A much-anticipated film about life in a remote fishing community in Dalmatia will have its Croatian premiere at the Vukovar Film Festival later this month.
After the success of the Pula and Motovun film festivals last month, film-lovers’ attention will turn to the Danube region later this month, as the 9th Vukovar Film Festival will take place from August 24-29.
Among the various films to be shown is Fishermen’s Conversations, produced by talented young director Chiara Bove Makiedo, about the lives of fishermen on a small community on the island of Hvar, an island whose party tourism is having an effect on traditional life there.
Four years in the making, the film is a work of love and devotion to the grandfather of the director, a fisherman from the community who died when she was just three years old.
The release of the film’s trailer (see above) caused considerable interest on Hvar and beyond, and the showing of the film has been eagerly anticipated on the island, and TCN understand that talks are underway to organise screenings in both Jelsa and Hvar Town later this year.
Until now, however, Fishermen’s Conversations has only appeared at one festival – Raindance in the UK last year (see interview below), but the appearance at Vukovar will be the second this month, following the Turtle Film Festival in Iceland, which opened yesterday.