‘T2 Trainspotting’ to open the new British film festival PlayUK
British Council and DokuFest are inviting the audience to a truly unique international British film festival – ‘PlayUK’. From 16 to 19 February, audiences in six Western Balkans cities will watch ten film premieres by British authors who are getting a lot of attention at the world’s most relevant film festivals.
Festival will be opened with ‘T2 Trainspotting’ in DokuKino cinema in Prizren. This film reunites the original characters from one of the most influential films of the 1990s. Over four days, thousands of passionate movie-goers will experience the best of contemporary UK feature and documentary films.
With its strong influence on our everyday lives, the way we speak and joke, UK cinema has been a unique phenomenon in the global contemporary culture for decades. Such a phenomenon deserves a peculiar format.
British Council is running PlayUK in six different cities in the Western Balkans simultaneously, screening ten film premieres at exactly same times in Belgrade, Podgorica, Prizren, Sarajevo, Skopje and Tirana – spreading UK film buzz over the whole Western Balkans region.
Thematically, PlayUK has many layers. As the world is going through rapid changes, politics are introducing new formats of relations within the whole planet; our goal is to include films that celebrate human resilience and ability to find answers and solutions in difficult situations.
Another layer of our celebration is related to the strong influence UK music has in this part of the world. That’s why we will be screening a number of films that focus on music, music bands, their legacy and their impact on our societies.
Finally, PlayUK will praise the film as an art form, a medium adaptable to changes initiated by new technology. Film is always changing and finding its way to continue bringing audiences together. This is something PlayUK will once more prove.