May 11 / 16:00 / Yugoslav Film Archive, Makavejev Hall, Uzun Mirkova 1
Master class: Kazuo Hara Limit Experiences: Ethics of Collaborating with the Protagonist Moderator Miroljub Stojanović
Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Department, Film Center Serbia
After the screening of his masterpiece The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On, Kazuo Hara will be talking about the main ideas underlying his exceptional and one-of-a-kind methodology. The methodology relating the role of a filmmaker, as an associate to his subjects, his everlasting fascination with the body, as well as his dedication to breaking down the barriers among the public, the private, and the political.
Born in June 1945, Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Founded production company Shissoh Production with Sachiko Kobayashi in 1972. Made his directorial debut that same year with documentary film Goodbye CP. Follow-up Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 profiles Hara’s ex-wife Miyuki Takeda, who had left him and moved to Okinawa, including an unassisted childbirth. In 1987, The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On became a huge hit, winning a Best Newcomer Award from the Director’s Guild of Japan, the Berlin International Film Festival’s Caligari Film Award, the Cinéma du Réel’s Grand Prix, and many other accolades. 1994 saw the release of A Dedicated Life, which topped film Best 10 list of Japanese films for that year. Despite being far from prolific, the films he has released to date are all highly regarded, and retrospectives of his works have been held at international film festivals in Buenos Aires, Montreal, Sheffield, Amsterdam, and elsewhere.
May 12 / 16:00 / Yugoslav Film Archive, Makavejev Hall, Uzun Mirkova 1
Master class: Marianne Lambert Producing an Auteur
Moderator Marko Grba Singh
Filmmaker / Beldocs Artistic Director
Marianne Lambert is a production manager and director of a documentary I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman. After the screening of Akerman’s film From the East, she will reflect on their collaboration and friendship as well as her work style with other auteurs. After studying journalism and communication at the Université Libre in Brussels, Marianne Lambert initially worked as a location manager and assistant director before becoming production manager for Chantal Akerman on Almayer’s Folly in 2010. Since 2014 she also works as a director. I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman released few weeks before Chantal Akerman’s death, is her first film.
May 13 / 16:00 / Yugoslav Film Archive, Makavejev Hall, Uzun Mirkova 1
Master class: Goran Dević Observing Homeland: Post-Yugoslav Society in Documentary Film
Moderator Petar Mitrić
Producer / Film Festival Curator
Goran will talk about his hometown of Sisak, nostalgia, and position of the author in the period of transition after the breakup of Yugoslavia. Reflecting on the most important elements of his aesthetics, such as the uncompromising attachment to his protagonists, the observational model of documentarism and „small stories“ that speak to a wider picture, Goran will introduce his world to the guests of the festival.
Goran Dević was born in Sisak in 1971. He studied Archeology and Law. In 2008 he took a degree in Film and TV Directing from the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he works today at the Documentary Film graduate studies. His documentary and fiction films were awarded in DOK Leipzig, Oberhausen, Pula, Cottbus, Prizren, Prague, Sarajevo, Linz, Motovun, Zagreb, Beograd … His feature film directorial debut (which he co-directed and co-written with Zvonimir Jurić) was a critically acclaimed 2009 psychological war drama titled The Blacks. Retrospectives of his documentaries were screened at Arsenal Berlin, Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz and Dokukino Zagreb. He is founder of the production company Petnaesta umjetnost.