FESTIVALS: Twelve Croatian Films in the Main Competition at the 64th Pula Film Festival


    PULA: Twelve Croatian feature films are competing for Golden Arenas in the main competition programme of the 64th Pula Film Festival, which takes place from 15 to 22 July 2017.

    Among the films from the domestic competition, five titles will have their Croatian premiere. Five new Croatian minority coproductions will be screened in the festival. Eleven films are competing in the competition programme Europolis-Meridians, while 19 short films are competing in the short film competition programme Euroshorts.

    The programme also includes a selection of the best European films of the year, European Short Film Nominees 2016, a focus on Czechia (which is the Friend country this year), the student programme and the Time Machineprogramme with old films, as well as Pula PROfessional with lectures, discussions and other interactive events.

    Croatian Film Competition:

    Agape (Croatia)
    Directed by Branko Schmidt
    Produced by Telefilm 
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC)

    Anka (Croatia, France)
    Directed by Dejan Aćimović
    Produced by Da Film
    Coproduced by Cantos Bros, Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT)

    Fuck off I Love You (Croatia)
    Directed by Anđelo Jurkas
    Produced by DOP Produkcija 
    Coproduced by Ratio, Zia ProductionSenna Inovation Factory, Nexus, Hi Studio

    Goran (Croatia)
    Directed by Nevio Marasović
    Produced by Antitalent 

    A Brief Excursion / Kratki izlet (Croatia)
    Directed by Igor Bezinović
    Produced by Studio Pangolin 
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC)

    The Avalanche / Lavina (Croatia)
    Directed by Stanislav Tomić
    Produced by Alka - film
    Coproduced by Propeler film 

    Dead Fish / Mrtve ribe (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Directed by Kristijan Milić
    Produced by Eurofilm
    Coproduced by Kazališno filmska udruga Oktavijan (BA)
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), Fond za kinematografiju BiH 

    Quit Staring at My Plate / Ne gledaj mi u pijat (Croatia, Denmark)
    Directed by Hana Jušić
    Produced by Kinorama
    Coproduced by Beofilm, Hrvatska radiotelevizija 
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), Danish Film Institute, Eurimages 

    The Constitution / Ustav Republike Hrvatske (Croatia, Czech Republic, Macedonia, UK)
    Directed by Rajko Grlić
    Produced by Interfilm 
    Coproduced by In-Film, Sever&Sever, the Croatian Radio Television HRT and NP7, Revolution Production and Film and Music Entertainment.
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Croatian Radio Television, the Czech Film Foundation, Macedonian Film Agency, the Slovenian Film Centre, Eurimages and MEDIA Programme

    The Mystery of Green Hill / Uzbuna na Zelenom Vrhu (Croatia)
    Directed by Čejen Černić
    Produced by Kinorama
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

    Because of You / Zbog tebe (Croatia)
    Directed by Anđelo Jurkas
    Produced by OP Produkcija
    Coproduced by: B Produkcija, Nexus, Ratio, Zia Production, Senna Inovation Factory

    ZG 80 (Croatia)
    Directed by Igor Šeregi
    Produced by Kinoteka 

    Out of competition:

    Transmania (Croatia)
    Directed by a group of directors
    Produced by Zebra Creative Network Film 
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, City of Zagreb, City of Rijeka

    A Murder to Go / Jedno ubojstvo za van (Croatia)
    Directed by Luka Duvančić
    Produced by Autonomni kulturni centar

    Special screening:

    Exorcism / Egzorcizam (Croatia)
    Directed by Dalibor Matanić

    Minority Croatian Coproductions:

    The Day My Father Became a Bush/ Toen Mijn Vader Een Struik Werd (Netherlands, Belgium, Croatia)
    Directed by Nicole van Kilsdonk
    Produced by Lemming film 
    Coproduced by A Private View, Minds Meet, Nukleus film 

    Train Driver's Diary / Dnevnik mašinovođe (Serbia, Croatia)
    Directed by Miloš Radović
    Produced by Zillion film 
    Coproduced by Interfilm 
    Supported by Film Center Serbia, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Pokrajinski sekretarijat za kulturu (Vojvodina), Eurimages 

    House of Others / Skhvisi sakhli (Georgia, Russia, Spain, Croatia)
    Directed by Rusudan Glurjidze
    Produced by Cinetech
    Coproduced by Liga Production , Kinoskopik, Embrio Production
    Supported by the Georgian National Film Centre, the Cultural Ministry of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Culture of Autonomous Republic of Adjara

    Voevoda (Bulgaria, Croatia)
    Directed by Zornitsa Sophia
    Produced by MQ Pictures Ltd
    Coproduced by Nu Boyana Film, Dream Team, Focus Media 
    Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

    Sieranevada (Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, France)
    Directed by Cristi Puiu
    Produced by Mandragora
    Coproduced by Studioul de Creaţie Cinematografică Romania, 2006 d.o.o., Spiritus MovensSisters and Brother Mitevski Production, Alcatraz Films
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Fondacija za Kinematografiju Sarajevo, the Macedonian Film Agency, Eurimages, Region Ile de France

    Out of competition:

    Babylon Sisters (Italy, Croatia)
    Directed by Gigi Roccati
    Produced by Tico Film Company
    Coproduced by Antitalent 

    Thousand / Hiljadarka (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Monte Negro, Serbia)
    Directed by Nenad Đurić
    Produced by HEFT produkcija
    Coproduced by Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT), Eurofilm, Jadran Film, RTV Federacije BiH, Cine Planet, RTCG

    Our Everyday Life / Naša Svakodnevna Priča (Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia)
    Directed by Ines Tanović
    Produced by Dokument Sarajevo
    Coproduced by Spiritus Movens and Slovenia's Studio Maj
    Supported by the Slovenian Film Center, the Croatian Audiovisual Center, Film Fund Sarajevo

    Come Along / Pojdi z mano (Slovenia, Croatia)
    Directed by Igor Šterk
    Produced by A.A.C. Productions
    Coproduced by Gustav film, MB Grip, TV Slovenija, Kinorama
    Supported by the Slovenian Film Centre, FS Viba

    River Upstream (Belgium, Croatia)
    Directed by Marion Hänsel
    Produced by Man’s Films
    Coproduced by SNG Film, Proximus, RTBF