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Sections "Best of Europe", "Europe 4 kids" and "Classics on the Square" in the pre-festival programmme of the 29th European Film Festival Palić



In this year's pre-festival program of the European Film Festival Palić, from July 2 to 8, the sections "Best of Europe" and "Europe 4 kids" will be presented at the Eurocinema in Subotica, while the section "Classics on the Square" from 9 to 13 July will be screened in open-air cinema, at the Freedom Square in Subotica.

The pre-festival program will traditionally be opened by the "Best of Europe" section, which consists of European films that marked the previous year. This section includes seven films from Denmark, Greece, France, Belgium and Romania. The repertoire brings "The Worst Person in the World" by Joachim Trier, "Man of God" by Jelena Popović, "Benedetta" by Paul Verhoefen, "Titan" by Julia Ducournau, "The Beauty of Diversity" by Bernard Campan, "Illusions Perdues" by Xavier Giannoli and "Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn” by Radu Jude. Screenings take place every day from July 2 to 8 at 9 p.m.

European Film Festival Palić, following contemporary trends in Europe and listening to the needs of the audience, last year introduced "Europe 4 kids" section, which will screen seven films for children from Denmark, Germany, France, Austria and Serbia. From July 2 to 8, at 5 pm, the audience will be able to watch "Dreambuilders" directed by Kim Hagen Jensen, "Maya the Bee 3: the Golden Orb" by Noel Cleary, "The Wolf and the Lion" by Gilles de Maistre, "School of the Magical Animals" by Gregor Schnitzler, Holger Tappe's "Monster Family 2", Tomer Eshed's "Dragon Rider", and Radivoje Andrić's "How I Learned to Fly".

In the section "Classics on the Square", in the ambience of the open air cinema at the Freedom Square in Subotica, from July 9 to 13 at 9 pm, European films from the previous decade, which have already gained cult status among critics and audiences, will be screened. Audience will be able to see exciting works from Hungary, Italy, Sweden, France and Denmark: "White God" (Kornél Mundruczó), "The Great Beauty" (Paolo Sorrentino), "Higher Power (The Tourist)" (Ruben Östlund), "Serial (Bad) Weddings” (Philippe de Chauveron), and “Only God Forgives” (Nicolas Winding Refn).

From July 9 to 13, at 5 pm in the Eurocinema, the audience will be able to watch the homage program to this year’s Aleksandar Lifka Award laureates.

Palić Film Festival was founded in 1992 and from the former small and unpretentious Palić Film Evenings, through persistent attempts to create a serious regional festival in difficult times of isolation and the first attempts to connect the cinemas of warring countries, it grew into an important point on the map of European film festivals. Since 2003, it has become European Film Festival Palić, promoting works of European authors, and thus a gathering place for the most important artists who shape the cultural scene of Europe. The Festival guests, among others, were Nikita Mikhalkov, Ken Loach, Roy Anderson, Ken Russell, Brian Cox, Theo Angelopoulos, Christie Puyu, Jiri Menzl, as well as the biggest names of Serbian and Yugoslav cinema. EFF Palić is also the winner of the EFFE award (organized by the European Festival Association) for the best European art festival in the period of 2017-18.

By choosing the best achievements of contemporary European cinematography that does not accept compromises, European Film Festival Palić proves, in accordance with the values it has been actively promoting for more than two decades, that every attempt to emancipate and renew critical consciousness makes sense.

European Film Festival Palić was supported by the European Union through the Creative Europe MEDIA programme, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia, Provincial Secretary of Culture, Public Information and Relations with Religious Communities of Vojvodina, City of Subotica, Festival’s longtime sponsor - Gorki List, and numerous other partners and media partners.

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