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Croatian films and filmmakers at the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival

The competitive programmes of the Sarajevo Film Festival, held from 12th to 20th August, will feature five domestic titles, while other selection will include 10 more films (alongside two episodes of the television series Newspaper). In addition, the 10th Talents Sarajevo will include seven young filmmakers from Croatia.


 Competition Programme – Documentary Film  

Wall of Death, and All That | Mladen Kovačević
Brankica relentlessly roams the “wall of death” on her motorbike, defying gravity since early childhood. Will she finally finish her ride?

 Screening times:  
Cinema City 1 - 14.8., 15.00

Islands of Forgotten Cinemas | Ivan Ramljak
A poetic documentary about the loss of film culture in small villages on Croatian islands during the second half of the 20th century, told through intimate reminiscences of six protagonists. 

 Screening times:  
Cinema City 1 - 15.8., 15.00

A Two Way Mirror | Katarina Zrinka Matijević
A poetic documentary that illustrates different states of mind, inner struggles and revelations through the beautiful but bitterly cold mountainous landscapes of Lika. 

 Screening times:  
Cinema City 1 - 16.8., 20.30

Four Passports | Mihajlo Jevtić
An intimate journey through the protagonist’s microcosm of family and friends, combining present day images, family Super 8 archives, and animated dreams and memories. 

 Screening times:  
Cinema City 1 - 18.8., 15.00

 Competition Programme – Short Film  

The Beast | Miroslav Sikavica
A rashly accepted job at a construction site in a coastal resort becomes a pain in the neck of a backhoe loader operator from the hinterland who, in order to retain paternal authority and get the legal, but dirty demolition work done, needs to remove an unwanted witness. 

 Screening times:  
National Theatre - 18.8., 14.00

 Competition Programme Feature Film – Out of Competition  

Transmania | group of film directors

 Screening times:  
National Theatre - 16.8., 13.45

 In Focus  

On the Other Side | Zrinko Ogresta
20 years ago, Vesna moved her family to Zagreb, away from the events that almost destroyed their lives. 

 Screening times:  
National Theatre - 14.8., 16.00

Interruption | Yorgos Zois
A postmodern theater adaptation of a classic Greek tragedy takes place in the central theater of Athens. 

 Screening times:  
National Theatre - 17.8., 16.00

Sieranevada | Cristi Puiu
Having returned from a professional trip to Paris, Lary, a neurologist at the pinnacle of his career, attends a family meal with his wife to commemorate his late father.

 Screening times:  
National Theatre - 19.8., 16.00
Cinema City 4 - 20.8., 20.00


ZG80 | Igor Šeregi
At the end of the 1980s, a group of Croatian football fans are on their way to Belgrade to attend a football match between the Croatian and Serbian teams – Dinamo and Red Star. 

 Screening times:  
National Theatre - 15.8., 22.30
Cinema City 2 - 20.8., 17.15

The Liberation of Skopje | Rade Šerbedžija, Danilo Šerbedžija
Skopje 1941, the city occupied by Germans and their Bulgarian allies. Zoran, a boy of 11, witnesses the horrors of war. 

 Screening times:  
National Theatre - 13.8., 22.30
Cinema City 2 - 17.8., 17.15 

Train Driver’s DiaryMiloš Radović
Ilija is a train driver. He holds the infamous record of 28 killings in his career. Ilija’s adopted son Sima is preparing to take over his father’s job. 

 Screening times:  
National Theatre - 14.8., 22.30
Cinema City 2 - 19.8., 17.15

Newspaper (drama series) | Dalibor Matanić

 Screening times:  
National Theatre - 19.8., 22.30

 Dealing With the Past   

Unwanted heritage | Irena Škorić
Monuments are silent witnesses to the times when they were built and the people who built them. Through monuments one can trace the history of human kind. 

 Screening times:  
Cinema City 2 - 18.8., 18.15

 Open Air  

A Good Wife | Mirjana Karanović
Milena is a middle-aged wife and mother ensconced comfortably behind a gate in an upscale suburb of Belgrade. 

 Screening times:  
Open Air - 18.8., 20.30
Cinema City 4 - 19.8., 14.45
Cinema City 5 - 20.8., 16.45

 Children’s Programme  

A Well Spent Afternoon | Martin Turk

 Screening times:
Cinema City 1 - 18.8., 18.00

 SFF Guests Present  


Playing the Tiger | Jasna Nanut
Picnic | Jure Pavlović
Indonesia | Daria Blažević
Belladonna | Dubravka Turić
The Beast | Daina O. Pusić

 Screening times:
Cinema City 2 - 16.8., 14.30


Lula & The Pubic Hairs | Igor Jelinović
Boo-boo Boo hoo hoo | Josip Lukić
Thin Air | Šimun Šitum
Planemo | Veljko Popović

 Screening times:  
Cinema City 2 - 17.8., 14.30


Judita Franković | actress
Darija Karić | actress
Edi Ćelić | actor
Tajana Bakota | producer
Ivan Turković Krnjak | screenwriter
Dubravka Kurobasa | camerawoman
Silva Ćapin | director

 Docu Rough Cut Boutique  

F**k YU | Marija Ratković Vidaković & Dinka Radonić (HFS) 


Mare | Andrea Štaka (Okofilm Productions)
Illyricvm | Simon Bogojević Narath (Kinorama)
Just Close Your Eyes | Jure Pavlović (Sekvenca)

Publication Keep an Eye on Croatian Films @ Sarajevo

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