Cycle

From 24.10. To 30.10.2022.

20th Zagreb film festival

20th Zagreb film festival

More information about the festival, films and tickets: zff.hr

Films in cycle

The Quiet Girl

(An Cailín Ciúin, Ireland, 2022)

Directed by: Colm Bairéad
PHOTOGRAPHY: Kate McCullough ISC
Synopsis:

Rural Ireland, 1981. Cáit is a quiet and withdrawn girl from a poor and overcrowded family. While her gambling father consistently neglects the children and the farm, her pregnant mother is overwhelmed by worries and chores. When her mother’s cousin Eibhlín suggests Cáit spend the summer with her and her husband Seán at the farm, Cáit’s father reluctantly accepts the offer. Amidst the lush greenery of the Irish countryside, Cáit blossoms nurt...

color, 95'
PROJECTION:
Monday 24.10.2022 AT 18:30
Monday 24.10.2022 AT 10:30

Alcarràs

(Spain, Italy, 2022)

Directed by: Carla Simón
PHOTOGRAPHY: Daniela Cajías
Synopsis:

Spain’s entry for this year’s Oscars and the first Catalan film to win the Golden Bear for best film at Berlinale. For as long as they can remember, the Solé family has spent their summers picking peaches in their orchard in the tiny village of Alcarràs. But this year, the property landowners have other plans – to cut down the orchard and install solar panels. Faced with the end of an era, the loud and boisterous family gathers for one last harvest. As the branche...

color, 120'
PROJECTION:
Monday 24.10.2022 AT 21:00
Monday 24.10.2022 AT 13:00

I Have Electric Dreams

(Tengo sueños eléctricos, Belgium, France, Costa Rica, 2022)

Directed by: Valentina Maurel
PHOTOGRAPHY: Nicolas Wong Andres Diaz
Synopsis:

Teenager Eva lives with her mother, younger sister and troublemaker cat. Her burning desire is to move in with her estranged father Martin, a professional painter, sculptor, poet, and drunkard who is going through a second adolescence. As Martin battles a mental crisis and his repressed anger, Eva clings to him, balancing between the restless sensitivity of teenage life and the ruthlessness of the adult world. Maurel’s coming-of-age drama premiered at Locarno FF where it won an impressive...

color, 100'
PROJECTION:
Tuesday 25.10.2022 AT 18:30
Tuesday 25.10.2022 AT 10:30

Carbide

(Croatia, Serbia, 2022)

Directed by: Josip Žuvan
PHOTOGRAPHY: Tomislav Sutlar
Synopsis:

Twelve-year-olds Nikola and Antonio live next door to each other and are inseparable. Their families, who have a long-running feud, don’t like it one bit. At holidays, the boys have fun shooting carbide, film their escapades and post them on YouTube hoping to score millions of views. But not everyone is in equally high spirits and the quarrel between the families escalates. Director Josip Žuvan had his first appearance at ZFF with short films Snow (ZFF 2012) and Irrelevant&...

color, 113'
PROJECTION:
Saturday 29.10.2022 AT 21:00
Tuesday 25.10.2022 AT 21:00
Tuesday 25.10.2022 AT 13:00

The Worst Ones

(Les pires, France, 2022)

Directed by: Lise Akoka
PHOTOGRAPHY: Eric Dumont – AFC
Synopsis:

Film director Gabriel arrives to a social housing French suburb to cast child actors for his new project. His film centres on a pregnant teenager and her younger brother, and Gabriel wants authentic local residents to play them. The film crew’s arrival prompts jealousy and division among younger residents, while the older ones complain that a film of this sort only perpetuates stereotypes and turns away affluent people. Why can’t the story be about the success of their gymnastics tea...

color, 99'
PROJECTION:
Wednesday 26.10.2022 AT 18:30
Wednesday 26.10.2022 AT 10:30

Traces

(Croatia, 2022)

Directed by: Dubravka Turić
PHOTOGRAPHY: Damjan Radovanović
Synopsis:

