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SARAJEVO 2014

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The Sarajevo guest list is ready

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- Gael García Bernal and his Amores perros, the directors of Bridges of Sarajevo and Of Horses and Men, kickstart the 20th edition of the festival

The Sarajevo guest list is ready
Gael García Bernal

Gael García Bernal will open the 20th Sarajevo Film Festival on the night of 15 August with Amores perros. The Mexican  actor, who, along with Agnès B. and Danis Tanović, will be one of three recipients of the Honorary Hearts of Sarajevo this year, will also meet the participants of Sarajevo Talents, an initiative organized in cooperation with the Berlinale; Oscar-winner Melissa Leo will also be attending.

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On the opening night, Cristi Puiu, Vladimir Perišić, Aida Begić, Marc Recha, Angela Schanelec and Isild Le Besco will personally present the omnibus Bridges of Sarajevo [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
in a gala screening which will usher in the international feature film competition. In it, Europe will be represented by: Song of My Mother, from Erol Mintaş; Three Windows and a Hanging [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Arben Zharku
interview: Isa Qosja
film profile
]
, from Isa Qosja; three works screened at the Berlinale such as Brides [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Tinatin Kajrishvili
film profile
]
, from Tinatin Kajrishvili; Land of Storms [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Adam Csaszi
festival scope
film profile
]
, from Ádám Császi, and Macondo [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Sudabeh Mortezai
film profile
]
, from Suzabeh Mortezai, and, coming directly from Locarno, A Blast [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Syllas Tzoumerkas
film profile
]
, by Greek Syllas Tzoumerkas, and Cure - The Life of Another [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Andrea Staka
film profile
]
, by Andrea Staka. Out of competition the omnibuses A Quintet [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
and Equals will be shown, while in the gala screening we’ll see White God [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Kornél Mundruczó
film profile
]
, by Kornel Mundruczó, who’s returning to Sarajevo after chairing the jury of the 18th edition.

Also on the guest list are, among others, director Michel Hazanavicius and actress Bérénice Bejo, with their film The Search [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Michel Hazanavicius
film profile
]
; Jasmila Žbanić, who will screen Love Island [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
in the company of actors Ariane Labed, Ermin Bravo, Leon Lučev and Ada Condeescu; Mike Leigh, with Mr Turner [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Mike Leigh
film profile
]
; Paweł Pawlikovski, with the award-winning Ida [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
film profile
]
, and winner of the latest Golden Bear, Yi'nan Diao, who will show Black Coal, Thin Ice.

Worth mentioning are this edition’s two honorees: Arsen Dedić, one of the best and most prolific songwriters in the region, and Michael Winterbottom, whose works will be the subject of a retrospective.

The Sarajevo festival will finish up on 23 August after showing 247 movies, divided among 19 sections and coming from 60 different countries.

(Translated from Spanish)

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