DOCUMENTARY AND FEATURE FILM COMPETITION
REBELS 68. EAST’N’WEST REVOLUTION
A WALK THROUGH MULTICULTURAL TRIESTE
BOZO VREĆO IN CONCERT
The meeting with the authors continue, as usual, at Caffè San Marco at 11am.
At 10:30am, the second city walk: starting from Politeama Rossetti, Marzia Arzon guides A WALK THROUGH MULTICULTURAL TRIESTE. The itinerary presents some of the places of Jewish Trieste such as the house of Italo Svevo, the Caffè San Marco, the exterior of the Synagogue and the Jewish cemetery. A unique opportunity to witness part of the city’s cultural and economic history through landmarks and graveyards. The last stop is the Jewish Museum in Via del Monte, that takes the participants on a journey through the history of local Judaism.
At Politeama Rossetti, the first screening is at 16:00 in the documentary competition is Playing Men by Matjaž Ivanišin. Everybody knows that playing is a serious matter. Director Matjaž Ivanišin, sure about that, takes us into an all-male world, in a journey through southern Italy and Sardinia. We get to see men striking punching-bags at a funfair, grabbing at each other roughly until the shoulders of their opponents touch the ground. However, during the filming of the documentary, the director falls into a creative crisis. Film screening in the presence of the director.
The feature film competition schedules at 5:30pm the film Frost by Sharunas Bartas. A young Lithuanian couple, Rokas and Inga, leave Vilnius to bring a humanitarian aid van to Ukraine. Along the way, crossing the Donbass region’s vast snowy expanses, meeting people that have been torn apart by conflicts, and seeing the havoc brought by war, they come to question themselves.
Aritmija (Arrhytmia)by Boris Khlebnikov follows at 8pm. A young couple of paramedics caught up between emergencies, alcohol-fueled work breaks, and an evolving health care system, is struggling to find the binding force that will keep them together. Best Male Lead to Alexander Yatsenko at Karlovy Vary Film Festival.
Finally, at 10pm, the last feature film in competition is Dita Zë Fill (Daybreak) by Gentian Koçi. Leta is in a difficult economic situation and has not been able to pay the rent for several months. When she and her one-year-old son are thrown out of their apartment, they move in with Sophie, an old, ill woman whose daughter has just employed Leta as a caretaker. In order to keep a roof on their heads, Leta has to keep Sophie alive at any cost. Ornela Kapetani won Best Actress at the Sarajevo Film Festival. Film screening in the presence of the director.
At Teatro Miela at 7pm the retrospective Rebels 68 east’n’west revolution presents Sweet Movie by Dušan Makavejev. One of the most controversial films of its time, censored on grounds of obscenity, pornography and violence. Anarchic and provocative, Sweet Movie raises questions about sexual liberation and politics, which were typical of the post-1968 time, and remain relevant and subversive even today.
The day closes with a great concert at 10pm: Božo Vrećo, curated by Varcare la Frontiera/association Cizerouno. Božo Vrećo, an exquisitely sensitive artist, singer and performer, celebrates the sevdah/sevdalinke, one of the monuments of Bosnian and Balkan oral culture, making these traditional Bosnian songs relevant in our time. In his concert-event, Božo Vrećo masterfully performs both old and new songs – composed by him – drawing from the past a new identity for the future.
Finally, in the afternoon, another event in collaboration with Varcare la Frontiera/association Cizerouno: the talk PPP and the body at 6pm at Caffé Rossetti. The body, male and female, as themes in the works of Pier Paolo Pasolini. Massimiliano Schiozzi talks with Antonella Nicosia, president of ArciGay Gorizia and Trieste, and Diletta Allegra Mazza, a photographer from Naples and creator of the project “Storia di D.”, a visual tale of a female-to-male transition. Free entry.[:]