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Jean-Luc Godard, Ursula Meier, Pedro Costa, Aida Begic Take Part in Sarajevo-Flavored Omnibus

Legendary enfant maudit Jean-Luc Godard, Portugal’s national treasure Pedro Costa (Ne Change Rien) and the new generation of female auteurs in Ursula Meier and Aida Begic (Snow) will be a part of the fourteen filmmakers who’ll contribute short docus, essay and fiction films as part of Sarajevo-themed omnibus called Les Ponts de Sarajevo. Meier, the director behind Critics’ Week selected Home, and Sisters starring Lea Seydoux (read our review) told Screen Daily that she’ll be shooting with Bosnian actors in Sarajevo in two weeks’ time at the end of the Sarajevo Film Festival.

Gist: The project which will will be part of a week-long event from June 21-28, 2014, titled “Sarajevo: Coeur de L’Europe”, will mark next year’s centenary of the First World War.

Worth Noting: Details are non-existent, but Pedro Costa’s next film (set for release in 2014) is called Horse Money.

Do We Care?: We like the list of four names that are attached to the project so far, but a seeing that the omnibus/short film collection format lacks cohesion, our interest level is downgraded to a we’ll see it – but not go out of our way to view it.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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