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Toronto International Film Festival

Producent i reditelj
- Goran PASKALJEVIĆ
Scenarista - Vladimir PASKALJEVIĆ
Koscenarista - Goran PASKALJEVIĆ
Saradnik na scenariju - Filip DAVID
Kompozitor - Aleksandar SIMIĆ
Direktor fotografije - Milan SPASIĆ
Scenograf - Tijana MARIĆ
Kostimograf - Lana PAVLOVIĆ
Maska - Sandra IVATOVIĆ, Radmila TODOROVIĆ
Montažer - Petar PUTNIKOVIĆ
Ton - Velibor HAJDUKOVIĆ
Direktor filma - Milan CVETKOVIĆ


U glavnoj ulozi - Lazar Ristovski

Banjac Mira
Božović Petar
Arsić Tihomir
Novaković Bojana
Ristovski Danica
Glogovac Nebojša
Savić Viktor
Milovanović Nebojša
Jevtović Vlada
Jovanović Dragan
Bekjarev Ivan
Štimac Slavko
Stjepanović Boro
Odanović Olga
Pleskonjić Aleksandra

Ristovski Jovan
Kovačević Kalina
Tomić Milan
Krstović Miodrag
Lukač Ljubica
Marić Gordana
Nenić Bora
Janićijević Dušan
Klemenc Ivan
Vidaković Branko
Zarić Ivan
Stevanović Lidija

Dečak – Lazar Milošević


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Festivali i nagrade

 

FESTIVALI:


Toronto – Masters – Svetska premijera 2006
51 Semana International de Cine de Valladolid 2006
MEDITERRANEAN Film Festival / BRUSSELS 2006
Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival
Geneva Cinéma Tout Ecran

Nagrade:

51 Semana International de Cine de Valladolid 2006 - Najbolji Film
51 Semana International de Cine de Valladolid 2006 - Najbolji glumac Lazar Ristovski
MEDITERRANEAN Film Festival / BRUSSELS 2006 - Specijalna nagrada Zirija
Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival - Nagrada Publike / Goran Paskaljevic
Geneva Film Festival - Nagrada Publike za najbolji film
Geneva Film Festival - Najbolja rezija
Geneva Film Festival - FIPRESCI Nagrada za najbolji film

Press

 

Tribeca Movie Review: The Optimists
Posted on Wednesday,
May 9th, 2007 at 10:03 am
by: Francisco Saco

The following film was screened at the 2007
Tribeca Film Festival.

The Optimists (Optimisti)
Spotlight, Narrative
2006, Serbia
Dir: Goran Paskaljevic

Everything’s good and getting better, or so the characters in The Optimists think. With a vivid sense of humor, irony, and sadness, director Goran Paskaljevic creates five stories of people struggling to overcome their harsh realities, while fighting to see the good in their endeavors. Paskaljevic presents a crew of confused individuals, blinded by their hopes of prevailing, that continue to get stuck in unfortunate situations. With a magnificent performance by Lazar Ristovski, from Kusturica’s Underground, the film is able to transmit tales of twisted, amusing episodes contrasted with sorrowful experiences. The persons within the film have something going against them, and they either confront this reality with humor or despondency. The first tale narrates the story of a town torn apart by a flood. We see the townspeople congregate in a huge warehouse for shelter. They are visited by a man claiming to be a hypno-therapist, who says he can cure them all. Accused of being a thief, the man is arrested and taken away, but it is revealed that he is actually a harmless escape patient from the local mental institution. The second tale, and the most harrowing, concerns itself with a girl who is raped by her father’s boss. The father thinks he can kill his boss and get away with it, but realizes his boss owns the entire town. In the end, it is the man and his daughter who end up apologizing.

GORAN PASKALJEVIC - Premijera novog filma -OPTIMISTI -

Trijumf "Optimista" u Valjadolidu
29 oktobar 2006

Film Gorana Paskaljevica "Optimisti" trijumfovao je na 51. medunarodnom festivalu u Valjadolidu, koji je završen u subotu uvece, prenosi Beta."Optimistima" je dodeljen gran pri Zlatni klas, a Lazar Ristovski je dobio nagradu za najbolju mušku ulogu. Paskaljevicev film je nagradio i žiri mlade publike, saopštio je juce Nova film.Trijumfu filma na ovom uglednom svetskom festivalu prethodio je izvanredan prijem i kod kritike i kod publike. Paskaljevic je pre deset godina vec osvojio najviše priznanje festivala u Valjadolidu za film "Tuda Amerika". Gran pri podrazumeva i novcanu nagradu za pomoc distribuciji filma "Optimisti" (35.000 evra), koji pocinje da se prikazuje u bioskopima širom Španije od 5. novembra. "Srpski reditelj Goran Paskaljevic se istakao na festivalu svojim najnovijim filmom 'Optimisti', koji je usaglasio publiku i najzahtevnije kriticare", piše danas dnevnik Mundo. "S genijalnim glumcem Lazarom Ristovskim, Paskaljevic je napravio izuzetan film, lucidan, tužan i duhovit istovremeno", navodi Pais. "Velicina ovog filma leži u njegovih pet originalnih prica (scenario Vladimir Paskaljevic), koje surovim humorom oslikavaju lažnu nadu", ocenjuje kriticar lista Razon. "Snimljen vizuelno upecatljivo, ali nijednog trenutka pretenciozno, film 'Optimisti' istice izvanrednu kreaciju Lazara Ristovskog", navodi ABC. Manuel Peres, generalni direktor Nacionalne televizije Španije (TVE) vec je najavio otkup ekskluzivnog prava da film "Optimisti" prikaže u svom redovnom programu, posle prikazivanja u bioskopima.

