Weekend with ZFF’s cinema at home and You Missed It, Watch It program

Weekend at the Zagreb Film Festival gives us a great opportunity for reviewing and bolstering our film curriculum. In the You Missed It, Watch It program from Saturday, 11 AM, till Sunday, 11 PM, we’re watching all the films from the international competition program, Checkers program, and a selection of films from the Together Again competition program and The Great 5 side program. KinoKino festival for our youngest audience brings us the famous classic by Mate Relja, Train in the Snow. All the films will be available at www.kinoeuropa.hr, except the ones from Checkers which are available at the croatian.film platform. Ticket prices for feature films are 26 HRK, while feature films from the KinoKino program are 20 HRK.

The award winners of the festival will be announced on Sunday morning on the official website and festival Facebook page, and from Saturday to Sunday it will be possible to check out once more all the nine films from this year’s competition. We have the love story of the Palestinian Academy Award contender, Gaza Mon Amour by Nasser brothers, a bittersweet homage to growing up in Afghanistan under Soviet occupation, Orphanage by Shahrbanoo Sadat, three powerful stories about heroines at a turning point in their lives: the French Slalom by Charlène Favier, the Greek-French Pari by Siamak Etemeadi and the Polish Sweat by Magnus von Horn, the British social drama in the vein of Ken Loach, Listen by Ana Rocha de Sousa, the biography of the Czech statesman and writer, Havel by Slávek Horák, the Bosnian Full Moon by Nermin Hamzagić and the Serbian Oasis directed by this year’s Venice winner, Ivan Ikić. In the weekend programme, do not miss the out of competition film, Father by Srdan Golubović, with Goran Bogdan, recently nominated for the European Academy Award in the best actor category.

The winner of the Together Again program, which is chosen by the audience, will also be announced on Sunday, and over the weekend we’ll show a selection of films: the Icelandic Echo by Rúnar Rúnarsson, a mosaic made from 56 tableaus shot in the Christmas and New Year period, then the absolute winner of Pula Film Festival, Tereza37 by Danilo Šerbedžija with Lana Barić, who was one of the scriptwriters, in the main role. Then Mater, a feature debut of Jure Pavlović about a tyrant mother who wants to make a copy of herself from her daughter, with Darija Lorenci Flatz and Neva Rošić in lead roles. Focus, Grandma by Pjer Žalica is a black comedy which revolves around the fight for inheritance. Main roles in the film are Jasna Žalica, Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Alma Prica, Jadranka Đokić, Mira Banjac, and others. In the replay program, do not miss an interesting hybrid of a documentary and feature film, Uppercase Print, in which the renowned Romanian director Radu Jude digs deep into the archives of Ceauşescu’s regime.

We’ll replay the films from The Great 5, as well: Madre by Rodrido Sorogoyen, a drama based on his Academy Award-nominated short of the same name, The Best Years, a saga about love and friendship spanning 40 years, directed by Italian director Gabriele Muccino, and the romantic drama Undine by German director Christian Petzold, inspired by a dark myth about a water fairy. For her role as Undine, Paula Beer was nominated in the best actress category by the European Film Academy.

Weekend at ZFF also brings us the complete program of international short film competition, and the program of domestic short film competition, Checkers: Nine Months by Josip Lukić, Angina Pectoris by Filip Mojzeš, I’m Not Telling You Anything, Just Sayin’ by Sanja Milardović, Forest by Sara Grgurić, Sultriness by Petar Vukičević, Tenant by Borna Zidarić, and Bepo by Filip Antonio Lizatović

KinoKino program brings us a selection of short films under the name My First Online Festival and feature films Sune – Best Man, Jackie and Oopjen, and H is for Happiness. In the festival’s finale, we’ll show the timeless children’s classic by Mate Relja. Based on the novel of the same name by Mate Lovrak, Train in the Snow is a story about childhood and overcoming problems with togetherness despite differences. Among other things, the film owes its popularity to charming songs written by Arsen Dedić, and it’s the first children’s film which won the audience’s award in Pula.