Beldocs has unveiled a strong lineup for its yet another in-person edition this spring. The festival kicks off today and will go through 18 May. The festival will open with the Serbian premiere of the Sundance Institute-supported Museum of Revolution (dir. Srđan Keča) and close with the regional premiere of the Ukrainian film Outside (dir. Olha Zhurb). Beldocs 2022 will also present five films produced or co-produced by Ukraine and two Ukrainian projects will participate in Beldocs-in-Progress. In memory of the brutally murdered filmmaker Mantas Kvedaravičius#, winner of the Beldocs Main Prize with Barzakh, the festival will exhibit his last film Mariupolis.
Across its programme, The international competition will include Jessica Beshir’s Faya Dayi, Antoine Dubois‘ The Police Estate and Morgane Dziurla-Petit’s Excess Will Save Us, among others. The Serbian Competition includes world premieres of Landscapes of Pannonian Ferns (dir. Marko Cvejić) and Spring (dir. Viktor Horvat), as well as films by Luka Papić, Mina Petrović, Dejan Petrović and Koštana Banović.
The festival also awards the Best Short and Best Teen Film and presents Slovenia’s Karpo Godina and Golden Bear-winner Želimir Žilnik with special retrospectives. All in all, some 112 films and projects will be featured. Further films of note include 1970 (dir. Tomasz Wolski), Trenches (dir. Loup Bureau), The United States of America (dir. James Benning), Mr. Landsbergis (dir. Sergei Loznitsa), F@ck This Job (dir. Vera Krichevskaya), A House Made of Splinters (dir. Simon Lereng Wilmont), and more.