ZAGREB: Twelve directors’ first and second feature films are competing for the main award and a prize of 4,000 EUR at the Zagreb Film Festival, running 11-18 November
The festival has five competition sections, including the national competition section of short films Checkers and Together Again, which presents directors whose first or second films previously screened in the main competition.
The festival will have a special section of debut films from significant Czech directors, My First Film: Czech Republic.
Zagreb is also screening the three LUX prize finalists in the LUX Film Days. The films are Styx (Germany, Austria) directed by Wolfgang Fischer; The Other Side of Everything (Serbia, France, Qatar) directed by Mila Turajlić and produced by Dribbling Pictures, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia, Film Center Serbia, CNC – Cinémas du monde, Doha Film Institute and HBO Europe, and Woman at War (Iceland, France, Ukraine) directed by Benedikt Erlingsson, which is also in the main competition.
The films in the main competition are:
All Alone (Croatia, Netherlands, Serbia, BiH, Montenegro)Directed by Bobo JelčićProduced by Spiritus Movens ProductionCoproduced by De Productie, Dart Film, Adriatic Western, Dokument SarajevoSupported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Film Center Serbia, Film Centre of Montenegro
All Good (Germany)Directed by Eva Trobisch
Anchor and Hope (Spain, UK)Directed by Carlos Marques-Marcet
Dear Son (Tunisia, Belgium, France, Qatar)Directed by Mohamed Ben Attia
Just Like My Son (Italy, Croatia, Belgium)Directed by Costanza QuatriglioProduced by Ascent Film (Italy)Coproduced by Antitalent (Croatia), Caviar Films (Belgium), Rai Cinema (Italy)
Loveling (Brazil, Uruguay)Directed by Gustavo Pizzi
Manta Ray (Thailand, France, China)Directed by Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
Old Boys (UK)Directed by Toby MacDonald
Retablo (Peru, Germany, Norway)Directed by Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio L.
The Load / Teret (Serbia, France, Croatia, Iran, Qatar)Directed by Ognjen GlavonićProduced by Non-Aligned FilmsCoproduced by Cinéma Defacto, Kinorama,Three Gardens FilmSupported by Aide aux cinémas du monde — CNC, Eurimages, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Visions Sud Est, Film Center Serbia, Hubert Bals Fund, Doha Film Institute, Autonomous Province of Vojvodina
Wildlife (USA)Directed by Paul Dano
Woman at War (Iceland, France, Ukraine)Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson