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Palić Film Festival Laureate comes to Cinema Now!

By 18. October 2019. No Comments

Blossom Valley, a true ironic punk drama about travels of an odd couple comes from Hungary to Cinema Now as a part of the K3CI project.

The movie itself poses a question: who are true madmen in this weird world? The story of the movie that intertwines poetic and realistic pictures of the modern world revolves around Bianka; a girl who kidnaps a child and keeps trying to persuade her lover Laci to create a happy home. The couple starts living in a trailer, hitting the road while always being on the run, both from the law and con artists.

Blossom Valley is a product of joint hard work by a group of enthusiasts; young people from the movie industry who intended to make their first feature film, which brought them 5 awards at prestigious movie festivals (including Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and the European Film Festival in Palić) a year after its premiere.

The movie was directed by László Csuja, who wrote the screenplay together with Gergő V. Nagy. The movie stars Bianka Berényi, László Réti, Károly Kozma, György Kardos and Róbert Kardos, the director of photography is Gergely Vass, Attila Csabai is in charge of editing, while the production is handled by András Muhi and Gábor Ferenczy.

Blossom Valley comes to Novi Sad within the K3CI project, a part of the Interreg-IPA Cross-border Programme Hungary – Serbia, designed for managers in culture and producers from Serbia and Hungary. The main goal of the project is the to strengthen the cooperation between contemporary cultural and creative scenes in Hungary and Serbia through strengthening professional competencies, artistic production and transfer of knowledge. The partners of the project are the Cinema City Association, Kulturanova association from Novi Sad, and 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.

The music programme has already been announced; E-Play and Fran Palermo are scheduled for October 26, while Repetitor will be in charge of headlining the festival the following day, October 27.

So far the festival has announced the screening of Otvorena, Granny Project, Taurunum Boy, Zaposlena, Blossom Valley, Ti imaš noć, Teret, 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.