Rescheduling the festival also means re-conceptualising its program. As you may have noticed, this year’s Zagreb Film Festival competition focuses on fiction film. The documentary program is no longer part of the main festival program. However, documentary aficionados should not feel left out; the genre is covered in other sections. This is how our Making Of program came about. It will present several extremely interesting documentary essays about the making of great films, including the iconic Lost in La Mancha, about Terry Gilliam’s never made spectacle about Don Quijote. For the first time we will take a sneak peek behind the scenes of Battle of Neretva, Fitzcarraldo, Welles’ Othello, as well as the rarely screened Tenth Film by Igor Mirković about the making of Border Post. This is a step forward in the selection process for a festival that fosters the culture of film and cinema – in this way it is trying to show the all but romantic back side to filmmaking.
Burden of Dreams
US, 1982, 95’
“If I abandon this project, I will be a man without dreams, and I don’t want to live like that”, said Werner Herzog while shooting Fitzcarraldo. The story about the making of the film has long become a legend. The plot is about... Više
West Germany, 1978, 84’
Orson Welles's last finished film, Filming Othello, is a cinematic essay of a fragmented structure in which Welles remembers the making of his award-winning 1952 film Othello. It was one of his problematic projects. Encumbered... Više
Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe
Lost in La Mancha
UK, US, 2002, 93’
Lost In La Mancha is a testimony of the attempted making and final disintegration of a film. Narrated by Jeff Bridges, this film about director Terry Gilliam's project that never came to be – an adaptation of Don Quixote –... Više
Neretva 1943.(snimanje Bitke na Neretvi)
Yugoslavia, 1968, 31’
Planes, artillery, zoom lenses... The Fourth Offensive or The Battle For The Wounded made history as the biggest spectacle of former Yugoslav cinema. An RTV Zagreb crew reported from the location of "the film of films". Director... Više
The Making of 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial'
USA, 1996, 91’
A peep behind the camera on the set of Spielberg's classic E.T. The documentary includes interviews with director Steven Spielberg, co-producer Kathleen Kennedy, sound designer Ben Burtt, composer John Williams and other key... Više
Films from this program are scheduled at Docucinema KIC. Free tickets for the screenings in this program can be picked up at Docucinema's ticket office only. The tickets should be picked up on the day of the screening during the ticket office opening hours.