FESTIVALS: Twelve Films in Main Competition Programme of European Film Festival Palić 2021


    BELGRADE:The 28th edition of the European Film Festival Palić will take place in its traditional midsummer slot, from 17 to 23 July 2021 at Palić Lake and the nearby town of Subotica in the north of Serbia. More than 130 films will be screened and presented in 15 programme sections, focusing exclusively on European productions. This year’s edition is once again organised by the Open University Subotica / Otvoreni univerzitet Subotica.

    Three features in the main competition programme come straight from the Cannes Film Festival 2021 official programmes.

    This year the honourary Aleksandar Lifka Awards for the contribution to European film are given to Serbian actor Aleksandar Berčerk and German director Christian Petzold. An additional special Aleksandra Lifka Award for the contribution to cinematographies of the region goes to Slovenian actress Milena Zupančič.

    The main competition programme, which includes the world premiere of  the Serbian film Bad Blood / Nečista krv / Greh predaka directed by Milutin Petrović, consists of the following twelve features:

    The Mauritanian (UK)
    Directed by Kevin Macdonald

    A Blue Flower / Plavi cvijet (Croatia, Serbia)
    Directed by Zrinko Ogresta
    Produced by Interfilm (Croatia)
    Coproduced by Zillion film (Serbia)
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Film Center Serbia

    France (France, Italy, Germany, Belgium)
    Directed by Bruno Dumont

    The Worst Person in the World (Norway)
    Directed by Joachim Trier

    Only Human (North Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria, UNMIK Kosovo*, Slovenia)
    Directed by Igor Ivanov
    Produced by Skopje Film Studio (North Macedonia), Art & Popcorn (Serbia), Gala Film (Bulgaria), Trigger, UNMIK (Kosovo), Iridium Film (Slovenia)
    Bad Blood by Milutin PetrovićSupported by the North Macedonia Film Agency, Film Center Serbia

    Natural Light / Természetes fény (Hungary, Latvia, France, Germany, Poland)
    Directed by Dénes Nagy
    Produced by Campfilm
    Coproduced by Mistrus Media (Latvia), Lilith Films, Propeller Film (Poland), ZDF/ARTE, Proton Cinema (Hungary)
    Supported by the National Film Institute – Hungary, Eurimages, the National Film Centre of Latvia

    Brother’s Keeper / Okul Tıraşı (Turkey, Romania)
    Directed by: Ferit Karahan
    Produced by Asteros Film
    Coproduced by Flama Booking
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre

    Petrov’s Flu (Russia, Switzerland, France, Germany)
    Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov

    Copilot / Die Welt wird eine andere sein (Germany, France)
    Directed by Anne Zohra Berrached

    Bad Blood / Nečista krv – Greh predaka (Serbia)
    Directed by Milutin Petrović
    Produced by This and That Productions
    Supported by Film Center Serbia, MEDIA Creative Europe

    I Never Cry / Jak najdalej stąd (Poland)
    Directed by Piotr Domalewski
    Produced by Akson Studio
    Coproduced by MK1, TVP
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute, Warmia-Masuria Film Fund, Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission, S481 (Rialtas na hEireann Government of Ireland), Eurimages, Screen Ireland

    The Duke (UK)
    Directed by Roger Michell