With the regional premiere of Men Don`t Cry by Alen Drljevic (recently awarded in Karlovy Vary) tonight on Kanli-kula will start the 31st Montenegro Film Festival in Herceg Novi, which will offer films in six selections and at several locations in the Old Town by 7th August.
The festival includes three selections of feature film, selection of a documentary film, student film selection and an industrial section.
The main program jury consists of directors Milcho Manchevski (Macedonia), Zrinko Ogresta (Croatia), Ines Tanovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Ivan Salatic (Montenegro) and actress Natasa Ninkovic (Serbia).
New selector of the main feature program Ivan Marinovic pointed out in his speech to the media that his predecessor Srdan Golubovic made important steps for the development of the Montenegro Film Festival and, speaking about this year`s program at Kanla Kula, stated, among other things,
"The main competition program consists of eight selected films of regional production, which belong to the domain of communicative arthouse film, dealing with the critical analysis of today`s Europe (both the European Union and the countries that act accordingly) through the prism of film heroes. We are especially proud of the privilege of displaying Alen Drljevic` Men Don`t Cry as a regional premiere. This powerful acting film, with the abundance of adequate irony, reveals new dimensions of the conflict within the Yugoslav territory: When the day had no name by Teona Strugar Mitevska, comes after a successful screening in Berlin. Through the subversive treatment of the tragic Macedonian case "monster" written about by the Montenegrin media, the author looks for the causes of the Balkan conflicts. "
He then went on to say that in the program is also Requiem for Mrs.J, Quit Staring at My Plate, Glory, The Fixer by the interesting Romanian director Adrian Sitaru, who is for the first time presented to the audience in Montenegro.
The "Cinema Europe" program is a non-competitive, dedicated to fans of arthouse film. The selection of the documentary program (selector Vladimir Perović) takes place under the slogan "Does It Have the Beauty to Save This World" and includes 30 films from 32 countries from all continents, while the student film selection (selector Dušan Kasalica) will feature 17 student films from Croatia, BiH, Up, Serbia, Romania, Slovenia, Greece, Israel.