The plot of the film revolves around the love and hardships of a thirty-something couple trying to save their relationship full of love but sexually deflated, by laying all their cards on the table and opening it. They hope to escape the seemingly inevitable cheatings and betrayals that everyone else around them struggles with. However, this proves to be far more difficult and painful than they have imagined, as they aren’t prepared for the physical or emotional ramifications.
The film tries to depict the challenges of 21st-century relationships and sexuality from a strong female point of view, dealing with gender roles and false expectations with quirky humour and honesty.
Open is a film written and directed by Orsi Nagypál, which stars Csilla Radnay and Lehel Kovács, produced by Gábor Kálomista and Dorottya Helmeczy, while the score is composed by Márk Moldvai.
Open arrives in Novi Sad as part of the K3CI project, one of the projects involved in the Interreg-IPA cross-border program of cooperation between Hungary and Serbia, which was created for cultural managers and producers from Serbia and Hungary! The main goal of this project is to improve cooperation between the contemporary cultural and creative scenes in Hungary and Serbia by improving professional competence, artistic production and knowledge exchange among professionals. The partners on the project are Cinema City and Kulturanova Association from Novi Sad, and Organizations MASZK and KEP-SZIN-HAZ from Szeged.
Cinema Now is a two-day pop-up festival scheduled for October 26 and 27 of this year at the Svilara Cultural Station in Novi Sad and is organized by Cinema City. The venue perfectly blends good music, good films, as well as an attractive, formerly industrial location which is now redesigned into a cultural zone.
Apart from Open, so far the festival has announced the screening of Turunum Boys, Granny Project, Taurunum Boy, Zaposlena, Blossom Valley, Teret, Zemlja meda, Ti imaš noć, 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.