A short film that explores the contemporary crisis of European identity and the consequences of the large flows of migrants on Fortress Europe, in Sara Tirelli’s first work, ‘Medusa’. A journey through cinema, to recount the century-old relationship between the seventh art and war, from their first encounter, in 1911, during the Italian invasion of Libya, to the present day, in the documentary ‘War and Peace’ by Martina Parenti and Massimo D’Anolfi, presented in Venice in the ‘Orizzonti’ section. And then there is the intense story of a woman at the end of her life through the recordings of the director’s late grandmother, in the short ‘In my Room’ by Mati Diop, shot during the lockdown.
These are just some of the titles that will be screened at the 14th edition of the Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival. From 9 to 16 September, Belgrade will host the festival in various iconic venues in the city as well as being streamed online, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Belgrade.
There are seven films on the programme to highlight:
- Medusa (2018), directed by Sara Tirelli
- In My Room (2020), directed by Mati Diop
- Guerra e pace (War and Peace, 2020), directed by Martina Parenti and Massimo D’Anolfi
- Figlia di Camorra (Daughter of Camorra, 2019), directed by Siniša Gai
- Das Neue Evangelium (The New Gospel, 2020), directed by Milo Rau
- A Rifle and a Bag (2020), directed by Cristina Hanes, Isabella Rinaldi and Arya Rothe
- The Truffle Hunters (2020), directed by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw
To see the schedule, visit the Beldocs website.