Herceg Novi – Herceg Novi for a long time in the public is recognized as a town of exquisite cultural tradition, as well as the town of festival happenings – said yesterday minister of culture Predrag Sekulic, after the conversation with the heads of the Municipality, cultural and sport workers.
Herceg Novi film festival, which is being held for already two decades, he added, the old glory and fame, should be restored. I am convinced that the new concept of the festival, with which we have planned to organize the International festival of directing, will contribute to that. The festival, according to the opinion of the Minister “should get a greater glamour”. That will occur already this year thanks to the goof offer of the movies – said Sekulic.
Ministry of culture has also supported this year’s Days of music, after its artistic director and selector, piano player Boris Kraljevic, offered a concept with, as they say, “exquisite program, the best one so far”.
Minister promised that he will “do everything to help in the right way that festival of classical music, so that it wouldn’t miss some quality programs because of the lack of money.
Herceg Novi April theater festivities, which begin in Sunday, were also noted as successful by the minister, especially their international character.
– With cultural manifestations, festivals, and programs we are raising the tourist offer of Herceg Novi – pointed out Sekulic adding that that should be recognized by the tourist employees. He repeated that it is necessary to work on correlation of the towns from the coast in which cultural manifestations are being organized.
– The spending of time, energy, and money for the festivals which occur at the same time, and that during that there is no exchange of programs between the towns is irrational – noted Sekulic.
In Herceg Novi, he added, they recognized that need and there have already been some negotiations and agreements of Boka Municipalities and cultural employees about that.
– Ministry of culture will support such practice – promised the minister.
The so fat care about the cultural inheritance in Herceg Novi the minister noted as good. He is convinced that the Municipality for their part did everything to prevent the devastation of the monuments of culture.
When showed the examples of brutal devastation of that inheritance in the Old town, damaging of the parts of the west bulwarks and the construction of the Russian home several times bigger that allowed the Minister said that preservation of cultural inheritance is “not just the obligation of the Bureau for protection of monuments of culture, Ministry, and local administration”. He promised that the state would not permit the devastation of the cultural inheritance.