OPENING CEREMONY – The Elegy of Laurel
BEAST Festival of Central & Eastern European Film is returning to the city of Porto between September 21 and 25, with a programme dedicated to the film culture from 21 countries.
The Official Opening Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 21st of September from 22:00 in the grand Cinema Passos Manuel. The festival will kick-off with the screening of The Elegy of Laurel, the debut feature film by Montenegrin filmmaker Dusan Kasalica, as part of a focus that the fifth edition of the festival dedicates to Montenegrin cinema. With its national premiere at BEAST IFF, the film is a challenging and innovative drama, which suddenly becomes dark, fantastic and mysterious.
BEAST – International Film Festival takes place in several venues of Porto: Passos Manuel, Cinema Trindade, Casa das Artes, OKNA – Espaço Cultural and Livraria Térmita. In addition to the 60 selected films, the festival’s programme extends to a series of exhibitions, workshops and panels events.