The selected films are:
What Iva Recorded on October 21st, 2003, Tomislav Radić (Grand Golden Arena and 3 Golden Arenas)
Celestial Body, Lukas Nola (4 Golden Arenas)
The Blacks, Goran Dević and Zvonimir Jurić (3 Golden Arenas)
The Reaper, Zvonimir Jurić (3 Golden Arenas)
Fine Dead Girls, Dalibor Matanić (Grand Golden Arena and 5 Golden Arenas)
Metastases, Branko Schmidt (Grand Golden Arena and 2 Golden Arenas)
The High Sun, Dalibor Matanić (Grand Golden Arena and 5 Golden Arenas)
WHAT IVA RECORDED ON OCTOBER 21, 2003
DIRECTOR: Tomislav Radić
For her 14th birthday, Iva receives a small digital video camera. Delighted by her new toy, the girl immediately starts filming everything around her, recording a series of events surrounding her birthday party.
Tomislav Radić (1940 – 2015) made his first feature film The Living Truth in 1972. After a break he made the films Three Stories About Sleeplessness (2008), Kotlovina (2011), etc. He was also a stage director. His Exercises in Style have been performed continuously since 1968.
2005 92’ Croatia
Pulski filmski festival 2005 (Golden Arenas for Film, Director, Actress and Actor in a Leading Role, Oktavijan Award), Ljubljana Film Festival 2005 (FIPRESCI Award), Montreal World Film Festival 2005
CELESTIAL BODY (Nebo, sateliti)
DIRECTOR: Lukas Nola
By a combination of circumstances, a taciturn prisoner of war is named Jakov Ribar. Emotionally detached from dramatic events, he wanders around the war zone meeting soldiers, the wounded, health professionals and humanitarian aid workers. He observes the world around him and the satellites circling the sky.
Lukas Nola (1964) studied Painting and Film Directing. He directed several feature films, including Russian Meat (1997), Alone (2001), True Miracle (2007) and Hush (2013).
2000 85' Croatia
THE BLACKS (Crnci)
DIRECTORS: Goran Dević, Zvonimir Jurić
The truce has been recently signed and the squad known as The Blacks needs to be disbanded. Ivo, the squad commander, plans a mission to retrieve the bodies of three of his men from the forest. The surviving members of the squad move into action.
Zvonimir Jurić (1971) wrote and directed the feature film The One Who Will Stay Unnoticed (2003). His short-length Yellow Moon (2009), a segment of the Zagreb Stories omnibus, was selected for the Berlinale Shorts Competition in 2010.
Pulski filmski festival 2009 (Golden Arenas for Director and Actor in a Supporting Role, Special Golden Arena for Sound), Cottbus Film Festival 2009 (FIPRESCI Award, Special Mention), Ljubljana Film Festival 2009 (Grand Prix Vodomar), Crossing Europe 2010 (Best Film European Competition)
THE REAPER (Kosac)
DIRECTOR: Zvonimir Jurić
Three stories taking place during a single night and dealing with Ivo in different ways, gradually give us a gloomy picture of Ivo's life and of the whole area which is stuck and imprisoned by war, as Ivo is by his crime.
2014 98’ Croatia, Slovenia
Pulski filmski festival 2014 (Golden Arenas for DOP, Actor in a Lead and Supporting Role, Oktavian Award), Toronto International Film Festival 2014, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2015, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015
FINE DEAD GIRLS (Fine mrtve djevojke)
DIRECTOR: Dalibor Matanić
Two girls in love rent a flat in Zagreb. They are happy because they think they've found a small, hidden place for their love. They don't know yet that entering the doors of that building means entering the door to hell.
2002 77’ Croatia
Pulski filmski festival 2002 (Golden Arenas for Best Film, Director, Production, Supporting Male and Female Actor, Golden Gate of Pula, Oktavian Award)
DIRECTOR: Branko Schmidt
PRODUCER: Stanislav Babić
The film focuses on four friends in a Zagreb suburb who do not fit in. Filip resumes old friendships after returning from a stint at a rehabilitation centre. Dejo, the son of a Yugoslav officer, is having problems with loan sharks. Krpa is a violent skinhead obsessed with football and Kizo is an alcoholic.
Branko Schmidt (1957) directed the films Sokol Did Not Like Him, Christmas in Vienna, Queen of the Night, The Melon Route. He has received seven Grand Prix awards at international festivals.
2009 85' Croatia
Pulski filmski festival 2009 (Golden Arena for Best Film, Lead Male Actor, Make-up, Best Croatian Film – Young Cinephile Jury, Vladimir Nazor Award for Film), Moscow International Film Festival 2009, Busan International Film Festival 2009
DIRECTOR: Dalibor Matanić
Taking place in 1991, 2001 and 2011, the film follows three stories about star-crossed lovers from two neigbouring villages burdened by ethnic tensions and violent history.
2015 123’ Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia
Pulski filmski festival 2015 (Golden Arenas for Best Film, Director, Lead and Supporting Role, Costume Designer, Oktavian Award), Cannes Film Festival – Un Certain Regard 2015 (Jury Award), Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2015, Sarajevo Film Festival 2015 (CICAE), Cottbus Film Festival (Best Film, Best Actress, FIPRESCI Award)