French actor GERALD DEPARDIEU and John Malkovich helped Mike Leigh open Bosnia's SARAJEVO'S 10TH ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL on Friday (20AUG04).

The eight-day event is set to attract 100,000 visitors - with organisers hoping the event will bring much-needed investment into Bosnia.

British SECRETS AND LIES director Leigh, who presides over the festival jury, says the event "was very much a symbol of Sarajevo's regeneration.

"When you go to Sarajevo what you experience... is life."

23/08/2004 21:21