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24th Sarajevo Film Festival gets underway

21:50 11-08-2018
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The 24th Sarajevo Film Festival kicked off Friday in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital with a traditional red carpet walk, Anadolu Agency reports.

The opening ceremony of the festival, aimed at reviving arts and culture in Sarajevo in an effort to move on from Bosnia’s wartime legacy, was held at the National Theater.

During the red carpet walk, many actors, directors, producers, musicians and politicians posed for photos, including Turkey’s Cannes-winning director Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Oscar-winning Iranian film director and screenwriter Asghar Farhadi.

Opening the festival was Oscar-winning Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski's film ‘Cold War’.

Many Turkish directors, screenwriters and producers are taking part this year, including Nuri Bilge Ceylan, one of today’s most acclaimed filmmakers.

During the festival, Ceylan's ‘The Wild Pear Tree’, ‘Once Upon a Time in Anatolia’, ‘Winter Sleep’, ‘Clouds of May’, ‘Climates’ and ‘The Town’ will be screened for movie lovers.