Laško Summer Nights
The Sarajevo Film Festival and beer Laško – the exclusive sponsor of the 18th Sarajevo Film Festival announce new, rich, and unique events which will enhance this year’s Festival.
For the second year now, visitors of the Sarajevo Film Festival will be able to enjoy screenings of the films under the open sky, within the programme LAŠKO SUMMER NIGHTS, located between the National and the Historical Museums.
The audience will be able to take a comfortable seat and in the atmosphere of a night picnic follow the film programme specially created for that occasion.
In order to make each evening pass in the good spirit up till its end, after the evening screening, the same location will be transformed into the PARTY ZONE, where the visitors will be able to enjoy their time until late night hours listening to the music by the best DJs.
World-class screenings of the remarkable film realizations under the starry night, music, relaxed atmosphere and the entire assortment of the Laško products will offer unforgettable moments to all the visitors of the LAŠKO SUMMER NIGHTS of the 18th Sarajevo Film Festival.
France, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Algeria, 2011, HD CAM (HDTV), Colour, 93 min.
Director: Safinez Bousbia
Screenplay: Safinez Bousbia
Music: Sodi Marciszewer, El Gusto
Safinez Bousbia's ambitious and moving documentary tells the amazing story of the reunion and reconciliation of a group of Muslim and Jewish musicians fifty years after their separation during the Algerian Civil War and follows their story as they are brought back together to form a new orchestra, “El Gusto,” and perform at an extraordinary concert in France.
The film is inspired by the director's visit to Algiers in 2003. Intrigued by some old photographs of a music class from the 1940s, she set out to track down these lost friends, now aged between 70 and 100 and living across Algeria and France. Five decades after their first lessons at the Conservatory of Algiers under the legendary master El Hadj M'Hamed El Anka, the members of El Gusto now recount the country's turbulent history and their undying passion for “Chabbi” - a rhythmic and unique cocktail of Andalusian, Berber, Arabic and Flamenco music traditions. Chabbi was the homegrown music of the Algerian Casbah; the music of the streets, the coffee shops and weddings that united (and defied) religion, class, and ethnicity.
FROM THE SKY DOWN
USA, United Kingdom, 2011, HD CAM (HDTV), Colour and b&w, 90 min.
Director: Davis Guggenheim
Screenplay: Davis Guggenheim
Music: Michael Brook, U2
On the 20th anniversary of U2's innovative album Achtung Baby, Oscar winning director Davis Guggenheim recreates in detail the making of the album and the circumstances that led to its recording. Guggenheim, Bono, Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton return to Berlin, where the album was recorded at the time of the fall of the Berlin wall. He discovers that behind the success story laid a creative crisis. Rare materials from recording sessions and interviews with the band and legendary producer Brian Eno reveal a vulnerable and not so well known aspect of one of the world's most successful bands. A desperate search for a new direction culminated in a historic album with an unprecedented fusion of rock and electronic music.
THIS MUST BE THE PLACE
Italy, France, Ireland, 2011, 35 mm , Colour, 118 min.
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Screenplay: Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello
Music: David Byrne, Will Oldham
Cast: Eve Hewson, Frances McDormand, Harry Dean Stanton, Judd Hirsch, Kerry Condon, Sean Penn, Shea Whigham
Cheyenne is a former rock star. At 50 he still dresses 'Goth' and lives in Dublin off his royalties. The death of his father, with whom he wasn't on speaking terms, brings him back to New York. He discovers his father had an obsession: to seek revenge for a humiliation he had suffered. Cheyenne decides to pick up where his father left off, and starts a journey, at his own pace, across America.
RE:GENERATION MUSIC PROJECT
USA, 2012, HD CAM (HDTV), Colour, 82 min.
Director: Amir Bar-Lev
Screenplay: Amir Bar-Lev
A catalyst of musical innovation, RE:GENERATION MUSIC PROJECT follows five electronic DJs/Producers as they collaborate with some of the of the most influential artists of all time from five different genres. Challenged to bring forth their unique creative vision, DJ Premier, The Crystal Method, Pretty Lights, Mark Ronson and Skrillex each set out to re-imagine a specific genre of music and create an original track. The documentary, directed by Amir Bar-Lev, celebrates music's past, present and future by candidly revealing the artists' creative process as they use technology to mix the musical styles of generations and bring to light the originality of electronic music.
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN
Sweden, United Kingdom, 2012, HD CAM (HDTV), Colour, 85 min.
Director: Malik Bendjelloul
Screenplay: Malik Bendjelloul
Music: Sixto Rodriguez
In the late '60s, a musician was discovered in a Detroit bar by two celebrated producers who were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics. They recorded an album that they believed was going to secure his reputation as one of the greatest recording artists of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, it became a phenomenon. Two South African fans then set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation led them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez. This is a film about hope, inspiration and the resonating power of music.
VINYLMANIA: WHEN LIFE RUNS AT 33 REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE
Italy, France, Germany, 2011, HD CAM (HDTV), Colour, 76 min, English, Italian, French, Japanese, Czech
Director: Paolo Campana
Screenplay: Paolo Campana
Music: Marco Torrisi
"My mother used to wake me up with a vinyl record. It's the first thing I remember about life. Many years have passed but vinyl records have never abandoned me. And you? Have you ever listened to a vinyl record? With its unique sound and crackling that gives you butterflies. Have you ever plunged into the colours of the sleeves artwork? Have you smelled it? Music captures a unique taste, seductive."
In VINYLMANIA, director Paolo Campana guides us through the grooves of an object that has never lost its soul. He investigates what makes it so legendary in a world dominated by liquid music: Simple nostalgia? Possession? The search for an identity? A cry against the fast food music? The digital river that has no heart or soul, just ones and zeros… From Tokyo to New York, London, Paris and Prague we meet a tribe of collectors, Djs, musicians and artists. We explore the stores where passion is transformed into fever and the factories that have resumed stamping millions of copies. Vinyl records are back!