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ZAGREBDOX 2018

Over the Limit opens ZagrebDox

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- The 14th edition of the Balkan region's biggest documentary event will present 125 films across 14 sections

Over the Limit opens ZagrebDox
Over the Limit by Marta Prus

The 14th edition of the ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival (25 February-4 March) opened last night with a gala screening of Marta Prus' IDFA title Over the Limit [+see also:
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, which unspooled simultaneously in all five theatres of the Kaptol Boutique Cinema, where the festival is taking place. 

The film is among the 21 titles in the International Competition, which also includes documentary-circuit favourites such as Rati Oneli's City of the Sun [+see also:
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, Talal Derki's Of Fathers and Sons [+see also:
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, Pieter-Jan De Pue's Girls and Honey, Ziad Kalthoum's Taste of Cement [+see also:
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, Simon Lereng Wilmont's The Distant Barking of Dogs [+see also:
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, Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd's The Eternals [+see also:
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, Arunas MatelisWonderful Losers: A Different World [+see also:
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and Ieva Ozolina's Solving My Mother [+see also:
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. Click here to view the full list of International Competition titles.

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The Regional Competition consists of 17 films, including Mila Turajlić's IDFA winner The Other Side of Everything [+see also:
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, Bernadett Tuza-Ritter's A Woman Captured [+see also:
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, Ilija Cvetkovski's Avec l'Amour [+see also:
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, Christian Tod's Free Lunch Society, Matjaž Ivanišin's Playing Men [+see also:
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and Boris Mitić's In Praise of Nothing [+see also:
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. Croatian filmmaker Damian Nenadić's Days of Madness [+see also:
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will also world-premiere in this section. Click here to see the full list of Regional Competition titles.

In addition to the two main competition sections, the winners of which will receive Big Stamp Awards, juries will also give out a Movies That Matter Award and a Small Stamp for the best director under 35 years of age, plus a jury consisting of high-school students will decide on the winner of the Teen Dox section. One novelty is the FIPRESCI Award, which will for the first time be given to a film from the International Competition. All of the information on the juries can be found here.

The newly introduced In Focus: New Europe Programme sidebar will look at common problems in the “post-communist” societies of Eastern, Central and Southeast Europe, as well as the position of Croatia today and how it compares to Poland, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Romania, through films such as Jessica Gorter's IDFA entry The Red Soul [+see also:
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(about how Stalin is perceived in Russia today), Piotr Stasik's Jihlava winner Opera About Poland (an impressionistic collage of patriotic and religious traditions outlined in a modern context) and Adela Peeva’s Long Live Bulgaria (about newfound nationalism in the titular country). 

The traditional sidebars include sections such as Biography Dox, Musical Globe, Happy Dox, Controversial Dox, Masters of Dox, State of Affairs and ADU Dox (films from the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Arts).

The great, multi-hyphenate French filmmaker Claire Simon, who works in both fiction and documentary, will enjoy a retrospective, and Croatian cinematographer and documentary director Boris Poljak will have an overview of his recent work as part of his Author's Night. Finally, one of Croatia's most prominent production companies, Restart, will present the films from its School of Documentary Film. These three events will be accompanied by extended talks with the filmmakers under the ZagrebDoXXL banner.

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