This year’s literary program of the festival continued last night at Poets’ Square with the guest appearance of a writer, novelist, screenwriter, theater and film director Dušan Kovačević, whose legendary text “Radovan III” marked this year’s festival co-production.A large audience greeted Kovačević with applause, who said that he was extremely glad to be back at the TheatreCity 25 years afterwards.
Themoderator of the evening was Bojan Munjin, a journalist and theater critic, who quoted one of Kovačević’s statements in which he said that as far as the theater is concerned we must believe that the audience will leave the performance being more beautiful and smiling more than upon entering.
Kovačević said that the reason why someone engages in art and theater is a private decision, but that it is not good to spread one’s problem. He also said that in his youth he never thought that he would be involved in theater and film for all his life.
Kovačević then read stories and verses from his book “Ja to tamo pevam (It is I singing there)”, which themathizes the chronology of creativity, but also the maturation of artists. During the reading, the guest also talked about the way some of the famous scenarios were created, as well as the famous songs which the films are also remembered by. The evening ended with a short film directed by Slobodan Ivetić as a tribute to Dusan Kovačević’s contribution to cinematography on the occasion of celebrating fifty years of work. The film was previously shown at the “Kustendorf” festival during the awarding of the Lifetime Achievement Award “Tree of Life” to Dušan Kovačević. At the end of the evening, the audience greeted Kovačević with a standing ovation and continued an informal conversation with the famous writer, who also signed books for those present.
“Theatre City” press service