Toronto Festival Daily:
"OPTIMISTI" RUŠE SVE ILUZIJE

(deo prevoda)

(...) Zdravo vođen, bistra uma, cinizam pretvoren u umetničku formu, Optimisti su ambiciozan i mračno-komičan film srpskog reditelja Gorana Paskaljevića. Slobodna interpretacija Volterovog Kandida je komična, nadrealistična o njegovoj zemlji i nepravdi kao i o našim sopstvenim razočarenjima u savremen svet. Svaku priču vodi iskusni glumac Lazar Ristovski u različitim ulogama - a u jednoj igra čak i mrtvaca.

(...) Paskaljevićev film je perfektno izmiksan koktel koji briše sve iluzije o tome koliko smo u stanju da kontrolišemo sopstvene živote. To je takođe vitalan protivotrov za ratom izmučenu Srbiju gde posle godina konflikta se narod lako da eksploatisati, a naročito kada mu se da ubitačna lažna nada.

(...) Razbijajući sve postojeće iluzije u paramparčad, Optimisti su neobiččna i predivna ilustracija Kandidove maxime da je optimizam "ludilo u kom neko uporno tvrdi da je sve dobro, i kad je sve loše".

JON DAVIES, Toronto Festival Daily

Reditelj

 

Goran Paskaljevic
(Belgrade - Serbia, 1947).

Goran Paskaljevic studied at the well-known Prague school of cinema (FAMU) under Elmar Klos. His first short film Mister Hrstka (1969), considered as "offensive to the socialist system and harmful to the social order" was banned by the Czechoslovakian regime. He has made 30 documentaries and 14 feature films, shown and acclaimed at the most prestigious international film festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto and San Sebastian...). The rise of nationalism in Yugoslavia forced him to leave his country in 1992. In 1998 he went back to make The Powder Keg (aka Cabaret Balkan in the USA) which won international critic's prizes at the Venice Film Festival and the European Film Awards. In 2001, the Variety International Film Guide marks him as one of the top five directors of the year. His latest film Midwinter Night's Dream (2004) exploring the post-war Serbia won the Grand Jury Prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Personal website in English, French, Italian and Serbian: www.paskaljevic.net

Goran Paskaljevic
Filmography - long feature films.

  • 2006-The Optimists (Optimisti)
  • Toronto - Masters - World Premiere
  • 2004-Midwinter Night's Dream (San Zimske Noci) San Sebastian Film Festival - Grand Prize of the Jury Toronto Film Festival - Masters Prenominated for the European Academy Awards, in all categories Best Serbian film of the year Nashville (USA) - Dreammaker Award for the best feature film Montpellier (France) - Golden Antigone for the Best Film Tromso (Norway) International Film Festival 2005 - International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI)
  • 2001 How Harry Became a Tree (in English) Venice Film Festival - in competition Toronto Film Festival - Masters - Gala premiere
  • Newport Beach Film Festival :
    • Best film in all categories
    • Best foreign film
    • Best actor winner Colm Meaney
  • 1998 The Powder Keg ( aka Cabaret Balkan in USA) (Bure baruta) In the USA - (released through PARAMOUNT Classics) Venice Film Festival: International Critics Prize - Best film in all categories EUROPEAN CRITICS AWARD for the best European film 1998 American National Film Board of Review Awards - Voted one of the top five best foreign language films 1999 in the USA Toronto Film Festival: Masters Santa Barbara (USA) Film Festival - Grand Prize Haifa (Israel) Film Festival - Grand Prize Antalya (Turkey) Film Festival - Grand Prize
  • 1995 - Someone Else's America (Tudja America) - (in English) Cannes Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight) - Audience Award Valladolid Film Festival - Grand Prize (Golden Spike)
  • 1992 - Tango Argentino (Tango Argentino) Venice Film Festival - Audience Award San Francisco Film Festival - Audience Award
  • 1990 - Time of Miracles (Vreme cuda) Cannes Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight) San Sebastian Film Festival - International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI)
  • 1987 - Guardian Angel (Andjeo cuvar) Cannes Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight)
  • 1984 - The Elusive Summer of '68 (Varljivo leto '68)
  • 1982 - Twilight Time (Suton) (in English) (Produced for MGM/UA, starring Karl Malden) Chicago Film Festival - Grand Prize UNICEF Grand Prize
  • 1980 - Special Treatment (Poseban Tretman) Cannes Film Festival (competition) - Best supporting actress (Milena Dravic) Golden Globe Hollywood - Nomination for Best Foreign Film
  • 1979 - ...And the Days are Passing (Zemaljski dani teku) Venice Film Festival (competition)
  • 1978 - The Dog who Loved Trains (Pas koji je voleo vozove) Berlin Film Festival (competition)
  • 1976 - Beach Guard in Winter (Cuvar plaze u zimskom periodu) Berlin Film Festival (competition), International Critics Prize

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