FESTIVALS: Zagreb Film Festival Announces Competition

    Ivana the Terrible by Ivana Mladenović Ivana the Terrible by Ivana Mladenović photo: microFILM3

    ZAGREB: The 17th Zagreb Film Festival will be held over the course of a record 11 days, from 7 to 17 November 2019. Around 100 films will be screened in 12 film programmes at eight locations in Zagreb and another 20 Croatian cities. For the first time in 10 years, the recently closed cinema Europa won’t be the central festival venue.

    The main competition comprises 12 debut feature films, including a Romanian/Serbian coproduction Ivana the Terrible by Ivana Mladenović and a Dutch/Bosnian coproduction Take Me Somewhere Nice by Ena Sendijarević.

    The complete list of films in the Official Selection follows:

    Alice and the Mayor (France, Belgium)
    Directed by Nicolas Parised

    Babyteeth (Australia)
    Directed by Shannon Murphy

    Beanpole (Russia)
    Directed by Kantemir Balagov

    Beware of Children (Norway, Sweden)
    Directed by Dag Johan Haugerud

    Ivana the Terrible (Romania, Serbia)
    Directed by Ivana Mladenović
    Produced by microFilm, Dunav 84
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Film Center Serbia

    Queen of Hearts (Denmark, Sweden)
    Directed by May el-Toukhy

    Monos (Colombia, The Netherlands, Argentina, Germany, Sweden)
    Directed by Alejandro Landes

    Our Mothers (Belgium, France, Guatemala)
    Directed by César Díaz

    Take me Somewhere Nice (The Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Directed by Ena Sendijarević
    Produced by Pupkin, VPRO, SCCA/PRO.BA
    Supported by the Netherlands Film Fund, NPO Fund, CoBO, the MEDIA Sub-programme of Creative Europe

    Patrick (Belgium, The Netherlands)
    Directed by Tim Mielants

    The Lighthouse (Canada, USA)
    Directed by Robert Eggers