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Passionate and diverse, Balkan love stories came to life in movies, and the most interesting of them will be gathered in Craiova and Port Cultural Cetate of Dolj County (18-26 August), at the 8th Edition of Divan Film Festival.This Edition's programme includes 18 feature films, of which 17 in national premiere. The film opening the edition dedicated to Balkan love is Bourek (Greece/Cyprus/USA, 2016), a bitter-sweet comedy where the protagonists are travelling, eating and loving on the fictional island of Chronos, a sign that Balkan love has a longing for travelling, but it also resists the test of time.In the feature film by director Vladan Nikolic, bourek is a dish fiercely disputed by Greeks, Turks, Albanians or Bulgarians and, at the same time, a pretext for conversations carried on late into the night, uniting or breaking apart couples, creating new couples or destroying them. A holiday air with Balkan love perfume is also coming from A Brief Excursion / Kratki izlet (directed by Igor Bezinovic, Croatia, 2017) and from Wind / Vetar (directed by Tamara Drakulic, Serbia, 2016), to be screened in national premiere in Port Cultural Cetate during the second week of Divan Film Festival. Itinerant love is depicted inLight Thereafter (directed by Konstantin Bojanov, Bulgaria/ Belgium, 2017), a road travelled by the protagonist in reverse, at the end of which he finds himself, while in Exotica, Erotica, Etc. (directed by Evangelia Kranioti, France/ Greece 2015), love is at home on the road.