First Japan-Croatia Film Festival Takes Place in Tokyo, December 17th-19th

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"Fishing and Fishermen’s conversations" by Milan Trenc - Croatian Audiovisual Center
"Fishing and Fishermen’s conversations" by Milan Trenc - Croatian Audiovisual Center

The four films that will be screened are “Fishing and Fishermen’s conversations” by Milan Trenc, “Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus”, an experimental animated film directed by Dalibor Rebić, as well as the comedy titled “Po Tamburi” directed by Stanislav Tomić, and “Lada Kamenski” by Sara Hribar and Marko Šantić.


First Japan-Croatia Film Festival Official Banner – Croatian Audiovisual Center

Croatian Ambassador to Japan, Dražen Hrastić was quoted as saying that he is looking forward to this opportunity for Japanese cinema-goers to enjoy Croatian films during the festival organized by the Japanese-Croatian Society.


“Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus”, Dalibor Rebić

“We are pleased that many film lovers in Japan will be able to enjoy Croatian titles that will be screened as part of the festival organized by the Japanese-Croatian Society. Croatia is at the crossroads of different cultures and religions and has a rich and challenging history. A world-famous tourist destination with its natural beauty, cultural heritage, and excellent athletes, Croatian filmmakers are also inspired by all this, so at the end of this challenging 2021 I have no choice but to invite everyone to join this festival and enjoy some of the best Croatian cinematographic achievements”, said Dražen Hrastić, Croatian Ambassador to Japan.


“Po Tamburi”, by Stanislav Tomić

The society’s representative Edouard Katayama Tripković said that the purpose of this society is to build stronger bonds between the two countries through culture, arts, sports, technology, and trade.


“Lada Kamenski” by Sara Hribar and Marko Šantić

“The goal of the Japanese-Croatian society is to build a deeper connection between Croatia and Japan through culture, art, sports, technology, and trade. On this occasion, the focus is on strengthening our cultural ties through four great Croatian films. time and different cultural elements, I hope that the Japanese public will learn more about Croatia and become interested in it through film titles shot in Croatia. Our inspiration for the organization of this festival is the belief that mutual understanding will result in the bilateral exchange between the two countries and contribute to further development of our relations”, added Edouard Katayama Tripković from the Japanese-Croatian Society.

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