The Free Zone Film Festival is going on another Tour through cities across Serbia
This year, part of the festival atmosphere will be transferred to cities all over Serbia. Seven films that were part of our 15th festival edition the program, held from 7th to 12th of November in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Nis, will be showcased in cooperation with local organizations and cultural centers around cities of Serbia from 10th of July until 10th of September.
The Free Zone Tour includes free screenings of 7 films in more than 50 cities in Serbia, during which the audience will be able to enjoy the latest achievements in the field of feature and documentary film and get informed about the topics that they cover.
As part of this year’s movie selection, The Free Zone Tour brings the award winner of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival (Label Europa Cinemas), the feature film Alice and the Mayor portraying Alice, a young and smart philosopher, who becomes an assistant to the Mayor of Lyon, who is going through a professional existential crisis and resembles a blown political bubble into which the fresh air and fireworks of ideas slowly enter.
Audiences across Serbia will also have the opportunity to watch the film The County that is set in a small Icelandic farming community and tells the story of Inga, a middle-aged dairy farmer who rebels against the all-powerful local Cooperative. Due to its exceptional quality, the film is supported by Creative Europe and its Media sub-program.
The Tour also brings Swedish documentary Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played With Fire that details the legacy of the genius Swedish author, world-renowned for the Millennium trilogy. The trilogy has become one of the most-read crime story in history and the most famous of which is “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” has been adapted into several successful films.
The repertoire of this year’s Tour will also feature an exciting documentary, Push, which drew a lot of audience attention during the November festival. The film deals with the global housing crisis and the reason why we can no longer afford to live in our cities.
The audience will also have the opportunity to watch the documentary Selfie. The film is a unique reconstruction of the events that led to the murder of 16-year-old David Bifolco, who was killed in 2014, by a policeman in the Traiano the neighborhood of Naples. In an attempt to investigate and understand the circumstances that led to David’s death, director Agostino Ferrente finds two of David’s friends, Pietro and Alessandro, and proposes to the boys to film themselves with an iPhone commenting live on their daily experiences and friendship.
The Free Zone Tour also brings feature films for younger audiences (14+) that provide insight into the state of society from a youth perspective. Within the Tour, younger audiences, as well as older ones, will be able to watch My Extraordinary Summer with Tess and Star by the Pound – a film selected by the Festival High School Jury as the Best Film within the 14+ program line.