The most exciting festival films on Sunday’s program
After the official closing of the 17th ZFF, Sunday is the day with traditional re-screenings of the festival’s most interesting films, but also the films competing for the European Parliament LUX Prize. The film God Exists, Her Name is Petrunija by Macedonian director Teona Strugar Mitevska will be screened from 7.30 PM in Tuškanac Cinema, and from 9.30 PM, the second film competing for this award, The Realm by Spanish director Rodrigo Sorogoyen.
God Exists, Her Name is Petrunija is a feminist Balkan satire about the absolute chaos which erupts when a woman dares to participate and win in an exclusively male ritual. The film won the Ecumenical Award at the Berlin Film Festival, while in Pula it won the Golden Arena for Best Director in the Minority Co-Production program.
The Realm is a film about a charismatic politician who lives in luxury financed by bribes and corruption. But when a scandal breaks out, his party decides to lay all blame at his feet. The politician engages in a dirty fight for survival against a well-oiled corruption machine and party system.
Sunday also brings lots of content for the youngest. The program First Time at the Cinema, aimed at children aged 3, is taking place at 11 AM in Tuškanac Cinema and Travno Cultural Center. At the same time, the film Phantom Owl Forest from the Bib for Kids program is screening at the Dubrava Public University.
Babyteeth, the story about a romance between an ill teenager and small-time dealer, will be screened at 2 PM in Tuškanac Cinema. At 5 PM in the same cinema, there is another opportunity to watch Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse, a hypnotizing horror-fantasy about the psychological war between two lighthouse keepers, with brilliant performances by Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe.
At the Museum of Contemporary Art, there will be screenings of three prominent films from the main program. The Norwegian film Beware of Children is screening at 4 PM, followed by The Barefoot Emperor at 7 PM, a film co-produced in Croatia about the adventures of the Belgian king, who wakes up on Brijuni. The last film on the program in that cinema (9 PM) is the Queen of Hearts, the Danish Oscar contender, which won the audience award at Sundance.
Two films from the main program will close the programs in neighbourhood cinemas. In Cultural Centre Travno, at 7 PM, we are screening the Belgian Oscar contender Our Mothers by César Díaz, while in the Dubrava Public University we will screen Alice and the Mayor by Nicolas Pariser, which also opened this edition of Zagreb Film Festival.