Sarajevo Film Festival ends

The jury of the 13th Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF), chaired by the Oscar winner Jeremy Irons, awarded Turkish movie A Man's Fear of God by Ozer Kiziltan the prize for the best movie of the festival late Saturday.

Sarajevo Film Festival ends

The jury of the 13th Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF), chaired by the Oscar winner Jeremy Irons, awarded Turkish movie A Man's Fear of God by Ozer Kiziltan the prize for the best movie of the festival late Saturday.

The biggest South-European film festival officially closed Saturday evening.

Another 10 awards were given at the end of the festival, including the prizes for the best actor and actress, the best documentary and the best short movie.



Many international movie stars stood on the red carpet of the 13th SFF, including Oscar-winning French star Juliette Binoche, who introduced director Anthony Minghella's latest movie Breaking and Entering, in which Binoche plays the Bosnian mother of a troubled teen.

US actor Steve Buscemi (Fargo, Reservoir Dogs) was also a guest of the festival, but the biggest attention was provoked by controversial US director Michael Moore who came to Sarajevo to present his latest piece Sicko.

The intention of the movie, as Moore told press in Sarajevo, was to try to change the point of view of US citizens.



The Sarajevo Film Festival was established during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina as a form of cultural resistance to the killings and massive destruction in the country.

The first SFF was held in summer 1994 in the basement of the Sarajevo Performing Arts Academy with the Bosnian premiere of Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.

The festival has become the most respected film festival in the region and one of the 10 biggest film festivals in Europe.

DPA

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