Pula Film Festival: Return of the PoPular Program to Arena

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Feature films “The White Crow” by director Ralph Fiennes about the life of the one of the greatest ballet artists of the 20th century, Rudolf Nureyev, “Tolkien” by Dome Karukovski about the early years in the life of J. R. R. Tolkien, author of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and the autobiographical saga “Dolor y Gloria” by the Spanish superstar director Pedro Almodovar will be shown during the PoPular program in Pula Arena.

The 66th Pula Film Festival will see the return of the PoPular program in the week between the 15th and the 21st if July, Zlatko Vidačković, the art director of the Pula Film Festival announced at a press conference held in Pula.

The international program of the festival is mostly about biography films about the great artists of the world, and five feature and five documentaries will be shown, Vidačković said. The second part of the program will be shown in Valli Theatre: Never Look Away by an Oscar winner Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (inspired by the life of the artist Gerhard Richter) and All Is True by Kenneth Branagh about the last years in the life of William Shakespeare.

Great Peter Bogdanovich directed a documentary about Buster Keaton in 2018, called “The Great Buster” which will be shown in the documentary part of the program. Jean-Christophe Klotz’s documentary about John Ford, Anderson’s and Demmon’s documentary on Montgomery Clift, Bruce Weber’s documentary on Robert Mitchum will also be shown.

Director Gordana Restović announced the new festival edition “Time Machine 3”. Another important book for Pula and overall history of cinematography in Croatia, written by a film archaeologist Dejan Kosanović will see its second edition.

The director of the Tourist Board of Pula, Sanja Cinkopan Korotaj took the opportunity to explain the complexity of the organization of the Pula film festival. Pula Mayor wanted to remember a not so distant past when Pula didn’t have a movie theatre and compared it to the infrastructure they can be proud of today.


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