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