French star Sophie Marceau flew in from Paris to attend the screening of Fidelity on the closing night of the International Festival of Films D'Auteurs (Nov 23 - 30) in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
Marceau, who was accompanied by the film's director, Ukrainian-born Andrzej Zulawski, plays a photographer hired by a sleaze merchant to add class to one his scandal sheets. She also added glitz to an event more usually attended by no-nonsense film buffs and Belgrade film students.
The main prize was shared between Claude Miller's French entry La Chambre Des Magiciennes and Serbian title The Land Of Truth Love And Freedom, which marks the directorial debut of Milutin Petrovic. The two emerged from a competition section of 20 entries, with double that in the sidebars.
The three-member jury was headed by Serbian veteran director Dusan Makavejev, Belgrade's leading film critic Milan Vlajcic and Macedonian playwright Dejan Dukovski, author of the Powder Keg stageplay adapted for Goran Paskaljevic's arthouse hit.