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- In competition -
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage

5.4

The citizens of Zagreb were woken up abruptly from their sleep by a powerful earthquake on that fateful Sunday morning. In an attempt to preserve the collective memory of the events that took place in the midst of corona virus outbreak, several voices talk about their experience of it and how it affected them in the days that followed.
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
(Croatian Premiere)
Akademija dramske umjetnosti, Zagreb , Zebra Creative Network
2020, 14`
This short documentary essay follows the process of installing a monument of the first Croatian President, Franjo Tudjman in Zagreb, just before its unveiling. It brings out a critical social context by using video footage that guides us from the very beginning of the process till the end when we see protests of crowds and police corridors protecting this piece of sculpture from human presence....
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
The film shows explicitly the castration of cats under general anesthesia, which is achieved through a combination of sedatives and narcotics.
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
(World Premiere)
2020, 41`
Zagorje, Croatia. Little isolated region on the Croatian-Slovenian border. And a small GP office. The director is filming her mother’s GP practice while fighting the ineffective health system andtroublesome patients. In the end she also fights herself, trying to figure out how long will she continue to work while young doctors keep emigrating from Croatia on daily basis.
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
Ivan's Game is a biographical documentary that covers the life story of one of the greatest Croatian football players of all time: Ivan Gudelj. The film follows Ivan’s meteoric rise and the tragic end of his career at the height of his fame, and how he managed to overcome his illness, death of his wife, and all hardships that came his way. Is there life after football?
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
(World Premiere)
2019, 8`
An apple, three slices of dry toast, a yoghurt, and an athletic track from the director's old diary entries evoke some important moments in her memories.
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
Udruga Blank
2020, 5`
This is a film about trying to reconcile with your own home. Or with what used to be our home a long time ago. Or at least with what our family thinks is our home. Or with what we no longer feel like our own home. Or is this a film about accepting the realization that we are happier somewhere else, with someone else?This is a film about acceptance, reconciliation and union, but also loneliness,...
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
(World Premiere)
Renko d.o.o.
2020, 15`
Father, daughter and crying.
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
(World Premiere)
2020, 32`
Mila leaves Zagreb after a traumatic childhood to start a new life in Stuttgart, Germany.
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
My Universe follows a complicated relationship between a Russian immigrant mother and her feminist street artist daughter. Nastja is a 32 years old Croatian artist, who is known for her flower-shaped vagina murals on the streets of Zagreb. Her mother Galja works as a tourist guide for Russian speaking groups and does not approve of her daughter’s lifestyle.But the two have more in common than t...
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
(World Premiere)
Adria Visio d.o.o. , FLIP CLIP
2020, 3`
Before the start of the 2017 summer season, the Department Store Istria closed its doors. The former shopping center of the city of Pula. Five floors. More than eight thousand square meters. It opened in 1978, and although it managed to survive the economic crisis of 2008, it failed to meet its 40th birthday.This downtown modernist building is gaping empty. Neglected but not forgotten, she stil...
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
(World Premiere)
2020, 73`
Hidden in the outskirts of Europe, nested between two mountains in Eastern Croatia, lays a village that changed twice its name, population and its own history. This village, that has two cemeteries, is immersed in numerous unspoken and conflicting memories passed on from generation to generation. Recollection of past inter-ethnic conflicts is being transformed as to forever keep a seed of futur...
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
REA udruga za suvremene umjetničke i arhitektonske produkcije
2020, 12`
Dreaming of better lands, from generation to generation, because of poverty, hunger and wars, we voyage across the seas. Geography is destiny. Do our bodies retain the memories of our grandfathers; are memories of running away in search of better lands imprinted on our bodies? "Porvenir" means "future" in Spanish. Porvenir is the only town in Tierra del Fuego, at the bottom...
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
During the last days of the Europa cinema in Zagreb, we follow Joža, the unofficial caretaker and the friendly spirit of the cult cinephile hangout place. Joža’s love for film greatly surpasses the responsibilities of his job. We witness not only the end of a long career but the end of an era, associated with the disappearance of traditional cinemas.
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
UDK Berlin , Dinaridi Film
2019, 10`
Migrant shipyard workers spend their daily routine in a dormitory on the Adriatic coast. In the evening one of them visits the nearby city.
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
2019, 19`
The delightful sighs of Denis & Denis singer Marina Perazic in the hit "Program of Your Computer" were a precedent on the music scene in the 80s. Almost forty years later, the song enjoyed by listeners of all ages is once again throwing in a trance - this time students from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb and the wider programming community. Already a...
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
Antitalent
2020, 76`
„Storkman“ follows the story of a primary school janitor Stjepan whose life would pass completely unnoticed if a very special stork didn't come his way. The plot is set in the suburb of Croatian town Slavonski Brod where in 1992 Stjepan Vokic, a widower, found a stork with a broken wing. He saved her life and since then she has been living with Stjepan in his home. He named her Malena.In 2002,...
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
When Marko attempts to present a radical political programme, his activism clashes with the harsh reality, whereby he is deprived of his freedom and forced into a mental institution. When he is finally declared healthy and released, he avoids politics at all costs. He has been successfully cured.
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
(Festival Premiere)
Domino
2020, 20`
