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Živan pravi pank festival
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Živan pravi pank festival

Zivan Makes a Punk Festival

Ognjen Glavonić

2013 / Serbia / 63 min

i Monday 24 March 14H00 CWB
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Anglais

Shown with :
Metáfora ou a tristeza virada do avesso by Catarina Vasconcelos
i Thursday 27 March 12H30 Cinéma 1
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Anglais + DEBATE

Shown with :
Metáfora ou a tristeza virada do avesso by Catarina Vasconcelos
i Saturday 29 March 15H15 Petite Salle
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Anglais + DEBATE

Shown with :
Metáfora ou a tristeza virada do avesso by Catarina Vasconcelos

“In two hundred years, it’ll be Woodstock!” In his village near Belgrade, Zivan Pujic, aka Jimmy, is organising a punk festival alone and on a shoestring. For this sixth edition, the festival will be international as one of the bands is from Slovakia, but his stage is still the concrete slab at the sports ground, the ping pong table being removed at the last minute: as for the performers, they will help to move the rows of seats and, if need be, provide the cash to change the WC light bulb. The comic chapter inter-titles that count down to D-Day never hint of the slightest snigger or loftiness And with good reason: the size of the film budget is doubtless close to the festival’s. As the admitted “organisational errors” accumulate, the affectionate portrait of Živan gains in depth, enriched by an almost painful flashback revealing his now-lost youthful energy. This young man, who lives on his mother’s farm, confides to a passer-by that he had been committed to a psychiatric hospital for one month the previous winter. The quirky sociability of this discreetly destroy poet fluctuates between burlesque comic genius and the melancholy of a tormented soul. Leaving behind the programmed pathos of the situation, Živan pravi pank festival, with its Keaton-like title, also stands as an implicit and harrowing treatise on existential solitude. (Charlotte Garson)