Program of the 21st Motovun Film Festival, that will be held from July 24th till July 28th in Motovun, was presented few days ago in Zagreb.  As the organizers say : “This summer, all Motovun roads lead to Berlin” as Berlin is a partner city of this year’s MFF.

Berlin in Motovun offers about 20 films trying to analyze the soul of the city that, in many ways, represents the Europe as we know it. Motovun will host not only Berlin filmmakers but also variety of other Berlin artists including three DJ-s who will bring the sounds of Berlin night clubs to the south and take care of partying Motovun nights away.  Bridges & Walls exhibition will be presenting Croatian people in Berlin – the protagonists of the Berlin art scene who came to the Berlin from Croatia and the neighboring countries in search for their spiritual space.

Jurica Pavičić and Milena Zajović Milka worked hard throughout the whole year to pick 19 films to participate in this year’s main competition program of MFF. Films entering the main competition are those of famous directors such as  Leave No Trace directed by Debra Granik, The Wild Pear Tree by Nuri Bilge Ceylan and also the latest achievement by Russian director Kiril Serebrenik – The Summer

The Wild Pear Tree

It is certainly worth to mention film Hannah directed by Andrea Pallaoro starring Charlotte Rampling awarded as the best actress and film Holiday by Isabella Eklöf, that already stirred a lot of dust with the critics at the Sundance Festival because of the explicit display of sexual violence.

Hannah

Holiday

There are also films by less known directors entering the main competition such as Panic Attack – a debut of Polish director Paweł Maślona.

Panic Attack

This year’s MFF will screen 3 Croatian Feature-length films such as documentary Srbenka by Nebojša Slijepčević that was already awarded with the prestigious award of the Doc Alliance.

Director of the MFF Igor Mirković says that this is the year of the great guests at MFF as it will host directors as Ruben Östlund, one of the most prized contemporary European directors who directed Square, film nominated for Oscar.

For the visitors from Zagreb, there’ll be organized 2 buses that leave form Zagreb to Istria on 23rd and 24th. Also you can get a cheap set of tickets for the Motovun Film Festival screenings by 10th of July, free accommodation at the festival campsite and see ten movies for only HRK 150.

MFF has also prepared something for those of us who cannot make it to Motovun this year. Once again, there will be four Secret Screenings of iconic films on secret locations in Zagreb.To be there, you need to apply via the MFF Newsletter . So hurry up, get your tickets, pack your bags and head to Motovun!

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