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Zagreb packs biggest programme ever

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Zagreb packs biggest programme ever

Croatia's largest international film event, the Zagreb Film Festival, will have its biggest programme ever, with over 160 screenings in nine sections for its seventh edition, to be held October 18-25.

The feature film competition consists of first or second films, and includes Uberto Pasolini's Machan [+see also:
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, Jean-Stephane Sauvaire's Johnny Mad Dog [+see also:
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, Marc Webb's (500) Days of Summer, Enrique Rivero's Parque Via, Vladimir Perisic's Ordinary People [+see also:
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, Urszula Antoniak's Nothing Personal [+see also:
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, Zvonimir Juric and Goran Devic's The Blacks [+see also:
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, Xavier Dolan-Tadros's I Killed My Mother, Samel Maoz's Lebanon [+see also:
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and Radu Jude's The Happiest Girl in the World [+see also:
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Serbian producer Jelena Mitrovic, Turkish director Huseyin Karabey and UK director Dominic Murphy will sit on the jury. Murphy's latest film White Lightnin' [+see also:
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will be screened as a part of the new tribute programme Brave Producers, which is focused on Mike Downey and Sam Taylor from F&ME.

Documentary competition includes Michael Noer's The Wild Hearts, Peter Kerekes's Cooking History, Pawel Ferdek's Glass Trap, Christian Poveda's Crazy Life, Katri Rannastu's Summer of a Newspaper Kid and Lindsay Goodall's Irene. The jury comprises Sarajevo Film Festival's programmer Rada Sesic, Chinese director Chao Gan and Israeli director Yaniv Berman.

The Checkers programme will feature a competition of Croatian short student films.

Side programmes include My First Film, this time dedicated to Spanish directors; City Omnibuses with New York, I Love You [+see also:
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, Six in Paris, Tokyo! [+see also:
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, New York Stories, Montreal Sextet and Zagreb Stories; and Film As Propaganda, which will show films such as Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will and Jang In-hak's The Schoolgirl's Diary.

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