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Tonight: Gala Screening of GUARDIANS OF THE FORMULA by Dragan Bjelogrlić

GUARDIANS OF THE FORMULA by Dragan Bjelogrlić will have a gala screening tonight at the National Theater of Sarajevo as part of the Competitive Programme – feature film, in which it is being shown out of competition.

Along with a screening held on August 15th at the Cineplexx Sarajevo Multiplex, a press conference took place, commencing with expressions of condolences to the victims of the tragic event in Gradačac.

Dragan Bjelogrlić invited the entire region to stand in solidarity in the fight against the scourge of violence.

"We come to Sarajevo relaxed and to enjoy ourselves with the Sarajevo audience. I love coming here. Last time in Sarajevo, we got lucky with the film TOMA, I hope it will be the same with this one," said Bjelogrlić.

Co-screenwriter Vuk Ršumović, the cast: Alexis Manenti, Olivier Barthélémy, Radivoj Bukvić, Maja Čamper, Alisa Radaković, Jovan Jovanović, Ognjen Micović and stage designers Jelena Sopić and Jovana Cvetković also spoke about the film.

The film GUARDIANS OF THE FORMULA is an adaptation of the novel "The Vinča Case" by Goran Milašinović. At the height of the Cold War, a group of scientists from the Vinca Institute work on a secret project supervised by Professor Dragoslav Popović. In a twist of fate, they are exposed to a deadly dose of radiation and taken by Yugoslav secret police for treatment at the Institut Curie Hospital in Paris. Led by Professor Georges Mathé, a team of French doctors concludes that the scientists' situation is critical and that their days are numbered. Although Professor Mathé has dedicated his life to the fight against nuclear weapons and despite despising the project the Yugoslav scientists were working on, he suggests performing the first ever bone-marrow graft on them, a delicate and risky procedure. The Yugoslav scientists confront a fraught question: Is professor Mathé suggesting experimentation on humans or truly trying to help them

GUARDIANS OF THE FORMULA had its premiere at the Locarno Film Festival, where it was awarded the Golden Leopard.

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