The Sarajevo Film Festival, which opened on August 15th, closed with a screening of “The Usual Suspects”, starring US actor Kevin Spacey, who attended the festival.The Bosnian capital Sarajevo, which became “a vibrant city that never sleeps”, hosted more than 100,000 visitors during the festival’s nine days. It offered side events, concerts and performances in addition to 20 film screenings a day. Over 1,300 accredited guests and 650 journalists attended the festival.
The joint Croatia-Bosnia production “Buick Riviera” won Best Film and the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Prize at the 14th Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF). Goran Rusinovic, a Croatian, directed the film, based on a book by Miljenko Jergovic. Actors Leon Lucev and Slavko Stimac, who co-starred in the movie, shared the Best Actor award.
Finally, with an average mark of 4.78, “The Usual Suspects” won the Audience Award, surpassing the Bosnian documentary “The Seeker” by 0.02 points.