… indeed there is and it was also a woman, who was the first to say thank you for the selection of Claudia Tosi’s „I had A Dream” last night, Srbijanka Turajlic, the protagonist, the political activist and mother of the director of „The Other Side of Everything” Mila Turajlic. And a loyal spectator of the films of the Magnificent7 Festival here in Belgrade.
Great film, she said, and I could only agree. “I Had a Dream” is a film full of energy, and humour, a film that makes you happy seeing that there are women like the protagonists Daniela and Manuela, who try to change politics in Berlusconi’s Italy change with warmth and dedication. And make you sad as this is also a film about Europe today, where anti-European waves are everywhere as well as xenophobia. Claudia Tosi has found an excellent way of telling her story by having on screen the two women comment, what we and they see during the many years, she has followed them. And Tosi has a fine direct way of – off-screen – putting questions to the two, and she is there, when they have their political meetings locally and in the parliament. It’s a no-bullshit film, an honest film.
Magnificent7 – seven films, where 6 of them this year are directed or co-directed by women.
3 more films will come, today two of them directed by women, Heddy Honigmann’s
“Buddy” and Reetta Huhtanen’s ”Gods of Molenbeek” will be shown.