Hier combines film noir shot in daylight with altered states of consciousness. This is a film about a man from Europe in North Africa whose day job has slowly turned into an existential crisis.
The main character is Victor Ganz who owns a construction company which operates all around the world. Due to a possibly costly problem at a construction site somewhere in North Africa, he has to visit the site (and he hates to travel) where he comes face to face with the ghosts of his youth, meticulously hidden away in the depths of his subconscious.
Meetings in civil service offices, misinformation, a chance encounter by a past love who mysteriously disappeared, an investigation by the local underground so he can find her again… and Victor Ganz slowly slips into a maze where he meets with both past and present.
This is a chronicle of an altered state of consciousness embedded into the ordinary, every-day state of mind.
It is a maze in which easier to fall into than break out of.
It is a love story about two people who don’t know each other.
It is a story in which a few days turn into an eternity, literally.
The film stars Vlad Ivanov, Djemel Barek, Jacques Weber, Gamil Ratib, Johanna Ter Steege, Toulou Kiki, Feodor Atkine, Jo Prestia, and Isaka Sawadogo, and produced by Andrea Taschler and Jamila Wenske.
Apart from Hier, so far the festival has announced the screening of Druga strana svega, Otvorena, Granny Project, Taurunum Boy, Zaposlena, Blossom Valley, Teret, Ti imaš noć, Zemlja meda and Aleksi, while more films are to be announced soon. The film selection will encompass some of the most interesting movies by younger authors from Serbia, Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, etc.
The entrance to the festival is free of charge, while it is recommended to reserve a place up front, to avoid large crowds and overall rush at the entrance.
The majority of the authors will be our guests during the two days of the festival, where one of our goals is to organize Q&A sessions after the film projections, as is frequently done during the Cinema City festival.
The project Cinema Now is realized by Cinema City in cooperation with the Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture Foundation.