Subversive Film Festival to Take Place from 6 to 14 May

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ZAGREB, April 29, 2018 – The Subversive Film Festival will take place in Zagreb from May 6 to 14, featuring over 50 documentary, feature-length and short films which will be vying for the Wild Dreamer award.

The theme of the festival’s 11th edition is “Freedom Fighters and Poetic Justice”. The films will be screened in the Europa and Tuškanac cinemas.

The festival will open with the film “Lucky”, starring 91-year-old American independent film icon Harry Dean Stanton. It was his last appearance in a film.

The competition programme includes “The Nothing Factory”, a Marxist musical directed by Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Pinha, which won the FIPRESCI prize at Cannes last year, and “Cocote”, a film by Dominican Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias which won the innovative Signs of Life programme at the prestigious Locarno Film Festival.

Also on show will be Argentine director Lucrecia Martel’s colonial saga “Zama”, “The Wandering Soap Opera” by Chilean surrealist Raul Ruiz, the documentary “When Pigs Come” by Serbian filmmaker Biljana Tuturov and Abel Ferrara’s documentary “Piazza Vittorio”.

The festival will feature a retrospective of Cuban revolutionary films, including those by Santiago Alvarez, Manuel Octavio Gomez and Tomas Gutierrez Alea. The programme is prepared in cooperation with Cinemateca de Cuba in Havana and Professor Michael Chanan.


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