After the premiere held in Niš, the ‘Toma’ film directed by Dragan Bjelogrlić will premiere in Novi Sad under the stars, at the main stage of the ‘Obnova’ Film Festival (in front of the Czech Magazine) in Creative District, on 5 September, the last day of the opening of the Kaleidoscope of Culture, at 8 p.m.
The film about Toma Zdravković, the symbol of Serbian soul music, will be made grander with the group of actors, who will greet visitors of the Novi Sad Kaleidoscope of Culture.
The ‘Toma’ film presents the impressionist portrait of Toma Zdravković, which shows his beginnings, the peak of his career, his love that inspired him while composing some of his greatest hits, as well as his relationship with numerous friends he had in the art circle of the former Yugoslavia. In addition to Toma, the film presents lives of famous artists of that time, such as Zoran Radmilović, Mika Antić, Tozovac, and others.
The film features artists Milan Marić, Tamara Dragičević, Petar Benčina, Andrija Kuzmanović, Sanja Marković, Paulina Manov, Milan Kolak, Mirjana Karanović, and others.
The ‘Obnova’ Film Festival, within which the audience will watch the ‘Toma’ film, will be held for the second time in Novi Sad, while the fans of the seventh art will have a chance to see the greatest films of Serbian cinematography at three stages in Creative District (Obnova, Kolosek and Pogon). All interested can find the whole programme of the ‘Obnova’ Film Festival and the detailed programme of the opening of the Kaleidoscope of Culture on the following link.
Four days of the gala opening in Creative District, at the site of Great Liman, will be an overture to the five weeks of the Kaleidoscope of Culture, form 2 September until 8 October. Within five arts – architecture, literature, visual, applied and performing arts, programme will be held across Novi Sad.
Ars Electronica from Linz, the national pavilion of one of the most important European institutions for new media, will be presented during the opening of the Kaleidoscope of Culture, within which the ‘Differences: Garden’, a project by the Academy of Arts Novi Sad, will be presented. The CGA conference that will gather professionals in the field of computer graphics, as well as the ‘Matter Through Time. Sand, Wood, Stone, Metal in the Age of Digitization’ exhibition by the students from Austria’s St. Polten, will also be held. The ninth art will also be presented at this year’s opening ceremony within the ‘A Comic Strip Tour of Belgium’ exhibition. The audience will have a chance to see the ‘Pustinjsko polarni voz’ (en. Desert-Polar Express) sculpture by Gojko Dutina, along with the ‘Avenija mimova’ (en. Meme Avenue) project by Aleksa Vujović.
The audience will have an opportunity to enjoy the plays within INFANT, the ‘Grand Hotel’ play by Madlenianum, the famous Belgrade theatre, as well as the unusual performance ‘Instable’, performed by the French artist Nicolas Fraiseau.
During the opening of the fourth Kaleidoscope of Culture, music programme will be marked with performances by the Repetitor band, Killo Killo Banda, Dabiška, concerts by Zemlja Gruva and performances by DJs Vladimir Aćić, Novak, Zakiri and Strana Muzika.