First Open Air Programme Films and Guests Announced
Sarajevo Film Festival audience this year again will have an opportunity to see the remarkable films at one of the most attractive festival stages !hej Open Air cinema.
The first films that will be screened at the Open Air program were announced at a press conference Tuesday. Winner of the Jury Prize of 65th Cannes Film Festival, THE ANGELS' SHARE by Ken Loach, the French blockbuster THE INTOUCHABLES by Oliver Nakache and Eric Toledano, as well as I, ANNA by Barnaby Southcombe will be screened at the !hej Open Air cinema.
THE ANGELS' SHARE
United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Italy, 2012
Director: Ken Loach
Screenplay: Paul Laverty
Cast: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Gary Maitland, Jasmin Riggins, William Ruane, Roger Allam, Siobhan Reilly
Ken Loach’s THE ANGELS' SHARE, winner of the Jury Prize at 65th Cannes Film Festival will be screened at the !hej Open Air cinema at the 18th Sarajevo Film Festival.
This comedy noir was screened as part of the Cannes Film Festival’s Competition Program and the film again represents a result of successful cooperation between Ken Loach and his longtime scriptwriter Paul Laverty, a former railways employee and political activist.
Loach and Laverty have been working together for 16 years and the most distinguished film critics consider THE ANGELS' SHARE to be undoubtedly the most entertaining and warmest film the duo has ever made.
THE ANGELS' SHARE is a story of Robbie, a young man from Glasgow, sentenced to community service for violence. After he sneaks into a maternity hospital to see his son Luke for the first time, Robbie swears to make his son’s life better.
When a social worker takes him to whiskey tasting event it turns out that Robbie has a distinguished taste. You will find out through a lot of laughter and fun what benefits Robbie will see from his talent.
ACTOR PAUL BRANNIGAN
ACTOR GARY MAITLAND
Director and screenplay: Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano
Cast: Francoise Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny
Audience of the18th Sarajevo Film Festival will have an opportunity to see a comedy by French directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, INTOUCHABLES.
This touching, yet funny story about two seemingly completely opposite people has so far attracted more than 30 million viewers worldwide and is considered a French blockbuster in its own right.
The film won the prestigious David di Donatello award for the Best European Film, as well as the Grand Prix at the Tokyo Film Festival, while one of the main protagonists of the film, Omar Sy, received the highest award of French cinematography, the César, in the best actor category. Sy also shared the Best Actor Award at the Tokyo Film Festival with his film partner Francoise Cluzet.
Audiences around the world have been drawn by this true story of two men who seemingly have nothing in common, yet they become inseparable. Philippe, a millionaire, stuck in a wheelchair after a paragliding accident, engages Driss, an immigrant from the suburbs of Paris who recently got out of prison, as a personal caretaker.
The audience will be thrilled to see how the two of them combine serious conversation and jokes, Vivaldi and Earth, Wind and Fire, elegant diction and street jive, suits and tracksuits… The two worlds will clash and make peace and that will result in a friendship which is insane, comical and powerful just as much as it is unexpected, while the unique link will make them just untouchable. The audience can expect a warm story, as well as laughter and fun!
United Kingdom, Germany, France, 2012
Director and Screenplay: Barnaby Southcombe
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Gabriel Byrne, Hayley Atwell, Eddie Marsan, Jodhi May, Ralph Brown, Max Deacon, Honor Blackman
Another exciting film arrives to the Open Air cinema this year. It is a debut full length feature film by Barnaby Southcombe, a thriller entitled I, ANNA, which has been screened at this year's International Film Festival in Berlin, as part of the Berlinale Special programme.
This touching film noir is told from the perspective of an intriguing woman (played by the remarkable Charlotte Rampling), the main suspect in a murder case, who becomes an obsession of the detective in charge of the case (Gabriel Byrne).
This highly stylized psychological thriller, set in the gloomy and dark London, brings about a series of dramatic reversals in relations between a man and a woman.
Detective Chief Inspector Bernie Reid hasn't slept for weeks. Recently separated from his wife and son, he prowls the city as it sleeps. He fields a call to an apartment, where he finds divorcee George Stone bludgeoned to death. Near the scene of the crime, Bernie is distracted by an encounter with a female passer-by, who leaves a lasting impression: Anna. He follows Anna and when they finally meet at a singles' party, the mutual attraction is instant, although Anna has no recollection of Bernie, nor of the night they first met. As evidence begins to point to Anna's involvement in Stone's murder, Bernie's professional judgement battles with his desire for intimacy and love…
DIRECTOR BARNABY SOUTHCOMBE
ACTRESS CHARLOTTE RAMPLING
PRODUCER CHRISTOPHER SIMON