Tagged: Film industry

SEE Film Club ab jetzt im Kaffee Stark: CINEMA KOMUNISTO am Mi., 14.11., 19:30h

Nach ausgiebieger Sommerpause startet der SEE Film Club in die Saison in einer neuen Location: Das liebenswerte Kaffee Stark in der Wohlwillstr. 18 (St. Pauli) wird ab nun jeden 2. Mittwoch im Monat unser Zuhause und bietet nicht nur ein kuscheliges Hinterzimmer mit Sofas, sondern auch eine üppige Getränkeauswahl und sogar was für den kleinen Hunger.

Los geht es mit der ultimativen Einführung in die jugoslawische Filmgeschichte unter Tito mit

CINEMA KOMUNISTO, Serbia, 2011 – Mila Turajlić – 100 Min. – OmU

Mi., 14.11.2018, Hinterzimmer Kaffee Stark, Wohlwillstr. 18, St. Pauli

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Aufgemacht als liebevolle Doku erzählt – wenn auch etwas irreführend betitelt –  CINEMA KOMUNISTO die Geschichte der staatlich geförderten Filmproduktion in Titos Jugoslawien, in den goldenen Zeiten als amerikanische Filmstars auf den Brioni Inseln flanierten und Generationen junger Männer ihren Wehrdienst am Set von Partisanenfilmen verbrachten.

Selbst Hollywood produzierte in den immensen Studios in Belgrad, die mittlerweile brach liegen und dem Verfall preisgegeben sind. Regisseurin Mila Turajlić mischt seltenes Archivmaterial mit Zeitzeugen-Interviews: So plaudert neben Titos persönlichem Filmvorführer auch Filmlegende Bata Zivojinović aus dem Nähkästchen.

Der nächste SEE Film Club findet statt am Mi., 12.12.2018!

CINEMA KOMUNISTO beim dokART, Mi 16.03.2016, Metropolis, 21.15h

cop2dokART bringt uns ein besonderes Schmankerl der Südosteuropäischen Filmkultur: Die 2010er Doku CINEMA KOMUNISTO erzählt liebevoll die Geschichte der staatlich geförderten Filmproduktion in Titos Jugoslawien. In den goldenen Zeiten als amerikanische Filmstars auf den Brioni Inseln flanierten und Generationen junger Männer ihren Wehrdienst am Set von Partisanenfilmen verbrachten, florierte die jugoslawische Filmindustrie.

Selbst Hollywood produzierte in den immensen Studios in Belgrad, die mittlerweile brach liegen und dem Verfall preisgegeben sind. Regisseurin Mila Turajlić mischt seltenes Archivmaterial mit Zeitzeugen-Interviews: So plaudert neben Titos persönlichem Filmvorführer auch Filmlegende Bata Zivojinović* aus dem Nähkästchen.

CINEMA KOMUNISTO, Serbia, 2011 – Mila Turajlić – 100 Min. – OmU

Mittwoch,  16.03.2016   //   21:15 Uhr //   Metropolis Kino Hamburg, Kleine Theaterstr. 10

 

* Bata (Velimir) Zivojinović,  geb.1933 in Serbien (Königreiche Jugoslawien) war ein Schauspieler bekannt vor allem aus den Propaganda- und Partisanenfilmen der 1970er Jahre. Zu seinen größten Erfolgen zählt der Kultfilm WALTER BRANI SARAJEVO // Walter DEFENDS SARAJEVO, der auch in China überaus populär war und ihm dort viele Fans einbrachte. In den 1990ern brach er öffentlich mit seinem engen Freund, dem kroatischen Schauspieler Boris Dvornik  und wurde für Slobodan Milošević’s Socijalistička partija Srbije ins serbische Parlament gewählt. Dvornik und Zivojinović versöhnten sich – öffentlich – im Jahre 2004.

Festival Spotlight: Trieste Film Festival, January 22-26 2016

As most films from South Eastern Europe are rather small productions with a limited reach, film festivals play an important role in their marketing and further distribution. They serve as a hub for film professionals to meet and mingle and find collaborators and inspiration. Many professional festivals now offer so-called industry events that attract directors, producers, distributors but also actors of course.

Film festivals are also the place to see the newest films before their theatrical release, i.e. if they manage to find a distributor. With many films we are dealing with here on SEE Film Club, festivals and special screenings are the only way to see these films on a big screen or see them at all. Whereas there is an abundance of film festivals in general, there are only a few dedicated to Eastern European film – reason enough to give an overview about the most important ones world wide. Welcome to the Film Festival Spotlight!

TFF_2016We start our series with the Trieste Film Festival, one that holds a very special place in my heart. The city of Trieste is magnificent in her own right, with a tormented history. As the Eastern most outpost of Italy, the city was also the nearest Western city Yugoslavs could reach, therefore many have recollections of buying jeans at the infamous market, the only place to get them. The city developed as the imperial port of Austria during the times of the Austro Hungarian Empire, but it was allocated to Italy after the Word War II and subsequently italianized, even thought the surroundings are still very much Slovene and the border is just up the hill not even a 20min drive from the city centre, and an hours’ drive gets you into the Croatian peninsula of Istria.

With the dissolution of Yugoslavia, Trieste gradually emerged from it’s marginal position and is now a bustling regional centre boasting grand palazzi with a certain patina that give the city a somewhat melancholic atmosphere. The Film Festival played a vital role in this development: Founded in 1998, it strove to shed a light on the neighbours that were so close yet seemed so distant.

The Trieste Film Festival is held every third week in January, which is why it is the first festival featured here. The festival programme shows films from all over Eastern Europe, that compete for best feature, best documentary and best short film. Additionally, there are retrospectives or countries in focus, for example the new Romanian cinema this year.

Two events set Trieste apart from the usual film screening festivals: The week-long industry event “When East meets West” aims to connect up-and-coming filmmakers from the region with producers and funders from usually one Western European country or region. Now in its 5th year, filmmakers can apply with their idea, receive a master class and then pitch their project to selected funders. In 2016, the region in focus is Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Films that started out here now return to the festival in the category “Born in Trieste”. The other event, Eastweek, is a script writing workshop with benefits (such as Master classes, workshops in marketing and general tutoring) aimed at young talents and is organized in cooperation with film schools from central and Eastern Europe.

As many cultural institutions in Italy, the Trieste Film Festival has been affected by severe cut backs in funding for the arts in Italy and nowadays promotes also Italian films and includes them in the industry events previously reserved to filmmakers from Eastern Europe. In early 2016, the long-standing festival directrice and founder Annamaria Percavassi passed away. With many challenges ahead, you cans till feel that the festival staff put their heart into it and as it is a rather small festival, it makes for great networking. And Trieste is especially beautiful in the cold winter wind and the pale sunlight. trieste2-fb748317bf3ec20e5865b7d021b4d8671