Sarajevo Laško Summer Nights to open with Amy
by Vladan Petkovic
- The programme includes documentary competition title One Day in Sarajevo, along with A German Youth, Citizenfour and Paco de Lucía: A Journey
The Sarajevo Film Festival has revealed the line-up for its open air programme, Laško Summer Nights, which features some of the most talked-about documentaries of the year as well as one of the festival's documentary competition films, One Day in Sarajevo by Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanić.
The programme will kick-off with Asif Kapadia's Amy [+see also:
film profile] and will include two more music portraits: Brett Morgen's Cobain: Montage of Heck and Curro Sánchez's Paco de Lucía: A Journey [+see also:
B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989 [+see also:
film profile] by Jörg A. Hoppe, Klaus Maeck, Heiko Lange, which combines music, art and chaos in the West-Berlin of the 1980s, will represent a bridge between the music-related titles and more politically inclined documentaries such as Jean-Gabriel Périot's marvellous archive footage documentary A German Youth [+see also:
film profile]- about the 1960 student movement in Germany and the Baader-Meinhof Group- which held its world premiere at the Berlinale and recently won the SCAM Award at Cinéma du Réel.
In addition to Laura Poitras' Citizenfour [+see also:
film profile] and Crystal Moselle's The Wolfpack, the line-up includes SFF documentary competition title, One Day in Sarajevo [+see also:
interview: Jasmila Žbanić
film profile], by Žbanić. The Bosnian-Austrian co-production chronicles the 100th anniversary of Gavrilo Princip's assassination of Franz Ferdinand- heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire- sparking the First World War. The film presents various perspectives on the event by comparing and contrasting footage filmed by contemporary residents of Sarajevo (with small cameras and mobile phones) on the anniversary with scenes from feature films about the assassination by filmmakers from Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina and the United Kingdom.