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Pula Film Festival starts with a new format

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- The 61st edition of Pula will feature 12 films and 12 shorts in the national competition, and 17 in the international programme, from 12-26 July

Pula Film Festival starts with a new format

The Croatian national Pula Film Festival, taking place this year for the 61st time (including the period until 1990, when it used to be the Yugoslav showcase) from 12-26 July, has a new artistic board, comprising Hrvoje Pukšec, Mike Downey and Tanja Miličić. The team has introduced some changes, such as including Croatian minority co-productions in the main national competition, as opposed to previous years, when such films competed for different awards. Now films such as Velvet Terrorists [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Slovakia-Czech Republic-Croatia) and Monument to Michael Jackson [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Darko Lungulov
film profile
]
(Serbia-Germany-Macedonia-Croatia) will compete for the official Golden Arena awards.

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Other novelties include the Pula Cinematheque section, a return to the famous past of the festival featuring a selection made by one renowned filmmaker. This year’s programmer is Rajko Grlić, a member of the legendary “Prague school” of Yugoslav directors who studied film at FAMU, who will present five cult Yugoslav films from 1965.

In addition, Pula will present short-length films in “Short matters!” by the European Film Academy, a new programme for young cinephiles, and a retrospective of Icelandic director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, who will also be on the jury for the international competition, along with Croatian director Stanislav Tomić and Variety film critic Leo Barraclough.

The jury for the national competition consists of actress Nataša Dorčić, editor Ivana Fumić, director Antonio Nuić, The Hollywood Reporter's Nick Holdsworth and Bosnian producer Amra Bakšić Čamo.

NATIONAL COMPETITION:

Velvet Terrorists, Peter Kerekes, Pavol Pekarcík, Ivan Ostrochovský
Number 55 [+see also:
trailer
film focus
film profile
]
, Kristijan Milić
Happy Endings, Darko Šuvak
The Reaper [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Zvonimir Jurić
film profile
]
, Zvonimir Jurić
The Bridge at the End of the World, Branko Ištvančić
Monument to Michael Jackson, Darko Lungulov
The Enchanting Porkers, Ivan Livaković
The Brave Adventures of a Little Shoemaker [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Silvije Petranović
Walk the Dog, Filip Peruzović
The Wind Blows, Zdravko Mustać
Vlog, Bruno Pavić
Zagreb Cappuccino, Vanja Sviličić

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 

Alienation [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Milko Lazarov
festival scope
film profile
]
, Milko Lazarov (Bulgaria)
Amour Fou [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Jessica Hausner (Austria-Luxembourg-Germany)
Bridges of Sarajevo [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Aida Begić, Leonardo di Costanzo, Jean-Luc Godard, Kamen Kalev, Isild Le Besco, Sergey Loznitsa, Vincenzo Marra, Ursula Meier, Vladimir Perisic, Cristi Puiu, Marc Recha, Angela Schanelec, Teresa Villaverde (France/BIH/Switzerland/Italy/Portugal/Bulgaria)
Class Enemy [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Rok Biček
interview: Rok Bicek
interview: Rok Bicek
festival scope
film profile
]
, Rok Biček (Slovenia)
Concrete Night [+see also:
trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
, Pirjo Honkasalo (Finland/Sweden/Denmark)
Field of Dogs [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lech Majewski
film profile
]
, Lech Majewski (Poland)
Free Fall [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, György Pálfi (Hungary/South Korea/France)
Ilo Ilo
, Anthony Chen (Singapore)
Japanese Dog [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Tudor Cristian Jurgiu (Romania)
Jimmy’s Hall [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Ken Loach
film profile
]
, Ken Loach (UK/Ireland/France)
Le Weekend [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Roger Michell (UK/France)                 
Love Eternal [+see also:
film review
trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
, Brendan Muldowney (Ireland)
Miracle [+see also:
film review
trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
, Juraj Lehotsky (Slovakia)
The Invisible Woman [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ralph Fiennes
film profile
]
, Ralph Fiennes (UK)
The Mafia Only Kills in Summer [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Pierfrancesco Diliberto
festival scope
film profile
]
, Pif (Pierfrancesco Diliberto) (Italy)
Tom at the Farm [+see also:
film review
trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
, Xavier Dolan (Canada/France)
Upstream Color, Shane Carruth (USA)

The full festival programme can be found here

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