Woody Allen’s 1920s feature to close Sarajevo at the city’s Open Air Cinema.

Magic in the Moonlight

The Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 15-23) has revealed the line-up for its Open Air Cinema screenings, which will include Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight as the closing film.

Sat in the 1920s on the French Riviera, the romantic comedy stars Colin Firth as a magician who attempts to expose a psychic medium, played by Emma Stone, as a fake.

Allen’s Oscar-winning Blue Jasmine screened at Sarajevo’s Open Air Cinema during last year’s festival.

As previously announced, Sarajevo will open with three films to mark its 20th edition.

The first will be Alejandro González Inárritu’s 2000 feature Amores Perros and actor Gael Garcia Bernal will be in attendance to introduce the Open Air Cinema screening and accept the festival’s Honorary Heart of Sarajevo.

The second opening night film will be road movie Je M’appelle Hmmm…, the feature directorial debut of Agnes B, who will also receive an Honorary Heart of Sarajevo.

Finally, the festival will screen omnibus feature Bridges of Sarajevo at the National Theatre with most of the title’s directors, including Cristi Puiu, Aida Begic, Luis da Matta Almeida and Jean-Michel Frodon, in attendance.

Other Open Air Cinema titles will include:

  • Black Coal, Thin Ice,  Yi’nan Diao
  • Ida, Pawel Pawlikowski
  • In Order Of Disappearance, Hans Petter Moland
  • Love Island, Jasmila Žbanić
  • The Railway Man, Jonathan Teplitzky
  • The Search, Michel Hazanavicius
  • Wild Tales, Damian Szifron
  • A Night At The Cinema In 1914
    A compilation of shorts from the BFI National Archive with music by Stephen Horne