72nd Cannes Film Festival will be opened on Tuesday, 14th May. This year, as well, Bosnia and Herzegovina will have representatives at this important film event..
A minor Bosnian and Herzegovnian co-production LES HÉROS NE MEURENT JAMAIS (HEROES DON’T DIE) by Aude Léa Rapin will be screened at Semaine de la Critique at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. This film is co-production between France, Belgium and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnian co.producer is Amra Bakšić Čamo with SCCA/pro.ba production company.
Also, five short films produced as a result of Southeast European Factory (SEE Factory) will open Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 2019 (Quinzaine des réalisateurs). These films were made by athor duos, five from the region and other five from all around the world:
LOVE SUPREME, Dušan Kasalica (Montenegro) and Teodora Ana Mihai (Rumunia / Belgium)
RED STAIN, Urška Djukić (Slovenia) and Gabriel Tzafka (Greece / Danmark)
THE SIGN, Eleonora Veninova (Macedonia) and Yona Rozenkier (Israel / Switzerland)
MOMMY, Maša Šarović (Srbia) and Sharon Angelhart (Israel);
SPIT, Neven Samardžić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Carolina Markowitz (Brasil).
Films are produced by Sarajevo Film Festival (Obala Art Center), with a support of regional film centers: Serbian Film Center, Macedonian Film Agency, Slovenian Film Centre, Macedonian Film Center and the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Sarajevo, in collaboration with Sarajevo Film Academy.
Film ICE ON FIRE directed by Leila Conners will have Speacial Screening. Director of Photography is Bosnian cinematographer and director Harun Mehmedinović.
Also, TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE by Ena Sendijarević, premiered at Rotterdam Film Festivalu where it won Tiger Award, will be screened at ACID program at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
The winner of the second European Film Challenge organized by the Association of Filmmakers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milan Senić from Sarajevo, will be visiting Cannes Film Festival.
This years’ Cannes Film Festival will take place to 25th May and Bosnia and Herzegovina will also participate under the South East European Pavilion at Marche du Film.