THE BEAT OF LOVE (UTRIP LJUBEZNI) AT THE PANORAMA EUROPE FILM FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK
From mind-bending genre experiments that reinvent the musical, sci-fi film, and horror movie, to gripping dramatic features and documentaries capturing the tenuous nature of modern life for a variety of wanderers and refugees, Panorama Europe 2016 is a vibrant selection of some of the finest and most riveting films coming out of Europe today. Filled with New York premieres, often with the filmmakers in person, this is a great opportunity to discover some of the most exciting new international filmmakers. This year’s festival will take place at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens and at the Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan.
Slovenian film screened at the festival is The Beat of Love (Utrip Ljubezni).
Directed by Boris Petkovič. 2015, 77 mins. In Slovenian with English subtitles. With Judita Frankovič, Jernej Gašperin, Zlatan Cordič Zlatko. This infectious ode to Slovenia’s hip-hop subculture bursts with music and energy. Bruno (Jernej Gašperin) and his friends live for hip-hop—the tagging, the beat-boxing, and the rap battles. After winning a free-style competition, Bruno seems to be on the path to success. But when he falls for violinist Nina (Judita Frankovič), he finds himself torn between love and music. A winning blend of rap, romance, and comedy, The Beat of Love captures the highs, lows, and intoxicating abandon of youth.
Presented by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovenian Film Center.
When: Saturday, May 21 at 3:15 p.m.
Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria, NY 11106
The Festival Board, headed by Gaelle Duchemin, the European Union Delegation to the United Nations and in partnership with the Czech Center New York/Bohemian National Hall, consists of the Albanian Institute New York, the Arts Council Malta New York, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, the Balassi Institute - Hungarian Cultural Center New York, the Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Audiovisual Center, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Estonia, the Consulate General of Portugal, the Consulate General of Slovakia, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovenian Film Centre, the General Representation of the Government of Flanders to the USA, the Goethe-Institut New York, Instituto Cervantes, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Consulate General of Greece in New York and the Onassis Foundation (USA), and the Polish Cultural Institute New York.