The film "Ivan Delimar’s Rope Workshop" deals with the process of burying the workshop of Vlasta Delimar’s late father on the estate in Štaglinec near Koprivnica, the cult place of Vlasta's art festival. Father Ivan Delimar stated: "When I die, bury me on my property, under the tree, next to the workshop." As it is not allowed to bury human bodies in one's own yard, Vlasta b...
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
The film shows the process of organizing a funeral in a company called "The Posthumous Aid". Funeral clerks Sanja and Nevenka work in, as they liked to call it, "the women's room" while Jura, Krešo and Renato are distributed throughout the office. The customers that come to the office express a wide range of emotions. The nonchalant atmosphere between the funeral clerks serv...
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
(Croatian Premiere)
Akademija umjetnosti univerziteta u Banjoj Luci , Samostalna produkcija
2019, 15`
"It was enough for me to think day and night about you."Ena discovers her parent’s love letters. They sent each other letters while they were separated in the war, in the most hopeless place in the world - Bosnia and Herzegovina. She goes on a trip to the City from her childhood “Pustograd” and she recalls the almost impossible love of her parents. When the war in Mostar begin, Ena's...
- Out of competition - The State of Emergency programme -
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , Villa Antonio
(a part of Rijeka 2020 - ECoC programme)
UpNorth Film , Napafilms , House Of Real
2017, 94`
The key male members of the far-right political party Golden Dawn are imprisoned accused of carrying out organized criminal activity. To maintain Golden Dawn’s position as the fifth largest political party in Greece, their daughters, wives and mothers step up to the task of leading the party through the upcoming elections. As the elections and trial unfold, the Norwegian film crew gets access t...
18. LFF , izvan konkurencije / out of competition , Opatija Summer Stage
(a part of Rijeka 2020 - ECoC programme)
Hulahop , December Films , This and That Productions
2019, 88`
Diana Budisavljevic, a distinguished Austrian, leads a comfortable life among the Zagreb upper-middle class. In the fall of 1941 she learns that Jewish and Christian Orthodox women and children are being taken to the Ustasha camps, where they are left to die. Since the Jewish community can only send provisions to Jewish prisoners, the Christian Orthodoxs are left helpless. Taking matters into h...
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , Opatija Summer Stage
(a part of Rijeka 2020 - ECoC programme)
Sant & Usant , Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion , AMP Films , Norveška, Njemačka, Švedska
2018, 80`
In EXIT, we meet Angela from the US and Ingo and Manuel from Germany, all former right-wing extremists who made the leap to leave their movement. They are now forced to live isolated lives in hiding due to their dangerous pasts. In Denmark, we explore the other side of the spectrum when Søren shares the story of his life a former left-wing extremist. Director Karen Winther also meets Frenchman...
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , Opatija Summer Stage
(a part of Rijeka 2020 - ECoC programme)
Miradouro Media LDA
2018, 82`
Twenty-eight years after the fall of communism and on the eve of new presidential elections, Hungary arrives at a political crossroads. Is the country about to embark on another four years of right-wing populism, with Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party remaining in power, or will former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány and his pro-European left-wing party prevail? Filmmaker Eszter Hajdú followed...
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , Opatija Summer Stage
(a part of Rijeka 2020 - ECoC programme)
Adela Media Film and TV Production , Bulgarian National Television
2017, 55`
The film Long Live Bulgaria focuses the attention of the public on a serious problem - the revival of nationalism in Bulgaria. In the course of three years we traced the development of several young people from Sofia, Stara Zagora and Plovdiv – big cities in Bulgaria. These are young people with a strongly developed patriotic feeling, who define themselves as patriots and more often as national...
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , Villa Antonio
(a part of Rijeka 2020 - ECoC programme)
Manifest Film , Fundația Romania One
2018, 61`
Like the Romans in Italy and the Vikings in Scandinavia, the Dacian people who occupied much of ancient Eastern Europe continue to loom large in the imaginations of present-day Romanians. This humorous and engaging documentary sheds light on the enduring fascination with—and divergent opinions on—Dacian mythology through profiles of historians, researchers, and role-players who express their pa...
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , Villa Antonio
(a part of Rijeka 2020 - ECoC programme)
B-Reel Films , C More Entertainment , Film i Väst
2018, 100`
Since his untimely death, Stieg Larsson has become one of the world’s most famous authors. His Millennium Trilogy novels—The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels—have sold more than 90 million copies worldwide and spawned multiple film adaptations. Yet in the years before he introduced Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist to the world, Larsson himself faced real-world intrigue and dange...
- Off program -
off program , Villa Antonio
A room is a catalog of someone growing up. A room is a collection of childhoods, adventures and hidden corners. It is frozen in one of its forms and is constantly reminded that one day it will have to be abandoned. We can't push it into the suitcase at all.
off program , Villa Antonio
Mia meets the love of her life (Adnan) just before the Covid virus pandemic. After months of isolation in various states, Mia struggles with border police to meet with Adnanan, before the official opening of the borders.Mia goes to Ličko Petrovo Selo follows her path to the border crossing.
off program , Opatija Summer Stage

MMC

Art De Facto
2020, 24`
As a phenomenon, MMC (Multimedia Centre) has gained a significance, beyond the city limits of Rijeka. The tumultuous and intense actionist and performance scene has been the most prominent feature of Rijeka’s new scene in the last twenty years; within the framework of the latter, alongside autonomously presented actions and performances, MMC has also organised events at the Palach Club, includi...
off program , Villa Antonio
Between September 1919. and Christmas 1920., a poet Gabriele D'Annunzio was a conqueror and later Commander of the the City of Rijeka/Fiume. La materia non conta (material is irrelevant) - was his motto, with which he emphasized the superiority of his vision and his ideals over petty material, physical and earthly problems. However, unlike his poetic works up until then, this 'poetic' feat had...
off program , Villa Antonio
Vita is a short documentary that follows a twenty-year-old girl in her wonderings, searching for herself and for fragments of her life. While she is walking through her hometown where she was forced to return to, we gain an awareness of how she doesn’t really know where she’s going, either physically or in her head.