Motovun Film Festival Starts

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ZAGREB, July 25, 2018 – The 21st Motovun Film Festival opened in Motovun in Istria County on Tuesday evening with a screening of Polish director Pawel Maslona’s debut Panic Attack, which explores dramatic moments in the lives of several unlucky characters.

By Saturday, when the festival ends, film fans will be able to enjoy a hundred independent films, as well as exhibitions, performances, concerts and DJ concerts.

The focus of this year’s festival is on independent productions, with themes largely reflecting the spirit of the times and addressing current global problems.

The programme features films from large film industries such as the US, France and China, as well those from smaller countries such as Montenegro, Switzerland, Columbia, Denmark, and Poland. Also on show will be several exciting Croatian premieres.

Swedish director Ruben Ostlund is this year’s guest of honour and recipient of the festival’s Maverick award. Also attending will be filmmakers, musicians and visual artists from Berlin, this year’s partner city.

This year’s festival is dedicated to two detained filmmakers, Ukrainian Oleg Sentsov and Russian Kirill Serebrennikov. The latter’s film Summer, about an emerging rock scene in the Soviet Union, is included in the programme.


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