Film Center Serbia, led by director Gordan Matić, will participate at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, the most prestigious film festival in the world, which opens today and will last until May 27th. This year, Serbia will have a representative in one of the official Cannes programs – the feature film Lost Country by screenwriter and director Vladimir Perišić.
This film was included in the “Critics’ Week” program, which this year takes place from May 17th to 25. The film stars Jovan Ginić, Jasna Đuričić, Miodrag Jovanović, Dušan Valentić, Boris Isaković, Lazar Kocić, Ana Simeunović, Marija Škaričić and Pavle Čemerikić. The film was created with the support of FCS, the production company Arte France Cinéma, the French National Center for Film and Moving Images (CNC), the Luxembourg Film Fund and the Croatian Audiovisual Center.
Perišić’s debut, the film Ordinary People from 2009 had its world premiere in the “Critics’ Week” program of the Cannes Film Festival that year. The premiere Cannes screenings of Perišić’s new film are scheduled for May 22nd and 23rd.
Apart from the premiere of Lost Country, this year’s Cannes Festival will see a screening of the restored version of Underground, directed by Emir Kusturica, a film classic and Cannes winner from 1995, in the “Cannes Classics” program. It is a 4K restoration done by TF1 Studio, with the support of the French fund CNC, based on the original negative and original sound. It is planned for this film to again play in French cinemas this year, and it will be presented in Cannes by the French distributor, Malavida Films.
Additionally, the project for Filip Kovačević’s new film, the dystopian sci-fi story Absolution will be presented at the Cannes Film Market, supported in 2021 by FCS in the Competition for co-financing the production of domestic feature films.
Cinematography from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia, Cyprus, North Macedonia and Slovenia will traditionally be presented under the auspices of the Regional Pavilion (South-East European Pavilion) in Cannes. Every year, almost 15,000 business people, producers, financiers, TV networks and channels, distributors, promoters, media representatives and other film professionals visit the Cannes Film Festival.
The FCS stand is located in the Regional Pavilion, andis open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., welcoming accredited professionals from the film world.