We are pleased to announce that the third WALTER FEST film festival will take place on Saturday, October 3, at the Selters spa outdoor swimming pools in Mladenovac.
With Walter Fest, we honour one of the greatest Serbian and Yugoslav actors, Velimir Bata Živojinović.
The festival kicks off at 6:30 pm and is opened by Lena Kovačević’s concert, followed by a screening of the „Love and Fashion“ film scheduled at 7:30 pm. The festival’s Lifetime Achievement Awards will also be presented.
Ljubomir Radičević’s “Love and Fashion” (1960), is a well-liked Yugoslav motion picture. With her portrayal of Sonja in this musical comedy, Beba Lončar rose to fame and achieved cult status. The film centres on a group of university students who endeavour to stage a fashion show for the brand Jugošik, using petty deceptions to their advantage. The main protagonists are fashion designer Boba (Dušan Bulajić) and student Sonja (Beba Lončar), with the legendary Miodrag Petrović Čkalja and Mija Aleksić also making an appearance.
The soundtrack for “Hey, Little Girl” was a major hit, and in the 1980s, the band “Idoli” reproduced it in their own arrangement.
Jazz singer, songwriter, and composer Lena Kovačević, who studied at the prestigious conservatory in Amsterdam, rose to prominence among local audiences thanks to her participation as a jury member in the well-liked television show “The Best Voice of Serbia” (Prvi Glas Srbije). In 2009, she published her debut album, “Dobar dan za pevanje,” (“A Great Day for Singing”) , and in 2013, she released a follow-up, “San” (“Dream”).
Lena released several successful singles between the release of her third album “Džezeri” (“The Jazzers”) in 2015 and the release of “Hurry up,” “The Depths,” and “I Only Wish For…”, to name a few of her most popular tracks. The jazz and pop genres are connected by this singer’s authentic singing, which results in a melodic fusion that is uncommon in these styles.
We cordially invite you to join us and brighten up this year’s Walter Fest!
The Walter Fest is run by the Mladenovac Centre for Culture and Tourism.