10/05/2010 05:57

New Croatian Cinema: "Zagreb Stories"

Omnibus “Zagreb Stories” is signed by eleven Croatian authors. Out of nine short films within this omnibus, certainly ones to be singled out are “Bill Collector” by Igor Mirkovic, “Recycling” by Branko Istvancic and “Yellow Moon” by Zvonimir Juric. “Zagreb Stories” is excellent model of a well-balanced collective work of authors.

With this year’s film programme from the newest Croatian production Cinema City Festival aims to draw attention to one of the most dynamic cinematographies in this part of Europe. Judging by the number of realized film achievements in the last production year, a general impression is that Croatian cinematography has been less affected by the world economic crisis. An insight into new Croatian cinema, which will be presented to domestic and foreign audience in Novi Sad, will stand as a testimony that Croatian cinematography is not only wide awake and fresh, but that it’s being dominated by excellent performers, superb cinematographers and great scripts, all of which provide Croatian directors with all the support that they need”, said Dubravka Lakic, programme selector.

Programme “Tribute: New Croatian Cinema” is realized in cooperation and with support of Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) and shows a mutual desire to improve already successfully initiated cooperation of Serbian and Croatian cinematographies, which in the past several years presented significant results in domain of co-productions.

Dubravka Lakic, Selector of international programme CCIFF