From Cannes and Berlin premiere in Podgorica: “Tempestad”, “Album” and “Motley’s Law”

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) will, tonight, at the Human Rights Film Festival Fast Forward 2016 present premiered three films of most recent world production – “Tempestad”, by Tatiana Huezo, “Album”, by Mehmet Can Mertoğlu and “Motley’s Law “whose author is Nicole Nielsen Horanyi.

From 17:00h the audience will have opportunity to watch a film „Tempestad“ by Tatiana Huezo. Through a subjective and emotional journey, this film conveys the paralysing power of fear: fear as a sickness that prevents you from taking a stand on your life, on the future of your children; which clouds your ability to dream and grow. Adela works as a clown in a travelling circus. Ten years ago, her life was irreversibly transformed; every night during the show, she evokes her missing daughter, Monica. Tempest is the parallel journey of the two women. Mirror-like, it reflects the impact of the violence and impunity that afflict Mexico. Through their voices, we are drawn into the heart of their feelings, steeped in loss and pain, but also love, dignity and resistance. This film had its world premiere at the Berlinale Forum 2016 and more about the festivals where the film was shown, can be found at:

Film „Album“ whose author is Mehmet Can Mertoğlu, will be shown at 19:00h. Film deals with middle-class Turkish couple, struggling to have a child. They kick off an elaborate scheme to sidestep the judgment of family and friends by staging photos of pregnancy that never took place. Mehmet Can Mertoğlu’s debut feature, „Album“ is stocked with barbed takes on the world they inhabit, where listless bureaucrats snooze their way toward meager pensions and the film’s parent-to-be treat the job of picking out their newborn with all the passion and excitement of a couple choosing a carpet for the living room. It also participated, among others, at the Cannes and Sarajevo film festival, and trailer of the film, as well as more details of festivals where it was shown can be found at:

The last screening of the third evening is at 20:30h, a film „Motley’s Law“, by Nicole Nielsen Horanyi. Motley’s Law follows the extraordinary story of Kimberley Motley, and audacious, tough as nails African-American former beauty queen and mother who is the first and only Western litigation lawyer in Kabul, Afghanistan. As she vows to change the Afghan legal system and defend U.S. and European citizens amids dangerous circumstances and threats of her own assassination, she must also struggle to balance the needs of her family and husband a world away in the U.S. Eight years ago, 38-year-old Kimberley left her husband and three kids in the U.S. in order to work as defense lawyer in Kabul. Navigating the complex foreign world with her Afgan assistant, Kimberley shows supreme strength and reserve, defending Western and Afghan clients caught up in the legal and political quagmire of a dangerous city, while also becoming increasingly motivated by her pro-bono work for human rights and women’s rights cases. However, personal threats and the dangerous condition of the country make it increasingly difficult and life threatening to continue her work. Trailer of the film, as well as more details of festivals where it was shown can be found at:

Last night, on second night of the Festival, in Montenegrin National Theatre were screened three films: “The Cartel Land,” by Matthew Heineman, then “Kiki” by Sara Jordeno and “My own private war,” by Lidija Zelović, who was also the guest of the evening . Tonight will be closed the Kotor edition of the Festival, with films “Lo and Behold” and “Tempestad”. In addition, tonight begins the Festival edition in Berane, by screening of films “Neruda” and “Ministry of Love”.

Fast Forward 2016 is realized in cooperation with the Montenegrin National Theatre (CNP), BELDOCS, Cultural Centre “Nikola Đurković” from Kotor, Berane Municipality and the Cultural Centre Berane. Media sponsors of Fast Forward 2016 are public service RTCG and Vijesti. Festival is supported by the Commission for allocation of part of revenue from games of chance of the Government of Montenegro, Australian Embassy, US Embassy, Heinrich Boll Foundation, as well as companies Montepano, Metropolis, PG Taxi, Mail Montenegro and Compania de Vinos Montenegro. Entrance to all screenings is free.

Svetlana Pešić, programme associate