As the last member of a once large family, young scientist Ana (Marija Škaričić) experiences an identity crisis. She buries herself in work, while her anthropological research increasingly intertwines with her sense of loss. In a series of coincidences, symbols and traces in stone become her guide out of the trauma. Dubravka Turić’s debut feature continues her shorts’ successful festival run (Cherries: Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, ZFF 2018 – Special Mention;&nbs...

color, 98'
PROJECTION:
Sunday 30.10.2022 AT 19:00
Wednesday 26.10.2022 AT 21:00

Joyland

(Pakistan, 2022)

Directed by: Saim Sadiq
PHOTOGRAPHY: Joe Saade
Synopsis:

The Ranas, a cheerfully chaotic family, live in the heart of metropolitan Lahore. While everyone eagerly awaits the birth of the eldest son and his wife’s child, the unemployed younger son Haider and his wife Mumtaz’s marriage defies society’s conventions. Independent Mumtaz is the breadwinner, while dreamer Haider spends his days with his nephews. When Haider discovers the world of erotic theatre and secretly takes a job as a backup dancer for trans starlet Biba, his move will...

color, 126'
PROJECTION:
Thursday 27.10.2022 AT 18:30
Thursday 27.10.2022 AT 10:30

The Uncle

(Croatia, Serbia, 2022)

Directed by: David Kapac
PHOTOGRAPHY: Miloš Jaćimović
Synopsis:

Yugoslavia, late 1980s. A family welcomes their beloved uncle (Predrag Miki Manojlović) coming home for the holidays from Germany. The joyous Christmas lunch is interrupted by a smartphone ringing. It becomes clear it’s not the 80s, it’s not Christmastime either, and it is not just the festive turkey that can be cut with a knife, but tension too. Developed at ZFF’s screenwriting workshop My First Script, Uncle blends family psychological horror, social satire and holi...

color, 104'
PROJECTION:
Sunday 30.10.2022 AT 21:00
Thursday 27.10.2022 AT 21:00
Thursday 27.10.2022 AT 13:00

Close

(Belgium, France, Netherlands, 2022)

Directed by: Lukas Dhont
PHOTOGRAPHY: Frank van den Eeden SBC-NSC
Synopsis:

Thirteen-year-old Léo and Rémi are best friends who spend all of their time together, playing near the magical fields of dahlias grown by Léo’s family. As the summer draws to a close, their closeness arouses the curiosity of their classmates and becomes the target of sneering remarks. Embarrassed, Léo starts to pull back from the confused Rémi and their friendship gradually deteriorates. Winner of the Cannes Grand Prix, Close is an impressive an...

color, 105'
PROJECTION:
Friday 28.10.2022 AT 18:30
Friday 28.10.2022 AT 10:30

Klondike

(Ukrajina, Turkey, 2022)

Directed by: Maryna Er Gorbach
PHOTOGRAPHY: Sviatoslav Bulakovskyi
Synopsis:

It is July 2014 and war is breaking out in Donbas. Expectant parents Irka and Tolik live near the Ukrainian-Russian border. The nervous anticipation of their child’s birth is rudely interrupted by the crash of a Malaysian airplane and the bombing of their house. While the villagers flee before the advancing Russian army, Irka refuses to leave her home and stubbornly devotes herself to daily chores and repairs on their home. Meanwhile, the ideologically undecided Tolik tries to please both...

color, 100'
PROJECTION:
Friday 28.10.2022 AT 21:00
Friday 28.10.2022 AT 13:00

Safe Place

(Croatia, 2022)

Directed by: Juraj Lerotić
PHOTOGRAPHY: Marko Brdar
Synopsis:

A traumatic event – a sudden suicide attempt – opens a gap in the everyday life of a family of three. Their lives are upturned, as if they have been pulled into a war invisible to anyone else. Juraj Lerotić’s (Then I see Tanja, Golden Pram ZFF Checkers 2010) long-awaited feature has exceeded all expectations and arrives at ZFF with a handful of prestigious awards – best debut film, director and actor (Goran Marković) at Locarno and the Heart of Sarajevo for best...

color, 104'
PROJECTION:
Saturday 29.10.2022 AT 19:00
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