“REAPER” opens the FAST FORWARD 2015 Human Rights Film Festival

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) will tonight, on 11 December at 20h00, in Montenegrin National Theatre (CNP), open the sixth instalment of FAST FORWARD Human Rights Film Festival with the screening of movie “Reaper”.

At the opening of the Festival, Daliborka Uljarević, CCE Executive Director will address the audience, as well as B. Bix Aliu, Deputy Chief of Mission in the US Embassy in Montenegro, which is one of the donor of the Festival. Also, Croatian director Zvonimir Jurić, whose courageous, human drama „Reaper“ tonight has Montenegrin premiere will talk to audience.

It is the work that deeply affected the audience from Podgorica, and judging by the critics from Croatia, it is the best war movie of Croatian cinematography.

Film follows three stories which take place during a single night and deal with Ivo in different ways, gradually giving us a gloomy picture of Ivo’s life and of the whole area which is stuck and imprisoned by war, as Ivo is by his crime. Leading roles are Ivo Gregurević, Mirjana Karanović, Igor Kovač, Nikola Ristanovski, Lana Barić, and etc. So far, film participated in more than 30 festivals, and among other, it received an award for Best minority coproduction and best sound at Film Festival in Slovenia 2015 in Portorož, Golden Arena for camera, Golden Arena for best male role and Golden Arena for best supporting actor, as well as the Oktavijan award for best movie of national programme at Pula Film Festival 2014. Trailer for movie “Reaper” is available on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rre_yPXKpIE

On Saturday, 12 December, Festival opens at 17h45 in Kotor, in cinema “Boka”, with the movie “CITIZENFOUR”, by Laura Poitras. Programme in Podgorica continues with the screening of movies: “Visit” by Michael Madsen, “The pearl button” by Patricio Guzman, and “Taxi” by Jafar Panahi.

Sixth edition of FAST FORWARD Human Rights Film Festival 2015 will be held from December 11 to 15 2015 in Podgorica in Montenegrin National Theatre (CNP), while the short editions in Kotor in PI “Nikola Đurković” will be held on 12 and 13 December, and in the hall of Municipality of Berane on 13 and 14 December.

This year’s Festival is implemented with the support of US Embassy, Embassy of Canada, Commission for the allocation of part of the revenue from games of chance of Government of Montenegro, as well as the prestigious Movie that matters (this is the first time it has supported this type of project in Montenegro). Partners of the Festival are Montenegrin National Theatre (CNP), Beldocs, public broadcaster RTCG (TV and Portal), Vijesti (newspapers and portal), Cultural centre «Nikola Đurković» from Kotor, municipality of Berane, as well as the companies Montepano, Studio Mouse and Compania de Vinos Montenegro.

In last five editions of the Festival, audience in Podgorica had opportunity to see 63 excellent films dealing with human rights. The Festival programme and all additional information are available on http://ubrzaj.me/. The video that promotes the Festival can be downloaded on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1UWCTyytME.

Entrance to all screenings is free of charge. All movies are subtitled in official and English language.

Svetlana Pešić, programme associate