Tuesday at 20th ZFF

Tuesday at ZFF features the premiere of Carbide by Josip Žuvan, the second of the four Croatian titles from the feature competition of the 20th ZFF. A film about the friendship between two boys from feuding families arrives in Zagreb shortly after its world premiere at the San Sebastián Film Festival. The film will be presented at the screening by the director and film crew. The stars of the film are talented young actors Mauro Ercegović Gracin and Franko Floigl, while the rest of the cast features Ivana Roščić, Marija Škaričić, Ljubomir Bandović, Asja Jovanović and Zdenko Jelčić. The film screens at Tuškanac Cinema at 1 PM and 9 PM.

In Tuškanac Cinema at 10.30 AM and 6.30 PM, we have I Have Electric Dreams, also from the main competition, a sensual debut of Costarican-French author Valentine Maurel about a turbulent relationship of a teenager, who is discovering her sexuality, and her father, who is reliving his adolescence.

ZFF’s program at Kinoteka Cinema starts at 12 PM, with KinoKino’s Gaia’s World – This Is My Planet! (for children 10+), a thrilling sequel of the Slovenian hit by Peter Bratuša about the detective adventures of the resourceful girl Gaia. The program continues at 5 PM with a seductive and optimistic drama The Passengers of the Night by Mikhaël Hersa. This French representative in the Great 5 takes the audience to 1980s Paris and stars Charlotte Gainsbourg in the lead role. At 7.30 PM we have Corsage by Austrian director Marie Kreutzer. This historical drama received the best acting award in the Un Certain Regard program at Cannes and deals with the sterilized, kitschy legend of Empress Sissi.

The short film program in Kinoteka Cinema brings screenings of the Croatian competition program Checkers: films Short Story on Trogir by Ante Storić and Talk To You Later by a group of authors; and the international competition program: the Indonesian-French film Makassar Is a City for Football Fans by Khozy Rizal and the Portuguese film What Remains by Daniel Soares.

The representative of German cinema in the program The Great 5 is screening at the Museum of Contemporary Art at 6 PM. We Might As Well Be Dead by Natalia Sinelnikova is a hilarious social satire set in a not-so-distant future which reminds us how easily people in dehumanizing conditions become victims of paranoia. Întregalde from the program Network of Festivals in the Adriatic Region screens at the same location at 8:30 PM. This thrilling bitter-sweet satire by Radu Muntean which questions the limits of human mercy premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes.

ZFF’s program at KIC Dokukino includes an event within the Industry platform for networking and education of professionals: Creative Europe MEDIA: Greening & Training! which starts at 10.30 and is available via ZFF’s Facebook page. At 8 PM there’s a screening of the documentary Me, My Gypsy Family and Woody Allen by Laura Halilović, awarded with the Golden Pram for best documentary at ZFF 2010.

An exhibition of 20 years of ZFF’s posters in the Mediatheque of the French Institute, with which the Festival marks its porcelain jubilee, will close soon, so anyone who wishes to remind themself of how the visual identity changed from early beginnings can do so until Wednesday, October 26.