The world premiere of feature film LOVE 1. DOG by Romanian director Florin Șerban was held tonight at 22:00 at the National Theatre, in the Competition Programme of 24th Sarajevo Film Festival.
Somewhere up in the mountains of Romania, Simon, a woodsman, lives in almost complete isolation, until one day he finds a woman in the forest, who has been beaten almost unconscious. He brings her back to his cabin, feeds her, clothes her, bandages her wounds, protects her. And before he can realize what is happening before he can defend himself or flee, he is caught up in a game from which there is no way out: he falls in love. And then he locks the woman up, ostensibly so she will recover. When she tries to escape, he brings her back. And when his actions are too transparent and fail, he explodes in an outburst of fury and runs away. An outsider intrudes, bringing reality into the game and thus ruining it.
Movie screenings for Tuesday can be read here