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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 (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member 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 served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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