Croatian films at the 35th Warsaw International Film Festival

The Warsaw International Film Festival will be held from 11 to 20 October, where six Croatian films will be screened in various festival sections. 

Vinko Brešan’s feature length film What a country! will be screened in the international competition programme, which includes another 14 films from the USA, Russia, Romania, Iran, Japan, Poland and other countries. Vinko Brešan’s comedy was produced by Interfilm (Ivan Maloča) and co-produced by Orka Production Studio from Warsaw and Zillion film from Belgrade.

In the non-competitive sections another three feature length films and two short films will be shown. 
The Special Screenings section, in which feature length and animated films from the whole world will be screened, will include Ognjen Sviličić’s The Voice who wrote the screenplay as well as directed the film. The film was produced by the company Maxim film, with co-production of the Macedonian Skopje Film Studio and Serbian company Biberche productions. Its producer is Damir Terešak, while it was co-produced by Tomi Salkovski and Nikolina Vučetić Zečević. The Voice will soon be travelling to South Korea, where it will be shown at the Busan International Film Festival (3 – 12 October).   

The children’s science fiction film My Grandpa is an Alien, directed by Dražen Žarković and Marina Andree Škop, will be shown as part of the programme earmarked for family films (Family Cinema Weekend). The film was produced by Zagreb Studio Dim (Marina Andree Škop, Darija Kulenović Gudan), while it was co-produced by the Slovenian Senca Studio, Czech MasterFilm, Bosnian and Hercegovina Fabrika, Luxembourg Wady Film, Slovach Artileria, Norwegian Filmbin and HRT (Croatian Radio and Television). 

The short documentary animated film A Cat is Always Female directed by Martina Meštrović and Tanja Vujasinović will be shown in the Short Special Screening section. The film was produced by Igor Grubić (Kreativni sindikat), and has received the 'Vedran Šamanović' award that is awarded by the Croatian Society of Filmmakers, Croatian Association of Filmmakers, Association of Croatian Film Directors, Croatian Film Critics Association and Croatian Film Association.

Andrej Rehak’s animated film Bobo, which was produced by Zagreb film (Vinko Brešan) and co-produced by the Artistic organisation ANIMA will be show in the programme set aside from short children’s films (Shorts for Kids).

The Croatian minority co-production, the feature length film The Barefoot Emperor, directed by Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens, will open the 35th edition of the Warsaw International Film Festival. The Croatian co-producers are Boris T. Matić and Lana Matić (Propeler film). 

The Warsaw International Film Festival is the most important film festival in Poland, and its 35th edition is being held from 11 to 20 October. You can find more information about the festival on this link.

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