Tuesday Is a Day for Fatherly Love

Every day, including Tuesday, at ZFF begins with film for the youngest audience. At 12am at Europa cinema, a very special film is scheduled, directed by the first ever female director from Saudi Arabia. Accordingly, the film Wadjda is a story about a little girl with big dreams.

Competition films are scheduled for 6.30pm at Europa cinema and on Tuesday the program presents the British comedy Old Boys. The story is set in a prestigious boarding school for boys, Caldermount, and the protagonist is a bookworm Amberson, a working class boy on a scholarship from the bottom of the social ladder. With loads of good humour, the film focuses on class and resistance to authority.

At 9pm the program continues with the Croatian premiere of All Alone by Bobo Jelčić, a drama about a father’s fight for custody over the daughter he adores, facing immense barriers from the system and crazy Croatian bureaucracy. The premiere will be attended by the lead actors Rakan Rushaidat and Miki Manojlović, who will take part in a Q&A session after the screening.

The festival day at Tuškanac cinema begins with The Great 5. At 5pm, it will be Colette, a film by the British director Wash Westmoreland, a biographic drama about the life of the French writer Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, a Nobel Prize candidate and a pioneer of the fight for women’s rights, who drastically changes literature, fashion and expression of sexuality in early 20th century Paris.

The program at Tuškanac continues at 7.30pm with Leave No Trace (Together Again), a long-awaited new title by the leader of the American indie scene, Debra Granik, about the life of an outsider war veteran and his daughter in the wilderness, whose idyll is interrupted by social services’ intervention. At 10pm, the popular Checkers section is scheduled, with a selection of recent Croatian short film titles and an international selection of shorts. On Tuesday, Hani Domazet (Tina&Sendy), Renata Lučić (The Fifth Floor on the Left) and Andrija Mardešić (Steppe Fox) are presenting their films.

A special section Festivals in the Spotlight at 6pm at Muller Hall, Europa cinema, is featuring a film from the program of Mediterranean Film Festival Split, The Reports on Sarah and Saleem, about the love between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man which will not go unpunished.

The section Tycoons: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, this year’s festival treat, today focuses on the roots of Polish capitalism in Promised Land by Władysław Stanisław Reymont, named the best Polish film of all times. The time and place of the journey to the Promised Land is F22 at 6pm. The same place will screen a must-see title at 9.30pm, the first film by the mother of the Czechoslovakian new wave, Věra Chytilova, the director of the feminist classic Daisies.

At the Museum of Contemporary Art, in The Great 5 section we will be watching the latest film by the famous Spanish director Jaime Rosales Petra, about a woman searching for her father and facing a painful family heritage. Since its world premiere in Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, this film hasn’t stopped intriguing audiences.