The film about Nick Cave opens the 10th Beldocs
The 10th Beldocs will open with the screening of Andrew Dominik’s film One more Time with Feeling on May 8 at 8:30 pm at the Great Hall of the Sava Center, brining in its jubilee year plenty of novelties, films and, for the first time, a regional market of documentary films.
The very selection of the film such as One more Time with Feeling points to great ambitions of this year’s Beldocs. The film is a magnificent documentary accomplishment shot in black-and-white on the creation of the now legendary album Skeleton Tree of Nick Cave and his band the Bad Seeds.
Initially conceived as a performance, the film draws us into something much more meaningful and something that even the director Dominik himself had to face, a tragic backgruond of the the writing and recording of the Skeletal Tree album. The film consists of intertwined narratives of recorded performance of the Bad Seeds new album and of interviews and recordings collected by Dominik. As a result, we have a film of such completeness, brutality and rawness, a true testament of an artist trying to find a way out of darkness.
The film had its premiere at the last year’s Venice Film Festival, and since then has been showcased in over 30 countries accomplishing outstanding worldwide sucsess. The director Andrew Dominik is famous for his feature films, from the superb Chopper (starring Eric Bana) filmed in Australia that opened the Hollywood doors to him, to the highly stylized dramas of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Killing Them Softly starring Brad Pitt, through which he proved to be an author expected to deliver specific accomplishments. This was also the case with the film One more Time with Feeling, leaving no one indifferent with its strength.
The 10th Beldocs will take place from May 8th to May 15th simultaniously in several venues and will showcase over 80 documentary films with many of them having their European or even world premiere. The official opening of the festival will be at Sava Center while screenings will also take place in the Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Belgrade Youth Centre, the main hall of the Yugoslav Film Archives at Uzun Mirkova street, and “Dinko Tucakovic” hall of the Film Archive at Kosovska street. For the first time Beldocs will have a documentary film market, co-founded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.