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Pula features record ten local titles

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Pula features record ten local titles

The 56th Pula Film Festival (July 18-25) in Croatia has announced its national competition. One of Europe’s oldest festivals, which used to be the national showcase for former Yugoslav cinema, it features ten competition films, the biggest number since Croatia's independence.

The selection: The Blacks [+see also:
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by Zvonimir Juric and Goran Devic, Dejan Sorak’s The Land of Wonders, Neven Hitrec's The Man Under the Table, Branko Schmidt’s Metastases, Antonio Nuic’s Donkey [+see also:
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, Niksa Svilicic’s I Believe in Angels, Pavo Marinkovic’s Soldier's Love Life, Penelope by Ben Ferris, Zdravko Mustac’s Closeness, and the omnibus Zagreb Stories.

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The jury will comprise director Zrinko Ogresta, actress Vlasta Knezovic, editor Josip Podvorac, writer Vlatko Perkovic and Bruno Kragic, president of Croatia's Film Critics Association.

The out-of-competition international programme consists of 20 recent titles, including Costa Gavras' Eden is West [+see also:
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, Claude Chabrol's Bellamy [+see also:
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, Catherine Breillat's Bluebeard [+see also:
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, Stephen Frears' Chéri [+see also:
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, Philippe Claudel's I’ve Loved You So Long [+see also:
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, Brad Anderson's Transsiberian [+see also:
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, Guillermo Arriaga's The Burning Plain, Veit Helmer's Absurdistan [+see also:
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and Cedric Anger's The Killer.

This year’s tribute is dedicated to Pedro Almodovar.

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