The 47th International Film Festival - FEST begins on February 22nd, and as many as 125 films will be screened until March 3rd.
Film titles such as The Wife, If Beale Street Could Talk, Leave No Trace, Eighth Grade, come to us from the Hollywood studio Sony Pictures and will be part of the repertoire that will be presented at this year's International Festival FEST. These films will have their premieres and screenings only for the duration of the Festival because they will not be on the cinema repertoires after the Festival. This is therefore a unique opportunity to watch these multi-award winning films.
Glenn Close was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for the film The Wife. You will have the opportunity to watch the film at this year's FEST. "Behind any great man, there's always a greater woman - and you're about to meet her. Joan Castleman: a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty - the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe and his skyrocketing literary career. And Joan's reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe's Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel in a spectacular body of work, Joan's coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career." This is one of many films coming from the Sony Pictures Studio that should not be missed.
One of the films that will attract the younger audience is the film Eighth Grade. “Eighth-grader Kayla Day always has her phone in hand, hoping to find connections online that might make up for those she’s unable to forge in everyday life. She makes YouTube videos aimed at other adolescents dealing with similar issues—feelings of isolation, anxiety and invisibility—but after so easily summoning this wisdom and confidence when addressing her (barely existent) audience, Kayla finds it paralyzingly difficult to apply in real situations. In the final week of a thus-far-disastrous school year—and with high school looming on the horizon—Kayla struggles to bridge the gap between how she perceives herself and who she believes she should be.” The director of this film is Bo Burnham, a famous stand-up comedian and actor for whom this is a directorial debut. The film premiered at the Sundance Festival.
Ladies in Black is one of the inevitable films at renowned film festivals. The film is set in Sydney in the summer of 1959, against the backdrop of Australia's cultural awakening, breakdown of class structures and liberation of women. It tells the coming-of-age story of suburban schoolgirl Lisa, who, while waiting for her final high school exam results with dreams of going to the University of Sydney, takes a summer job at a large department store. Here she works side-by-side with a group of saleswomen who open her eyes to a world beyond her sheltered existence and foster her metamorphosis.
The film Leave No Trace is also one of the titles to watch on the big screen. Will and his teenage daughter Tom lead a seemingly idyllic existence in a large nature reserve in Oregon, and have done so for years. Far from the prying eyes of authorities, they forage for food, and Will passes on both survival skills and a moral code to the smart and curious Tom. When the two are discovered, they are removed from the park and placed under the care of social services, who do everything possible to keep father and daughter together. The film won several awards, and was screened at film festivals in Cannes, Toronto and Sundance.
Here are some of the titles that come from the Sony Studio that will be screened as well: Gloria Bell, The Seagull, The Favourite, White Boy Rick. Screening times and all information about films can be found on the site https://www.fest.rs/
The Wife - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d81IM0loH7o
Eighth Grade - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoxKy3d7Wno
Ladies in Black - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd7aD7F2QCg
Leave no Trace - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y28oII_G688
The Favourite - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDQd_gaMGoI
White Boy Rick - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qns48PtK2io