious detective from Belgrade, sent to Subotica to investigate a series of suspicious suicides. But after the investigation leads her to a serious conspiracy, dreams from her traumatic past and even more horrific future start to haunt her.
Slovenia in Focus program presents a short film Port of Mars by Mauro Lainšček at the Eurocinema in Subotica at 5 pm, and after that a feature-length documentary Music Is the Art of Time 3: LP Film Laibach by Igor Zupe, which is a spectacular portrait of the world famous, industrial music cult group of an original art concept.
New Hungarian Film section, at the Eurocinema in Subotica, presents film Cream directed by Lakos Nóra, with the main protagonist Nora, who, after a love shipwreck, opens a bakery and sells pastries named after famous unfortunate love couples from film history.
Eco Dox section, at the Lifka Art Cinema in Subotica, from 5 pm, presents films Living Water by a Czech director Pavel Borecký and Stublaja - Ordinary Miracle by Branko Lazić. At the Abazia cinema in Palić at 3 pm, the audience will be able to watch five films from the EFA shorts selection.Back to...