ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL
20.-27.10.2013.
23.10.2013
Pick your favourites from today's rich festival schedule!
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Wednesday in Cinema Europa starts with the reruns of the awarded indie feelgood drama Short Term 12 by Destin Cretton, made after the 2009 short film that won Best Short Film Award at Sundance (at 15:00) and Nevio Marasović's metafilm Vis-à-vis, starring Rakan Rushaidat, Janko Popović Volarić, Krešimir Mikić and Darija Lorenci Flatz (at 17:00). The tickets for the reruns are HRK 20.00.

 

The night program in Cinema Tuškanac starts with the eagerly awaited film of the Italian debutant film director and acclaimed theater director Emma Dante A Street In Palermo, that offers an interesting insight into the close-knit Sicilian society and the fight between the traditional and liberal values taking place in it. The film will be announced by the festival guest Elena Cotta, who won Best Actress Award in Venice this year for her role in it. After the screening, the actress will talk to the audience in the small auditorium of Cinema Tuškanac.

 

Georgian film In Bloom, the debutant work of Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross that has won a dozen awards so far, including one at Berlinale and Hearts of Sarajevo for Best Film and Best Actresses (Liki Babluani and Mariam Bokeria), will be screened at 21:00. It is about the life of two 14-year-old girls in the early 1990s in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia – a country that just gained independence after disintegration of the Soviet Union. The tickets are HRK 25.00.

The screenings in Cinema Tuškanac end at 23:00 with Checkers, the free-admission program presenting films of young Croatian filmmakers – Igor Jelinović, Tomislav Šoban and Ivan Sikavica.

 

In the night program of Cinema Europa we will present two new films from the main program. The one in 19:30 is Harmony Lessons, the debutant work of the Kazakhstani director Emir Baigazin. This story about violence among young people won Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Achievement in Category Camera at Berlinale. The other film, scheduled for 22:00, is Grand Central, the second film of one of the most promising young French directors – Rebecca Zlotowski. Starring in this drama are Tahar Rahim (The Prophet) and Léa Seydoux (Inglourious Basterds, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Midnight In Paris, Blue Is The Warmest Color). The feature-length films will be preceded by short films Reflections by Ashley Pegg and The Illusionist by Peter Jeschke. The authors will later talk to the audience in the small auditorium. The tickets are HRK 30.00.

 

The visitors of the 20:00 screening at the Zagreb Puppet Theater will have an opportunity to see a witty documentary The Manor by Shawney Cohen, a striptease club manager who spent three years filming the dark world of strippers, drugs and family squabbles. After the screening, the author of this candid documentary will talk to the audience, revealing to the them what happened to his once respected family. At 22:00 we will see the British director Havana Marking's film Smash And Grab: The Story Of the Pink Panthers. The film tells us about the Serbian group of the most successful jewel thieves in the world who "grew up in the environment of great corruption" after disintegration of Yugoslavia. In the past ten years The Pink Panthers stole almost half a billion worth jewelry in stores throughout Europe, Middle East and Asia. Some of them are in prison, but others, hiding their identity, spoke to the director. The tickets for the documentary program are HRK 20.00.

 

Admission to the screenings in the Zagreb Dance Center is free. East European SF program today presents Jindřich Polák's film Voyage To The End Of The Universe. On the repertoire of My First Film: Poland program is Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski's film Identification Marks: None. At 23:00 you can see Pier Paolo Pasolini's iconic film The Canterbury Tales, an adaptation of Chaucer's work and an exceptionally imaginative film bursting with cheerful blasphemy: the stories in it range from the one about a nobleman who goes blind when he marries a much younger and promiscuous woman to the one about the road to hell being populated with friars and demons, containing one of the most scandalous sequences in the film history.

 

The 17:00 screening in the Museum of Contemporary Art is reserved for the first documentary in the Bib for Kids program, the awarded film Forever Yours that tells us about the world of foster children. The reruns of the films from Inspired by True Events and Great 5 programs will be shown at 19:00 and 21:00, respectively. Hannah Arendt, a film about this Judeo-German philosopher who fled to the U.S. from the Nazi Germany and wrote the controversial book A Report on the Banality of Evil after reporting from the Eichmann trial in Israel awaits you at 19:00. At 21:00 you can see the Spanish film 15 Years And One Day, directed by Gracia Querejeta, starring popular Spanish actress Maribel Verdú, known by her roles in And Your Mother Too and Pan's Labyrinth. The film deals with the process of growing up and cycles in the child – parent relationship. Admission to Bib for Kids screenings is free. Tickets for night programs are HRK 25.00.

 

The day full of films ends with a party in Cinema Europa and its resident DJs!