Saturday at ZFF

Saturday at ZFF will be marked by the announcement of the winners and awards ceremony which will be held at Gallery SC (Student Centre, Savska 25) at 6 PM. To recap, the official festival award the Golden Pram is awarded in three categories: for best feature film, best short film, and best Croatian film in the Checkers program, and two separate juries decide the winners.

After the awards ceremony, we will close the 20th anniversary festival with the film Triangle of Sadness directed by one of the most exciting contemporary directors, the Swedish Robert Östlund, which is shown at ZFF outside of competition. This eccentric satire about class dynamics has secured its director his second Palme d’Or, and the film will be presented with Nino Kovačić’s Q&A of Zlatko Burić Kićo, a Croatian actor with a Danish address and career, who plays one of the roles in Östlund’s latest film. The Triangle of Sadness arrives in Croatian cinemas on November 17 via ZFF’s distribution.

At other Zagreb locations, Saturday’s festival day will have reruns of screenings from the main competition program and new titles from the side programs of the 20th ZFF. At Tuškanac Cinema, the day will start with reruns of Checkers from 5 PM and will continue with two out of four Croatian titles from the main category Safe Place by Juraj Lerotić and Carbide by Josip Žuvan.

The day in Kinoteka starts at noon with the film for our youngest audience Captain Nova, and continues at 6.30 PM with the Japanese film Love Life, a family melodrama about modern love which hits where it hurts the most, which premiered in competition at Venice International Film Festival. The winner of the feature competition and recipient of the Golden Pram for Best Feature Film screens at 9 PM in Kinoteka.

At the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Together Again program features The Happiest Man in the World by award-winning Macedonian director Teona Struga Mitevska, a drama dealing with the topic of forgiveness, while the evening is reserved for the lavish historical drama Corsage at 8.30 PM. Awarded for best performance in Un Certain Regard at Cannes, the film tackles the sterile and kitschy legend of the Austrian Empress Sissi. Bold and stubborn, Marie Kreutzer’s Sissi is far from the legend of Sissi, the gentle favourite of the people.

Cristiano Travaglioli, the editor behind visual masterpieces of the great Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, will hold a masterclass on Saturday in Kinoteka Cinema (3 PM) about his experience of working on films such as The Great Beauty, Youth, The Hand of God, as well as Netflix’s The Young Pope. The lecture is organized in cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute and the Croatian Film Editors Society, and it will be moderated by Vladimir Gojoun and Tomislav Pavlic, award-winning Croatian editors who held a five day Industry workshop about making film trailers.