The 28th Sarajevo Film Festival is open!
Directors Sergei Loznitsa and Ruben Östlund received Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Awards
The 28th Sarajevo Film Festival began tonight with the opening ceremony at the National Theater in Sarajevo. The festival opened with the screening of the film TRIANGLE OF SADNESS by Ruben Östlund, who won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Prior to the screening, Östlund received Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award in sold-out Coca-Cola Open Air Cinema.
At the opening ceremony at the National Theater in Sarajevo, screenwriter, director and producer Sergei Loznitsa also received the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo in recognition of his outstanding contribution to cinematic art. A retrospective of his selected films will be screened as part of the Tribute to Programme at the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival.
The honor of leading the opening ceremony of the 28th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival was bestowed on Bosnian-Herzegovinian actress Helena Vuković.
The 28th Sarajevo Film Festival will last until August 19 and will screen 235 films from 62 countries in 19 programmes, 54 of which will have their world premiere. A total of 51 films will compete for the Heart of Sarajevo awards at the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival.