Friday at ZFF With Films Dealing with Important Issues of Today

Today’s finale of the competition program of feature films will present Feathers by Omar El Zohairy, a black humor drama which won the Grand Prix and the FIPRESCI Award at Critics’ Week in Cannes, and the winner of this year’s Karlovy Vary Festival, As Far As I Can Walk. The director of the film adaptation of this Serbian love epic, Stefan Arsenijević, will attend the Croatian premiere at 21 h in SC Cinema, which will be followed by a Q&A.

The feature film competition will feature the Egyptian film Feathers, a black humor drama which won the Grand Prix and the FIPRESCI Award at Critics’ Week in Cannes, at SC Cinema at 18.30 h. The story of Feathers starts with a botched magic trick which turns the pater familias of one family into a white chicken. The film also screens at Tuškanac Cinema in the morning, at 10.30 h. At the same cinema at 21 h, the program features the winner of this year’s Karlovy Vary Festival As Far As I Can Walk by Stefan Arsenijević, a modern interpretation of a Serbian love epic in which a Ghanaian migrant searches for his beloved wife along the Balkan route. For his role Ibrahim Koma, the French actor from Mali, was named Best Actor at Karlovy Vary. The film also screens in the early afternoon at Tuškanac Cinema at 13 h.

The film about a girl fascinated with space exploration Mission Ulja Funk screens at Urania at 18 h as part of the KinoKino program. When an obstacle presents itself between Ulja and her passion for space, she takes matters into her own hands, finds an ally in a classmate and manages to convince him to embark on a truly unusual adventure – they start their journey across Eastern Europe in a hearse in order to see an asteroid fall!

The program at Tuškanac continues at 17 h with the screening of the German representative in the Great 5 program, And Tomorrow the Entire World.This exciting thriller, presented at Venice and Toronto, questions the justification of violence on the example of antifascist youth split into two factions, one which advocates non-violent resistance and the other which believes that fighting against the radical right requires equally radical measures. Chiara screens at the same cinema at 19.30 h. This tense drama about maturing won the Europa Cinemas Label Award in the Directors’ Fortnight program at Cannes. The protagonist is the daughter of a mobster who is forced to face the true nature of her family after his disappearance. The block of films from the competition program of international short films starts at 22 h:  Little Portugal and Places; as well as two Croatian films in the Checkers program: A Moving Target by Marko Dugonjić and Everything Ahead by Mate Ugrin.

Friday at &TD Theatre starts at 18 h with the new film by Venezuelan director Lorenzo Vigas The Box. Six years after winning the Venice Golden Lion for his debut film From Afar (ZFF 2015), Vigas brings a dark psychological thriller about a boy who obsessively tries to enter the life of a stranger convinced he is his father. The program continues at 20 h with Small Body, a film from the selection of the program Network of Festivals in the Adriatic Region, which premiered at Critic’s Week in Cannes and is a mystical fairy tale about grieving, death, and healing based on old traditional beliefs in the Alps. Late night at &TD Theatre is reserved for a special screening – the debut film of director from Bosnia-Herzegovina Emina Kujundžić filmed in co-production with Croatia: A Perfect Love Story Where Nothing Goes Wrong or Does It…?

The screening of the film As Far As I Can Walk and the masterclass of director Stefan Arsenijević from the Industry program starts at 17 h in Kinoteka Cinema. The masterclass is held in collaboration with the Filmmakers Association of Croatia, and Tamara Babun will interview the director. Close-Up: Stefan Arsenijević is held in collaboration with the Filmmakers Association of Croatia.