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Croatia’s HAVC splits €4.28 million among nine feature projects

Croatia’s HAVC splits €4.28 million among nine feature projects

The new films by Zvonimir Jurić, Rok Biček, Vlatka Vorkapić and Dražen Žarković are among the winners, while nine feature-length documentaries will share €500,000  

14/10 | Production | Funding | Croatia

Jessica Woodworth  • Director of The Barefoot Emperor

Interview: Jessica Woodworth • Director of The Barefoot Emperor

“Laughter is power”

We talked to Jessica Woodworth, one of the directors of this year’s Warsaw opening film, The Barefoot Emperor, about Europe turning sour and learning how to laugh about it  

11/10

Ognjen Sviličić  • Director of The Voice

Interview: Ognjen Sviličić • Director of The Voice

"I wanted to avoid this grey feeling of despair that you find in Eastern European films"

We caught up with Croatian writer-director Ognjen Sviličić, whose sixth feature, The Voice, has just premiered in the World Cinema section of the Busan International Film Festival  

09/10

Review: The Voice

Review: The Voice

Ognjen Sviličić trains his piercing spotlight on the influence of the Catholic Church on Croatian society  

09/10 | Films | Reviews | Croatia/North Macedonia/Serbia

Drugi plan and Beta Film announce Amnesia, starring Tihana Lazović

Drugi plan and Beta Film announce Amnesia, starring Tihana Lazović

The Croatian and German companies are partnering on a six-part drama series about refugee and drug trafficking on the border of Southeast Europe  

30/09 | Television | Croatia/Germany

Review: The Barefoot Emperor

Review: The Barefoot Emperor

The sequel to King of the Belgians is a broad, surrealistic political satire on the current state of Europe, loaded with historical references  

11/09 | Toronto 2019 | Contemporary World Cinema

Labina Mitevska • Actress in and producer of God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya

Interview: Labina Mitevska • Actress in and producer of God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya

"The film is a universal story about a woman who tries to fight against the system"

VENICE 2019: Labina Mitevska, who acted in and produced God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya, talks about the selection of the film, directed by her sister Teona, as a 2019 LUX Prize finalist  

03/09 | Venice 2019 | Giornate degli Autori

Les Misérables, Sorry We Missed You and Bellingcat win at Rab Film Festival

Les Misérables, Sorry We Missed You and Bellingcat win at Rab Film Festival

The first edition of the Croatian gathering dedicated to investigative cinema has proven to be a triumph with the audiences on the island of Rab  

29/08 | Festivals | Awards | Croatia

Ines Tanović • Director of The Son

Interview: Ines Tanović • Director of The Son

"I wanted the viewer to understand the system of the life we are living because I think people in Western Europe don't really understand Bosnia"

We sat down with Bosnian filmmaker Ines Tanović to discuss her second feature, The Son, a truly generational film screening at Sarajevo  

19/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Competition

Review: The Son

Review: The Son

The second feature by Bosnian filmmaker Ines Tanović has officially opened the 25th Sarajevo Film Festival and represents a truly generational Sarajevo film  

19/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Competition