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Movies

- Pretprogram -
Before the festival , ex Motel Panorama
Stola has been spending his summer in the sweltering haze of festival parties. But one day, he runs into Roko, an old acquaintance, who is on a mission to discover medieval frescoes at a nearby monastery. Roko convinces Stola and a random group of partygoers to join him in his search. However, when their bus breaks down in the middle of nowhere, their brief excursion turns into an allegorical j...
- Program na Ljetnoj pozornici -
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
"After Party" is a documentary film that follows the last days in a love relationship of two men who decided to film their separation and work through issues left unresolved. The author and his boyfriend filmed their separation, using their emotions as fuel for the filming process. The goal was to document passion and eroticism of a love relationship in its final stage.
Programme by Restart , Opatija Summer Stage
We enter into atypical world of two people who are in a relationship for about 36 years but have never lived together. They reside in different countries and for Christmas they meet in Sofia. Their daughter, the filmmaker, is joining them. She has been a part of their story since early childhood. Mutual interaction reveals the complexity of the relationship between the three, their somewhat pec...
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
"Blink" is starting with Jakov and Ivan encounter in Vienna where Ivan flee from his family house in Kaštela and been missing for almost 2 months. Upon arrival back in Croatia, Jakov is filming his brother Ivan, his life with schizophrenia diagnose and his treatments in psychiatric clinics in Split, Rab and Ugljan. Most of the video footage was taken secretly in order to expose the in...
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
The documentary records café conversations of the owners a week before closing the café for good.Erna and Dževad own a bus stop bar by the entrance to once one of the largest ironworks in Eastern Europe. The 'pub talks' filmed by observation technique the last week before the bar's final closure reveal former socialist labourers' new utopia - how to get hold of Germany, the only remaining parad...
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
Every twentieth family in Croatia looses their apartment or house due to incapability of paying the credit or the overhead expences. The rigorous Seizure Law has enabled banks and other institutions an easier way of gaining a real estate. When the system fails, when a citizen has nowhere to apply and when the unscrupulous administration dislodges them from their flats or houses, then the activi...
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
A building in a small suburbian street in Zagreb became a new home for a dozen asylum-holders from Africa. But their new neighbours are not particularly welcoming.
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
Izidor is a forty two year old and disabled with a diagnosis of spasticacelebrale and tetraparesis, piece of metal in his lungs and single kidney. He lives with his sick parents. Mother has undergone chemotherapy, and father is suffering from PTSD plus survived two brain stroke.Izidor's sister is unemployed mother of three children. The film is a mixture of their everyday life and hidden fear o...
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
Have you ever, while taking a taxi, wondered who is driving you? Ljijana is a young woman who drives a taxi in Zagreb. Apart from the initial surprise when they meet a female taxi driver, most passengers find her likable and they open up to her. Driving with Ljiljana through the city and listening to conversations she’s having with a wide range of travelers, we don’t only discover the 'conditio...
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
Akademija dramske umjetnosti u Zagrebu
2017, 17`
Kika is a single mother and stripper from Zagreb. She is performing in Novi Marof, a small town near Zagreb, but has no car and has to take the train. She is accompanied by her 20-year-old boyfriend Kiki and the pair they hang out with, Sara and Alen, to protect her from possible awkward situations in the club and to keep her company. The night turns out to be longer and more tiresome than the...
Programme by Restart , Opatija Summer Stage
Slovenian hunting tradition consists of a series of hunting habits, rules and rituals which are not only an elementary part of hunting culture but play an important part in preserving Slovenian national identity. Through stories and explanations of hunters, the film gives insight into life and customs as well as numerous, still dominating men's communities in Slovenia.
Programme by Restart , Opatija Summer Stage
Petra Pan Film Production , Restart , PPFP
2016, 74`
"My world is upside down" is a music documentary film, a combination of live performances by leading alternative musicians around the world playing Ježek's songs and his amazing archive material from the 1960s to the 1980s. Frane Milčinski Ježek was a popular actor, a timeless writer and a unique performer. He has kept his public even as a prisoner, as a person who has always lived on...
Programme by Restart , Opatija Summer Stage
Goran is the world champion in free diving – a man whose most important moments in life take place underwater and whose willpower goes beyond his humanity, in order to seemingly find a place for himself in eternity. His journey is paved with silence and concentration, required by daily encounters with transience. To remain the best in what he does, every day he challenges his boundaries, riskin...
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
Dinaridi film d.o.o.
2017, 15`
Grandma lives alone and hasn't left the bed for days. The only constant observer of her everyday life is the camera.
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
The film takes place at famous beach in Split in the first moments of sunrise. The entire image seems a bit surreal. On the one hand, young people, sleep deprived and hungover, are preparing to leave so that they can go to bed, and on the other hand there are old people whose day is just beginning. A combination of young and old in such a place, at such an unusual time of day (sunrise) in a way...
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
Umjetnička organizacija "Paradoks"
2016, 7`
2015 marked the 20th anniversary of the military operation Oluja. Around 20,000 people gather in the streets to watch the parade and greet the soldiers who take part in the parade. Their behaviour shows that the war is still a big part of their lives.
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
Jedrarska street (informally known as Drunken Alley) is a small, unattractive, almost invisible alley in the very centre of Rijeka. Easily bypassed, it is an error in the urban knitting, more of a passageway than a proper street, but by all its characteristics, it is actually a public square. Lawyers and fishermen, culture workers and pensioned football players, old local Italians and newly arr...
