The 29th Cottbus Film Festival will take place this year from November 5th to 10th. This year, the programs of this festival, focused on films from Central and Eastern Europe, include Serbian more films and co-productions of Serbia with other countries than ever before.
The Specials selection includes screenings of two Serbian minority co-productions – Diana Budisavljević’s Diary of Diana Budisavljević and Predrag Ličina’s Last Serb in Croatia, which were the most noted and awarded films at last summer’s Pula Film Festival. The same program also includes the Serbian short feature film The Little One, directed by Danilo Bećković. The Specials program will, among other things, present the documentary-experimental film Center by Ivan Marković and the documentary Children of Spring by Dušan Solomun.
The U18 program, includes the film Son by Ines Tanović, in which Serbian actors Snežana Bogdanović and Uliks Fehmiu have played significant roles. This year’s Cottbus focus is on Montenegrin cinema, with a special selection, which includes co-productions between Serbia with Montenegro: You Have the Night by Ivan Salatić, Between Day and Night by Andra Martinović, Breast by Marija Perović and Needle Below the Threshold by Ivan Marinović, as well as a classic of Yugoslav cinema, the film The Beauty of Vice by Živko Nikolić. On that occasion, several of his short films will be shown: Goblin, Ine, Builder, Escape and The Gorge.