FESTIVALS: Zagreb Announces Competition Line-up

The Liberation of Skopje by Rade and Danilo Šerbedžija The Liberation of Skopje by Rade and Danilo Šerbedžija

ZAGREB: Thirteen films will screen in the competition of the 14th Zagreb Film Festival, 12 – 20 November 2016.

Festival director Boris T. Matić said, “This year we have, in terms of theme and genre, a most diverse array possible, including comedies, dramas and so far the largest number of thrillers. We are extremely pleased to have as many as four feature narratives directed by women, which is a record in the competition.”

Women directors also feature prominently in the short film competition. The main competition focuses on first and second films.

The main competition films are:

Clash (Egypt, France, UAE, Germany)
Directed by Mohamed Diab

Nocturnal Animals (UK/US)
Directed by Tom Ford

Dogs (France, Romania, Bulgaria, Qatar)
Directed by Bogdan Mirica
Produced by EZ Films 14
Coproduced by 42Km Film, Argo Film
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Bulgarian National Film Center

In Between (Israel, France)
Directed by Maysaloun Hamoud

Taste of Ink (France)
Directed by Morgan Simon

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki (Finland, Germany, Sweden)
Directed by Juho Kuosmanen

Old Stone (People's Republic of China, Canada)
Directed by Johnny Ma

Flemish Heaven (Belgium)
Directed by Peter Monsaert

The Trampoline (Croatia)
Directed by Katarina Zrinka Matijević
Produced by Interfilm
Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

Quit Staring At My Plate / Ne gledaj mi u pijat (Croatia, Denmark)
Directed by Hana Jušić
Produced by Kinorama
Coproduced by Beofilm
Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Croatian Radiotelevision

The Liberation of Skopje / Osloboduvanje na Skopje (Macedonia, Croatia, Finland)
Directed by Danilo & Rade Serbedzija
Produced by Partysans Film
Coproduced by Kino Oko, Mainframe Film Production, Art Films production AFP, Film and Music Entertainment, Lijeni Film, MP Film Production
Supported by the Macedonian Film Agency, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Finnish Film Fund, the Finnish National Television, Eurimages

The House of Others (Georgia, Russia, Spain, Croatia)
Directed by Russudan Glurijdze
Produced by Liga Productions
Coproduced by Cinetech Film Production