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
Samostalna produkcija
2017, 10`
«Over the Edge» is a poetic nonnarative documentary film about the ballet principal dancer Mirna Sporiš. In their 40's, when the most professionals are at the top of their careers, ballet dancers are coming to the professional end. Mirna feels that she still has it in herself, but the younger dancers are taking the stage. The age is forcing her to retire. The film takes place in the C...
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
Samostalna produkcija: Silvestar Kolbas Audiovizualna djelatnost
2017, 20`
The film portrays the artistic lives of four graffiti artists – their creative process, assumptions about the society and how they define their own position within it. Zipo is an artist who works on trains. Simpl draws graffiti on the roofs. Nebitno writes messages and phrases on city walls. Mane Mei is halfway between being legal and illegal, he makes street art. The film is to a larger extent...
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
As Jean-Luc Nancy says, our pleasure in views, scents, and sounds has been a political issue since the birth of Europe. The idea of landscape has nothing in common with the idea of unspoiled nature. Landscapes are formed through planned deforestation, afforestation, and controlled planting. These processes are influenced by economic, health care, and other policies, documented in the systematic...
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
"Every Good Story is a Love Story" tells a universal story of the relationship between the real and the imagined, between the intimate and the public aspects of art.It is a film about the theatrical play “Boris, Milena, Radko” and the four publicly well known people who produced it — the writer-director Dušan Jovanović, actress Milena Zupančić and two actors Radko Polić and Boris Cava...
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
Al Jazeera Balkans , HRT , Missart , Videoest
2017, 62`
In the mid-fifties, the Piazza Ponterosso in the centre of Trieste became for all the citizens of Yugoslavia a myth, a favourite shopping destination. During the seventies and the eighties, the object that symbolized this myth was a pair of blue jeans. During those years, millions of Slavs travelled to Trieste at least once or twice a year. However, with the war in the Balkans everything stoppe...
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
During the 90's, Croatia gained independence from Yugoslavia and turned to capitalist economy. Companies that was once public ownership had to be transferred quickly into private hands. ITAS Prvomajska factory was just another example of how new owners operate: destroy the production, lay off the workers, sell the factory property and earn millions. Legal strikes of ITAS workers had no success...
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
Short film about young politician trying to climb up within the party's hierarchy.
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
Foggy winter morning on the junkyard Jakuševac where hundreds of gulls are feeding on human trash. The whiteness of their flying bodies are the complete opposite to the trash beneath them.
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
Three generations of women in separate hair salons have conversations with their hairdressers completely relaxed as if they are not aware of the lens that is observing their every word, gesture and movement. Throughout their conversations we get a glimpse into the world of pampering, topics women talk about during their „beauty sessions“ andthe somewhat curious question „ how intimate can dialo...
COMPETITION , Opatija Summer Stage
Parents of a 5-year-old girl, Nora Šitum, are told by doctors that their daughter is suffering from terminal leukaemia, Croatian medicine cannot help anymore. Desperate parents, Đana and Ivica, immediately decide to start the last round of the fight for salvation of their daughter. They see her salvation in an experimental treating that's being conducted by an American hospital in Philadelphia....
- Popratni program -
Off program , Villa Antonio
The Boss is a documentary about transition, privatization and corporations in Croatia, as well as the history of the largest Croatian corporation Agrokor.
Off program , Villa Antonio
"I'm a happy man on earth," - says Miro which, with his wife Sedina, builds a house made of wood and bags filled with dirt. They are parents to a 16-year-old that’s slowly becoming independent. Therefore, they are free to peacefully live their permaculture dream on their piece of land somewhere in Istra. Miro and Sedina know each other from the socialist boy scouts times of Cultural a...
Off program , Villa Antonio
In this movie we meet three homeless people who sleep on the Pula bus station: a retired married couple which for the last 6 years waits for their municipal social housing and a street musician who loves freedom and independence. They are connected by a common love of music that made them form a trio named The Bermuda Triangle Exit band. This is the story of their musical and life improvisations.
Off program , Villa Antonio
Through the story of a traditional song "La piova" we enter a vanishing Italian enclave in southern Istria. Today almost deserted, the towns Vodnjan, Galižana and Bale cherish their customs through their small folklore ensembles, aware of their uniqueness and importance for the community. The film discusses the function of heritage in preserving the identity of the community. Besides...
Off program , Villa Antonio
It's hard to say which the first and which the last train station is in this journey. It is a story about a train that goes out in a circle. Once connecting Pula and Istria with the world, now its route is Pula-Vodnjan-Kanfanar-Pazin -Lupoglav-Buzet and back, over and over again, through the magnificent winter landscapes illuminated by the sun, snow-covered and lashed by the local wind, bura. T...
Off program , Villa Antonio
Gimnazija Eugena Kumičića Opatija
2017, 22`
The school is dislocated to the street, temporarily. During one pre-Valentine’s Saturday, a group of students, two teachers, two photographers and a cameraman are gathered in front of Gimnazija Eugena Kumičića Opatija. They are carrying a photographic and a video camera, a 90-gram paper, acrylic paints and brushes. They defy the drizzle, the disgraceful messages of hate speech and the set educa...
Off program , Villa Antonio
A road movie telling the history of Kringa and Žminj, and the changes that have befallen these Istrian villages during the last 50 years, but also of the complexity of many years of marital relations and topics such as urbanization and tourism. The story is told by Josipa and Anton Radetić, married for 56 years, who still like to point out differences between their native villages. Due to the f...