Two Special Screenings on the Second Day of the Festival

MY NAME IS HMMM... by fashion designer and this year's recipient of the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo agnès b. (Agnès Troublé) and MR. TURNER by Mike Leigh will be screened as a part of the Special Screenings Programme.

The Special Screenings programme opens today (16 August) with a screening of a film by director, fashion designer and this year's recipient of the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo agnès b. (Agnès Troublé). The film, MY NAME IS HMMM..., is about a twelve-year old runaway Céline.

She meets Peter, a Scottish truck driver in his forties. On the road, along stops and in encounters with others, Céline experiences her first true moments of childhood with lightness and trust. She wants to see it all, to live it all. Peter becomes the friend of her dreams. He offers this wounded girl a chance to finally have a normal life.

agnès b. (Agnès Troublé) grew up in Versailles. She wanted to be a curator, to be closer to the arts, for which she was already passionate as a teenager. By chance and necessity, she became a designer and opened her first boutique on Rue du Jour when she created her brand agnès b.

Forever involved with art and artists, she tackled film and established Love Streams, her film company.  She also publishes a free magazine, Point d'Ironie, with each issue dedicated to one artist. Having always wished to express herself in ways other than just design, a long time ago she wrote the story MY NAME IS HMMM... in a couple of days and was finally able to shoot the film in 2012, and then edit it with her great friend Jeff Nicorosi.

The film will be screened at Multiplex Cinema City, at 17:30.

On Saturday (16 August), the Festival programme brings us two special screenings. One is the latest film by the multi-award winning director Mike Leigh, who—quick reminder—was the recipient of the 2006 Honorary Heart of Sarajevo.

MR. TURNER is based on the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851), who was simultaneously adored and condemned by both the public and the royal family.

Mike Leigh was born in Salford, England. A Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) graduate, almost every film he has been involved with has won numerous awards. His feature film directorial debut, BLEAK MOMENTS (1971), won both the Golden Hugo at the Chicago Film Festival and the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. 

The screening will take place at Meeting Point Cinema, at 18:00, and will be attended by the director himself.

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