domestic competition

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IN THE NAME OF THE FAMILY
FRI 6. 7. / 17 H / CINEMA RUSTICA


PROMISING
Andrija Tomić – Hrvatska / Croatia 2017 – 9’ – dokumentarni / documentary / andrijatomic813@gmail.com

This isn’t a film about Ante Tomić.


HOW STEEL WAS TEMPERED
Igor Grubić – Hrvatska / Croatia 2018 – 11’40” – animation / animirani / kreativni.sindikat@gmail.com

A father takes his son to an abandoned factory where he once worked. The building has long been reduced to a crumbling symbol of the new system. Nonetheless, the space will briefly be brought to life by recorded scenes of workers solidarity, inspiring a small gesture of defiance. That symbolic act will turn into a moment of catharsis and re-establish the relationship between the father and son.


NONNA
Mario Pucić – Hrvatska / Croatia 2017 – 15’ – igrani / fiction / pucic.mario@gmail.com

Nonna lives alone and refuses to leave the bed for days. A camera is the only constant observer of her daily life.


FATHER
Tomislav Šoban – Hrvatska / Croatia 2018 – 15’30” – igrani / fiction / tom.soban@gmail.com

Šimun’s peaceful afternoon is interrupted by police looking for his son under suspicion of committing a violent crime. The father learns of his son’s crimes from the newspapers. He wishes to confront his son and awaits for him on the river.


AS FAR AS OUR FEET TAKE US
Renata Lučić – Hrvatska / Croatia 2018 – 34’ – dokumentarni / documentary / renalucic@gmail.com

Author’s mother Vesna and she is in her late 40s. For the last seven years she has been living and working in Germany. Her life seems stable and monotonous, but there’s another side to it. Through this autobiographical video diary, the author documents the moments that reveal the secret that her mother and she carry within. In a somewhat voyeuristic manner, the film portrays  disbanding of the family that never had a chance to come together.

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THE YOUNG SHALL INHERIT THE WORLD
SAT 7. 7. / 17 H / CINEMA RUSTICA


TWO FOR TWO
Jelena Oroz – Hrvatska / Croatia 2018 – 8’ – animirani / animation / vanja@bonobostudio.hr

Our home is a fragile flower. Milk and honey. Cocoa and hell. Everyone pets their own bunny. The feeling is lovely. Vanilla cake… A moody portrayal of the moment we stop loving others and fall in love with our fantasies. If we cannot understand each other, maybe our avatars can find a common language? But whatever lies below the surface should stay that way. We are fine. Our lives are milk and honey. Everyone pets their own bunny.


SAVA RAGA DINA DAKA
Vjeran Vukašinović – Hrvatska / Croatia 2018 – 29’ – igrani / fiction / vjeran.vuk@gmail.com

Mirta and Višnja, accompanied by two young men named Nikola and Damir, are looking for a special place at Sava River that used to be a swimming spot. It’s Mirta’s birthday and this is how she wants to celebrate it. After a failed attempt to have some sexual fun, everyone becomes dissatisfied and search for the beach becomes uncertain. Mirta has a chance encounter with a naked man by the river. The search culminates when Višnja refuses to continue looking for the beach.


THE LOVETTS
Igor Bezinović – Hrvatska / Croatia 2018 – 16’33” – dokumentarni / documentary / jure@sekvenca.hr

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Lovett, award-winning webcam models, business owners, and animal lovers who love entertaining crowds online. They do their best to cum every day and encourage their fans to do the same.


NOTHING WILL EVER COME BACK
Damir Radić – Hrvatska / Croatia 2017 – 7’ – igrani / fiction/ damir.radic@zg.t-com.hr

Locus: a grove near Peroj, almost adjacent to the sea. Feature and documentary. Fiction and actuality. Reality and illusion. A girl places a camera on various locations. A sensual homage to the film medium caught in the discourse of analog film and photographic material.


INTO THE BLUE
Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović – Hrvatska, Slovenija, Švedska / Croatia, Slovenia, Sweden 2017 – 22’ – igrani / fiction / antoneta.kusijanovic@gmail.com

Thirteen-year-old Julija and her mother flee from their abusive home to find refuge on the idyllic island Julija grew up on. The girl is desperate to reconnect with her best friend Ana. But Ana is in love and Julija is no longer a priority. Ana’s rejection reopens Julija’s wounds, awakening the monster of violence she thought she had left behind.

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DRAMA IS OVERRATED
SUN 8. 7. / 17 H / CINEMA RUSTICA


ALMOST NOTHING: SO CONTINUES THE NIGHT
Davor Sanvinčenti – Hrvatska / Croatia 2017 – 12’ – eksperimentalni / experimental / vanja@bonobostudio.hr

Film revolves around a light bulb like the Earth around the Sun. Light makes the film visible. In the orbit of the tragedy of film and our reality, the image resists the cruelty of the experiment.


BLINK
Jakov Labrović – Hrvatska / Croatia 2017 – 18’35″ – dokumentarni / documentary / positivef@gmail.com

Ivan suffers from schizophrenia. After he goes missing from his family home, his brother Jakov decides to start filming Ivan’s life and treatments at various Croatian psychiatric facilities. Most of the footage was taken secretly, in order to expose the brutality and inhumanity of the treatment at these institutions.


“THE STRANGER” IN MY HEAD
Petra Balekić – Hrvatska / Croatia 2017 – 4’27” – animirani / animation / sanja.borcic@zagrebfilm.hr

This film is the director’s attempt at reconstructing Albert Camus’ The Stranger, which she read 12 years ago. With time, the memory of the book has been reduced to fragments and atmosphere, which the director tries to provide with a context in an effort to evoke the original.


MARICA
Judita Gamulin – Hrvatska / Croatia 2017 – 20’ – igrani / fiction / marina.jurisic1@gmail.com

A middle-aged housekeeper decides to leave her family. The film follows the day she finally wins her freedom—and how she spends it and what scares her.


CYCLISTS
Veljko Popović – Hrvatska, Francuska / Croatia, France 2018 – 7’20” – animation / animirani / vanja@bonobostudio.hr

The cycling season is nearing its grand finale. During the final race, the two men in the lead are competing for more than the Grand Trophy; they are fighting for the affection of a lady and fulfilment of their erotic fantasies. Meanwhile, the small port town prepares for the arrival of a large ocean liner and its dashing captain. The film is inspired by the art of Vasko Lipovac.


DRAMA IS OVERRATED
Sunčica Ana Veldić – Hrvatska / Croatia  2017 – 27’44” – dokumentarni / documentary / fenja.illectric@gmail.com

An autobiographic documentary that depicts veterinarian Sunčica’s struggle to take her passionate hobby of documentary filmmaking to another level by enrolling in the Academy of Dramatic Arts.