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Robert De Niro Opening 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival, Welcome!

Actor Robert De Niro is going to open the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival at the National Theatre.

After the opening ceremony, in front of a 3,000-strong audience at the Open Air Cinema, De Niro will be presented with the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo, a Lifetime Achievement Award, for the first time presented in this festival.

The Festival will open with Martin Scorsese’s iconic and recently restored “Taxi Driver”, the movie celebrating its 40th anniversary, being shown simultaneously at the National Theatre and Open Air Cinema at 9.00 p.m.

The Festival Opening will be accompanied by a series of events launched at festival locations earlier today. As customary, a formal reception for guests and partners of the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival will take place in the Festival Square at 6.30 p.m. on the opening day.

The Red Carpet ceremony outside the Sarajevo National Theatre where Robert De Niro will appear begins at 8.00 p.m., followed by the formal Opening Ceremony. This year, the honour of hosting the opening ceremony belongs to the young Bosnian actress Alena Džebo.

Get ready for a special night and put some warm clothes on as the weathercasters predict a chilly August night.

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