Friday at ZFF: Premiere of Restored Version of The Secret In The Old Attic, Farhadi's Film The Past and Argentine Film German Doctor!

Make sure not to miss the noon premiere of the restored version of Yugoslav SF film The Secret In The Old Attic in Cinema Europa. The film, directed by Vladimir Tadej and starring Croatian actors Mario Mirković, Špiro Guberina, Boris Dvornik and Rene Bitorajac, will also screen in the Zagreb Dance Center at 18:00.

The afternoon program in Cinema Europa continues with the reruns of European hits Still Life by Uberto Pasolini and Greek family drama Miss Violence by Alexandros Avranas. The awarded short film Auschwitz On My Mind by Assaf Machnes, followed by the premiere of the feature film Salvo by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza (the winner of Grand Prix in the Critics' Week in Cannes), can be seen at 19:30. The directing duo will join us for the festival and will present their debut – a story about a Sicilian mafia hitman who falls in love with a blind girl, the sister of one of his victims. At 22:00 you can see Shell, the directorial debut of Scott Graham, a strong film focused on an unusual and often disturbing relationship of a father and his daughter who live in an isolated gas station in the middle of Scottish Highlands, fighting stormy weather and an impossible love. These films can also be seen in Cinema Tuškanac's morning program, at 10:00 and 13:00, respectively.

The last film from our Great 5 program in Cinema Tuškanac will be shown at 19:00. It is the French film The Past, directed by the acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (whose earlier film, A Separation, won an Oscar for Best Film in Foreign Language). The Past deals with the divorce of a French woman and an Iranian man, starring Tahar Rahim (The Prophet) and Bérénice Bejo (an Oscar nomination for The Artist). Bejo was awarded for this role in Cannes and the film won the Ecumenical Jury Award. German Doctor by Lucia Puenzo, the Argentine candidate for an Oscar for Best Film in Foreign Language and winner of jury and audience awards at Sundance, screens at 21:00. It is a story about Nazi doctor Josef Mengele's life in Argentina, the country that opened its door to WWII criminals.

Friday in Tuškanac ends with Sarajevo Film City program. Three short films from our partner festival will be shown at 23:00. Admission is free.

The tonight's repertoire of the Zagreb Puppet Theater includes the 20:00 screening of the documentaries My Kith and Kin by Rodion Ismailov and Father by Marat Sargsyan, followed by the 22:00 screening of Mundial, The Highest Stakes by Michał Bielawski. The latter is a fascinating and untold story about sport and politics. Combining an impressive array of archive footages and present-day interviews, Bielawski tells us how the Polish national football team reached the semifinals of the soccer World Cup in 1982 against the backdrop of political turmoil in the country behind the Iron Curtain.

In the Zagreb Dance Center, the iconic Polish director Agniezska Holland's film Provincial Actors plays at 20:30. If you wish to learn something about the BDSM porn industry, go see the documentary film Kink, directed by Christina Voros and produced by James Franco. It will be on at 23:00.

A rerun of Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station screens at the Museum of Contemporary Art at 19:00. It is a film about the cold blooded murder of Oscar Grant, killed by the city traffic police – an incident that was recorded on a cell phone. The film won Avenir Award in Un Certain Regard program in Cannes and Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award in American Feature Narrative Category at Sundance. At 21:00 you can see German film The Strange Little Cat by Ramon Zürcher, depicting a family reunion in which even the pets partake in a tightly orchestrated domestic dance where passive aggression is tinged with as much love and tenderness as resentment.