FESTIVALS: The 12th Küstendorf Film and Music Festival Kicks Off


    MEĆAVNIK: Twenty one short films were selected for the Competition Programme of the 12th edition of the Kustendorf Film and Music Festival, taking place in Mećavnik from 11 to 16 January 2019. The festival initiated by Emir Kusturica also screened his latest film, El Pepe, a Life Supreme.

    The Competition Programme counts 15 fiction films, three documentaries, two animated and one experimental short film, from all over the world. The films were selected from among 718 submissions.

    Slavko Štimac and Sergi Lopez are this year recipients of the festival’s official Award for Future Films. Other guests are American actor Matt Dillon, French screenwriter/director David Oelhoffen, Kazakh film director Adilkhan Yerzhanov, as well as actors Luca Chikovani and Adriano Tardiolo and producer Andrea Gambetta from Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro.

    This year the festival’s slogan is The Perfect Dozen. The festival is organised by The Rasta International production company and it is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, Mećavnik Grad and TNSO.

    Competition Programme:

    Hasta siempre, comandante (Spain, Cuba, Syria)
    Directed by Faisal Attrache

    To Hell with Marie (USA, France)
    Directed by Léopold Dewolf

    Slaughter (Iran)
    Directed by Saman Hosseinpuor & Ako Zandkarimi

    Kustendorf 2019 posterAll These Creatures (Australia)
    Directed by Charles Williams

    How to Swim (Israel)
    Directed by Noa Gusakov

    The Last Tale about Earth (Poland)
    Directed by Magdalena Seweryn & Igor Polaniewicz

    Being More Like Bagsy (Norway)
    Directed by Mikkel Storm Glomstein

    Costacurta (Republic of Srpska)
    Directed by Saša Karanović

    Elizabeth (Poland)
    Directed by Wojciech Klimala

    The Monk (Macedonia)
    Directed by Zharko Ivanov

    Titanyum (Turkey, Canada)
    Directed by Gökçe Erdem

    All Inclusive (Switzerland)
    Directed by Corina Schwingruber Ilić

    Autumn Waltz (Serbia, USA)
    Directed by Ognjen Petković

    I’ve Got Something for You, Too (Poland)
    Directed by Iwo Kondefer

    Manila Is Full of Men Named Boy (Philippines)
    Directed by Andrew Stephen Lee

    The Divine Way (Germany)
    Directed by Ilaria Di Carlo

    Five Minutes to Sea (Russia)
    Directed by Natalia Mirzoyan

    Kapital (Russia)
    Directed by Ivan Perekatov

    Mitosis (Germany)
    Directed by Halit Ruhat Yildiz

    Satan (Switzerland)
    Directed by Carlos Tapia González

    The Fold of Cowards (Spain)
    Directed by Xabier Alconero