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Croatian films screening in Cannes

The following Croatian titles will be screening in competition and at Marché du film at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival:

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Films in competition

Official Selection

CIAIO MAMA/ CIAO MAMA by Goran Odvorčić, 2009, Duration: 9 mins

48e Semaine Internationale de la Critique/ 48th Critics' Week – Shorts in competition

TULUM / PARTY / LA VIRÉE by Dalibor Matanić, 2009, Duration: 15 mins

Dalibor Matanić’s latest short film Tulum / Party, a story of innocence irrevocably lost with the onset of the war is the second film in a series of 6 short films dealing with intimate moments of six young girls from six different parts of the world on the very same day. The first film in the series entitled Susa/The Draught has already been shown to much critical acclaim in Directors Fortnight in 2003.

The film will screen before Iranian feature film Whisper in the wind by Shahram Alidi at the following dates and venues:

·         Tuesday 19th May at 11h00, 17h30 and 22h30 at Espace Miramar

·         Wednesday 20th May at 8h30, salle Buñuel du Palais des Festivals

·         Wednesday 20th May at 14h00, Théâtre La Licorne (screening for the general audience)

·         Thursday 21st May at 16h00, Studio 13 (screening for the general audience)

Tulum / Party will also screen as a part of two separate screenings of 7 short films shown in competition at this years Critics' Week selection:

  • Friday 15th May at 18h00, Cinéma Le Raimu (screening for the general audience)
  • Sunday 17th May at 20h00, Espace Miramar


Marché du filmfeature films

Metastases by Branko Schimidt, 2009, Duration: 85 mins

The newest offering by renowned and prolific Croatian film director Branko Schimdt (The Melon Route, The Queen of the Night) offers an unflinching look at the underbelly of the post-transition Croatia. This big screen version of a bestselling book and a hugely successful theatrical play has already enjoyed the record breaking box office results in Croatia as the biggest domestic weekend opener in a last couple of years.

Metastases screening dates and venues:

  • Monday 18th May at 14h00 – Gray 3
  • Tuesday, 19th May at 13h30 – Palais F

Marché du film / Short Film Corner
For short film lovers - we will be screening a selection of Croatian shorts films, both fiction and animation in The Short Film Corner from up and coming Croatian talent, as well as some well known names in animation.

Short fiction films screening at Short Film Corner: Dirty Little Bubbles by Ivan Livaković, Maša by Nikolina Barić, INT-APARTMENT-NIGHT by Saša Ban, Party by Dalibor Matanić, Waste Youth by Petar Orešković,

Short animation films: Mobitel Mania by Darko Vidačković, Nightmare by Darko Kokić, Rudy’s Lexicon – Love and Rudy’s Lexicon – Glory by Nedjeljko Dragić. Run by Nevio Marasović, Silence by Borivoj Dovniković.

Croatian shorts screening dates and venues:

  • Wednesday, 20th May at 13h30 - Palais F

Croatian filmmakers in Cannes:

Producers on the Move

As a full member of The European Film Promotion network since January, 1st 2009, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre has been given the opportunity to put forward a name of one Croatian producer to take part in a prestigious EFP programme “Producers on the Move” during the Cannes Film Festival.

The nomination went to Ankica Juric Tilic, an EAVE graduate with extensive past track record in producing not only critically acclaimed films, but also films combining critical and public appeal.

Find out more about Ankica and her production company Kinorama in the Cineuropa interview.

Croatian Audiovisual Centre’s pavilion in Cannes is in Village International Riviera, no. 112,    Tel. +33 4 92 590 222

For any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact

Ivana Ivisic, Head of Promotion and Int’l Relations
Vanja Sremac, Assistant to Head of Promotion and Int’l Relations

Ciao Mama was originally conceived as a stage piece written by Matija Kluković and Goran Odvorčić and consequently adapted for the screen by both authors, as a part of the upcoming omnibus Zagrebačke priče/Zagreb Stories. In the edit two separate and distinct short films emerged – one, co-written and co-directed by Kluković and Odvorčić will be shown as a part of the planned omnibus film Zagreb Stories and the other, turned into a short film in its own right and signed by Goran Odvorčić is the short film competing at this year’s Cannes official selection.

Screenig times and venues: T.B.A.


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