As 24Sata writes, until next Sunday, 26 documentaries and feature films of recent original production will be shown, and a programme will be held on current human rights issues.
Annie Ernaux, in the opening film, which she co-directed with her son David Ernaux-Briot, as she does in her literary works, combines autobiography with a sociological view of contemporary events. The screening of that film will be followed by the world premiere of the experimental film “Refractions” by Vladislav Knežević and the Croatian feature film “Afterwater” by Dana Komljen.
The festival also features four documentaries by Mantas Kvedaravičius, the Lithuanian director who was killed by Russian soldiers in April of this year while filming in Mariupol, Ukraine – “Barzah,” “Mariupolis,” “Mariupolis 2”, “Parthenon.”
The documentary “Casa Susanna” by Sébastien Lifshitz tells about the house of the same name, which in the middle of the 20th century was a refuge for heterosexual men who dressed as women, the feature film “Sparta” by Ulrich Seidlai is about a pedophile who operates in the poorest parts of Romania, while the new film by Véréne Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor’s “De Humani Corporis Fabrica” was filmed in Paris hospitals.
Other films to be presented include “No Bears” by Jafar Panahi, who was sentenced to six years in prison by the Iranian authorities to prevent him from making films, the colonial thriller “A Tale of the Pacific” by Alberto Serra, “Eami” by Paraguayan director Paz Encin about the natives of the area with the most rate of deforestation and the documentary “Provincial Hospital” which was filmed in a Bulgarian hospital, the new films by Sergej Loznica “The Natural History of Destruction” and “The Kiev Trial”.
Panels and lectures programme
The other part of the festival will discuss how to advocate for human rights and gain support, the mental health crisis in Croatia, safe housing, adoption in LGBTQI+ families in Croatia and Norway, along with the screening of the documentary film “All families are equal”.
The Sakharov Academy deals with Ukraine, there will also be a Seminar for Precarious Times, with online lectures on creative and intellectual work, panels on climate change and migration, the challenges of Africans in Croatia, discussions with the films “Bigger than Trauma” by Vedrana Pribačić and “Taming the Garden ” Salomé Jashi.
Films are shown in the Tuškanac and Kinoteka cinemas, the resr of the programme will be in Dokukin KIC, and the musical concert of the Kries group in the Močvara club. The organisers are Multimedia Institute/MaMa Zagreb and URK/Močvara, and admission to all programs except the music one is free.
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