The 10th Edition of Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb begins

The 10th Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb will be held from 9th to 15th of April 2016 in cinemas Europa and Tuškanac in Zagreb. Festival programme consists of 68 feature-length and short-length films, documentaries, movies for children and animated films from the European and world production, along with exhibitions, discussions, educations, expert lectures and concerts.

Tenth edition of Festival of tolerance – JFF Zagreb brings a rich and impressive film programme, that consists of exceptional, powerful, educational and mainly awarded films with the topic of the Holocaust and tolerance, and of films of recent production that speak out about contemporary life situations that are close to the Festival. These films carry strong messages and inspire changes, actions and reactions, warn about discrimination and teach us about tolerance, and can ultimately make us become better people, say the festival organizers.

The Festival opens with the feature film Colonia by Florian Gallenberger, a survival thriller based on true events that speaks about the infamous Colonia Dignidad in Chile, starring Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl. Also, film programme brings one Croatian minority co-production, film Lazar directed by Svetozar Ristovski, that will have its Croatian premiere at the festival.

Festival will open the subject of achieving parenthood from the perspective of a gay couple with the awarded film Nasty Baby by Sebastián Silva, bring attention to the cruelty and racism of the young with the German title We Are Young, We Are Strong by Burhan Qurbani and show what difficulties and limitations are faced by persons who are proclaimed "different" in the film Corrections Class by Ivan Tverdovsky. As always, Festival will show films about the Holocaust (Let's Go by Michael Verhoeven, My Nazi Legacy by David Evans, the documentaries Every Face Has a Name by Magnus Gertten and Claude LanzmannSpectres of the Shoah by Adam Benzine) and will give an insight into the lives of minorities (Toto and His Sisters by Alexander Nanau) and young people facing a serious illness (short film The Sky is Blue Everywhere by Gina Wenzel). The latter will have its world premiere in Zagreb at the festival, just like the praised short Mexican film Miriam Rachel by Ricardo Bross.

More than 60 films that will be shown at the JFF have been selected from pre-selection based on the synopses, awards and reviews by renowned film festivals, portals and magazines. The selection is made by the president of the Festival, double Academy Award winner Branko Lustig and the director of the Festival Nataša Popović.

Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb  is supported by City of Zagreb, Croatian Audiovisual Centre and many loyal partners. Entry to all projections is free. More information can be found on official festival website.

Cover Photos: Lazar; Colonia

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