'Best Intentions' and 'Little Fighters' – Two New Films by Old Festival Friends
The films of Zagreb Film Festival's old friends – Romanian director Adrian Sitaru and Bosnian director Ivana Lalović – will compete today in our feature program and short program, respectively.
Sitaru's second feature-length film, 'Best Intentions' is coming straight from this year's Locarno Film Festival, where it won Best Directing and Best Male Actor Awards.
Emone Vagasi, co-producer of 'Best Intentions', has won FNE Visegrad Prix for Best Co-production at the 8th Jameson Cinefest that has just taken place in Hungarian city of Miskolc.
Sitaru is an old friend of the ZFF: he presented his short film 'Waves' at the fifth edition of ZFF and he also participated in the last year's jury for feature and short films. 'Waves' won Sitaru numerous awards, including Heart of Sarajevo for Best Short Film.
Alex, the character played by Bogdan Dumitrache, awarded for the role at Locarno, is a neurotical 30-year-old whose life changes completely when his mother ends up in hospital.
This atypical Romanian film will be shown in Europa Cinema at 7:30pm. It will be preceded by 'Little Fighters', one of the films competing in the short film category. It is the second short film by Ivana Lalović. It is coming to Zagreb directly from a number of prestigious festivals. The author already had a film at the ZFF: it was her awarded 'I Don't Dream in German'.
The film was made in Bosnia and takes place during the war. It is a story about three brothers and sisters growing up during wartime. Actor Enes Salković will be joining us as a festival guest.