Sunday, January 17, 2010

Johnny Depp opening the 2010 International Film Festival Küstendorf in Mokra Gora, Serbia

The 3rd annual International Film Festival Küstendorf organized by Serbian film director Emir Kusturica was opened by the unveiling of the statue of Johnny Depp on January 13th, 2010. The famous American actor who portrayed the Axel character in Kusturica's movie Arizona Dream (1993) is this year's honorary guest and promoter of the festival with the Golden Egg (Zlatno jaje) as the main price for the best film. The opening ceremony and the introduction speech was followed by screening of a short movie in honor of Jonny Depp. He will play the Mexican revolutionary hero Pancho Villa in Kusturica's new movie Seven Friends of Pancho Villa and the Woman with Six Fingers with some scenes filmed in the Mokra Gora.

Over 300 films of young filmmakers and students of filmschools from all over the globe applied to the competition program and diversity of genres and themes as well as high quality are guaranteed. The International Jury featuring Marjane Satrapi as the President of the Jury, Sara Driver and Jonathan Weisgal will award the best three movies with Bronze, Silver and Golden Eggs. The "Retrospective of Greatness" of this years' festival is dedicated to Johnny Depp presenting three of his most famous and most remarkable movies - Edward Scissorhands, Arizona Dream and Donnie Brasco. You can watch the mentioned Johnny Depp movie previews which have grossed over $2,3 billion at the box office on which also offers thousands of the latest as well as the oldest production movies in its movie store.

The Contemporary Trends program features some the best films released in 2009 including About Elly by Asghar Farhadi winning the Best Director Award at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival, Soul Kitchen by Fatih Akin winning the Special Jury Prize at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival, The Time That Remains by Elia Suleiman winning the Jury Grand Prize at the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Farewell by Christian Carion starring Emir Kusturica, Tsar by Pavel Lungin, Buried Secrets by Raja Amari and The Limits of Control by Jim Jarmusch.

The Evergreen program will present the animated film Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud winning the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, Best First Work and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2008 César Awards and the Rogers People's Choice Award for the Most Popular International Film at the 2007 Vancouver International Film Festival, and the Czech masterpiece from 1964 If a Thousand Clarinets  by Jan Rohač and Vladimir Svitaček.  

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