German filmmaker Fred Kelemen has participated at the Golden Apricot International Festival for three times. At the 14th festival Kelemen has submitted “Sarajevo Songs of Woe” in the feature competition.
“I just love this festival, as I always spend wonderful time here which is thanks to the locals, the country and its hospitality,” Fred Kelemen told reporters at a press conference on Saturday.
Kelemen also praised Golden Apricot Festival, suggesting the event ‘has been warming hearts and souls for years.’
“Even when you are back your blood is still boiling,” the German filmmaker said, adding the time spent in Yerevan is one of the most beautiful and memorable moments in the year.
To note, “Sarajevo Songs of Woe” is a filmic triptych containing of the two tales “Blue Ballad for Lovers” and “Blue Rondo for Survivors” and the documentary middle part “Blue Psalm for Wolves”. They are flowing into each other and so building up a universal mosaic of fragmented life situated in the town of Sarajevo. The camera follows different protagonists and interweaves with their cinematic round-dance of hope and despair, love and death and their quest for a dignified life which is fragilely stretched between the desire for the warmth of love and the coldness of our civilisation’s reality.