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Aug 19

Opuzen Film Festival

First Opuzen film festival, to be held from 20th to 27th of August in that city, will show 77 feature and short domestic and foreign films

Opuzen Film Festival

First Opuzen film festival, to be held from 20th to 27th of August in that city, will show 77 feature and short domestic and foreign films, including several award winning films at Cannes festival.

»Beside exceptional foreign films, which are not part of the big-budget productions, but have won numerous awards at international festivals, the audience will see the 11 Croatian films», said organizers in a statement emphasizing that the festival is organized as cosequence of being dissatisfied and embittered by the fact that film culture in town is dying, and that the nearest cinema is even 70 kilometers far. 
Among the many titles, organizer points out the film "Four faces", winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010. and critics awards at the Motovun Film Festival, and "Certified copy", a film for which Juliette Binoche got r best actress award at the last Cannes festival.  
There is also «A screaming man» winner of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival 2010. Still many outstanding film achievements expect audience in the feature film programs, documentary and European short critics, and in honor of the 50 years of its creation, film "Surrogate" - award-winning animated film by Dušan Vukotić will be displayed. 
In cooperation with the Danish Embassy in Zagreb, to audience will be presented the titles of great Danish producer Lars von Trier' "Europe", "Breaking the waves", "Dancer in the Dark," "Dogville," "Manderlay" and "Antichrist". In an accompanying film program the three European countries will present their films - Spain ("Open Your Eyes", "The ball", "Camino," "Tie me up", "Fado" and "Lady"), France ("Of Men and Gods," "Could this be love? "," Change of Address», " Towards zero "," The Axe " and " Love is in the air ") and Germany (" A Father's music»," «AYear Ago, In Winter» «Whiskey with vodka, " "And Along Come Tourists “) with Dirk Kamper's documentary on the work of the Goethe Institute. 
This year the festival provides the workshop, which includes the development of ideas, screenplay writing, preproduction, shooting and postproduction of short films to be shown on the last day of the festival.

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