May 22, 2019 - Montenegrin director Ivan Marinovic won the Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award for the "Forever Hold Your Peace" script yesterday at the International Film Festival in Cannes, within the framework of the ScripTeast Workshops program, announced the Film Center of Montenegro.
The film "Forever Hold Your Peace" is one of the eight projects that received funds for the development of scripts at the competition of the Film Center of Montenegro, which was organized this year for the first time.
Ivan Marinovic, who as a director and screenwriter debuted last year with the film "Black Pin," is supported within this contest because "Forever Hold Your Peace" brings "an exciting story that treats the customs and postulates by which he lives in small, patriarchal environments, full of intrigue and intrigue. The story has a clear dramatic structure, defined characters, and the feeling of space and mentality is easily achieved," said the commission of the Film Center of Montenegro, comprised of directors Vladimir Perovic, Andro Martinovic and Pavle Simonovic, and writer Ognjen Spahic.
With Forever Hold Your Peace, Marinovic confirms his movie gift
"The story deals with the conflict of generations within the family and the conflict of tradition and conservatism with modern and liberal, all through the prism of a somewhat abnormal wedding. So, it's a comedy again, located in Boka Bay, but it's a movie with a large ensemble of actors, which will be more productive and more challenging than the one before," Marinovic said before Cannes in an interview with Radio Jadran.
The young director from Herceg Novi
, Ivan Marinović premiered with the creation of "Black Pin" in August 2016. With the Oscars nomination and prizes for actors, the film received awards in Kragujevac, Mojkovac, and in the international scene in Italy, Uruguay, Sweden, Turkey, Malta, and for the past two years, it has been shown at 50 festivals around the globe, except in Africa.
Participation in the ScripTeast program is significant for Marinovic and his film
Marinovic's "Forever Hold Your Peace" script was selected last October for the prestigious ScripTeast program
. The sessions were held in Poland and Berlin, where projects were promoted and where their authors had the opportunity to further work on the development of the scenarios before the final presentation in Cannes. "The presence of "Forever Hold Your Peace" in Cannes, already at such an early stage, and with all the opportunities that the promotion and meetings bring there, is significant both for the film and for me personally," Marinović pointed out earlier in an interview for Radio Jadran.
ScripTeast was created by famous Polish director and producer Dariusz Jablonski, in collaboration with his closest associates, producers: Violetta Kaminska and Izabela Wojcik. Together, besides broad international production activities through their companies Apple Film and Avocado TV, they created the Independent Film Foundation, which promotes ambitious films and its authors in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe.
ScripTeast is organized by the Independent Film Foundation and supported by Media Program of the EU, Polish Film Institute, Polish Television, and Apple Film Production, in cooperation with the European Film Academy, the ACE Program, Producers Network, Final Draft, Film New Europe and festivals in Berlin, Cannes and Karlovy Vary.