1. The Botorić Family (Botorići), dir. Srđan knežević, Serbia
2. Codelli, dir. Miha Čelar, Slovenia
3. Hitler's Hollywood (Hitlers Hollywood), dir. Rudiger Suchsland, Germany
4. Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (Jag är Ingrid), dir. Stig Bjorkman, Sweden
5. Becoming Bond, dir. Josh Greenbaum, USA
6. Becoming Cary Grant (Cary Grant, de l'autre côté du miroir), dir. Mark Kidel, France
THE BOTORIĆ FAMILY (Botorići)
RS // 2017 // 67'
DIRECTOR Srđan Knežević
SCREENPLAY Srđan Knežević
CINEMATOGRAPHY Miodrag Milošević
EDITOR Srđan Knežević
PRODUCER Srđan Knežević
In 1911, Svetozar Botorić became the first film producer in the Balkans. He produced around 20 documentaries and 2 live-action films, including a historical essay on the Serbian national hero Karađorđe. However, during the socialist period, his family was declared as “bourgeois” – their property was seized and their permission to work abolished.
Srđan Knežević (Belgrade, 1957) graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. Filmography: Bridging Minds (2006), Washing Films (2010), Avala Film: Solution or Dissolution (2011).
Međunarodni filmski festival u Beogradu – FEST 2017
SI // 2017 // 85'
DIRECTOR Miha Čelar
SCREENPLAY Miha Čelar
CINEMATOGRAPHY Rožle Bregar
EDITOR Iztok H. Šuc in Aleksandar Stanojević
PRODUCERS Miha Čelar
COMPANY Astral Film
A film about a little-known film project of Baron Anton Codelli, the renowned Slovenian inventor who became the producer of the first feature-length film ever shot on the African continent while building radio-transmitters that would establish a wireless connection between Berlin and Togo, a German colony in Africa. The White Goddess of Wangora most likely inspired E. R. Burroughs to write his famous novel Tarzan of the Apes, published in 1914.
Miha Čelar (Ljubljana, 1970) is a Slovenian director and producer. He runs a small production company, Astral Film. At the moment he is developing iISLAND, his second transmedia project.
Slovenian Film Festival Portorož 2017.
HITLER'S HOLLYWOOD (Hitlers Hollywood)
DE // 2017 // 105'
DIRECTOR Rüdiger Suchsland
SCREENPLAY Rüdiger Suchsland
CINEMATOGRAPHY Anne Bürger
EDITOR Ursula Pürrer
SCORE Lorenz Dangel, Michael Hartmann
VOICE OVER Rüdiger Suchsland, Hans-Henrik Wöhler, Rike Schmid
PRODUCERS Martina Haubrich
COMPANY Looks Filmproduktionen, ARTE/ZDF
SALES AGENT WIDEHOUSE
About 1000 feature films were produced in Germany between 1933 and 1945. Only a few were openly Nazi propaganda films and even fewer could be considered harmless entertainment. We look at these films and the people behind them, how stereotypes of the “enemy” and values of love and hate managed to be planted into the viewers’ minds through the screens.
Rüdiger Suchsland (1968) is a German journalist, film critic and director. Before Hitler's Hollywood, he directed a documentary feature about the cinema of the Weimar Republic, From Caligari to Hitler (2015).
Film Fest Gent 2017, FEST International Film Festival 2018 (Jury Prize – Frontiers Section).
INGRID BERGMAN: IN HER OWN WORDS (Jag är Ingrid)
SE // 2015 // 114'
DIRECTOR Stig Björkman
SCREENPLAY Stig Björkman, Stina Gardell, Dominika Daubenbüchel
EDITOR Dominika Daubenbüchel
SCORE Michael Nyman
VOICE Alicia Vikander
PRODUCER Stina Gardell
COMPANY Mantaray Film
SALES AGENT TrustNordisk
Through never-before-seen private footage, notes, letters, diaries and interviews with her children, this documentary presents a personal portrait and captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Ingrid Bergman, a Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of world cinema.
Stig Björkman (Stockholm, 1938) is a Swedish writer, director and a film critic. He made several films about cinema including ...But Film Is My Mistress (2010) and Tranceformer – A Portrait of Lars Von Trier (1997).
Cannes Film Festival 2015 (Cannes Classics – Golden Eye Special Mention), Guldbagge Awards 2016 (nomination for Best Documentary).
SAD // 2017 // 92'
DIRECTOR Josh Greenbaum
SCREENPLAY Josh Greenbaum
CINEMATOGRAPHY John W. Rutland
EDITOR Billy McMillin
SCORE John Piscitello
CAST George Lazenby, Josh Lawson, Kassandra Clementi, Jane Seymour, Jeff Garlin, Dana Carvey, Jake Johnson
PRODUCERS Josh Greenbaum, Chris Leggett, Rafael Marmor
COMPANY Delirio Films
SALES AGENT Hulu
A stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life. Then after being offered the next six Bond films and a $1 million signing bonus, he turned it all down.
Josh Greenbaum is an award-winning writer, producer and director, known for The Short Game (2013) and Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of The Dana Carvey Show (2017).
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival 2017, SXSW Festival 2017 (Audience Award)
BECOMING CARY GRANT (Cary Grant, de l'autre côté du miroir)
FR // 2017 // 85'
DIRECTOR Mark Kidel
SCREENPLAY Mark Kidel, Nick Ware
CINEMATOGRAPHY Jean-Marie Delorme
EDITOR Cyril Leuthy
SCORE Bob Locke, Tim Norfolk, Adrian Utley
VOICE OVER Jonathan Price
PRODUCERS Christian J. Popp, Nick Ware
COMPANY Yuzu Productions
SALES AGENT Arte France
DISTRIBUTION Discovery film
For most of his life, Cary Grant, one of Hollywood’s greatest stars, was troubled with self–doubt and insecurity. In his fifties, he took a long course of LSD therapy, hoping to exorcise his demons. Using words from his unpublished autobiography and newly-discovered and evocative footage shot by Grant, the film explores the star’s journey from childhood poverty to global fame.
Mark Kidel (London, 1947) is a film-maker, writer and critic specialising in the arts and music. His award-winning films include portraits of John Adams, Elvis Costello, Boy George, Bill Viola, Derek Jarman, Balthus and many more.
Cannes Film Festival 2017 (Cannes Classics), Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017, Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival in Bologna 2017.