Pula Film Festival 2011

time: 16.07.2011. - 23.07.2011.
place: Pula, Croatia
organiser: Pula Film Festival
The programme of the 58th Pula Film Festival will be held from 16 to 23 July. The National Programme consists of Croatian feature films and minority co-productions.

The organizer expect the following Croatian feature films supported by the Croatian Audio-visual Centre:
1) Lea and Daria by Branko Ivanda
2) Kotlovina by Tomislav Radic
3) Koko and the Ghosts by Daniel Kusan
4) The Little Gypsy Witch by Tomislav Zaja
5) Step by Step by Biljana Cakic-Veselic and several independent productions.
Films shall be presented in the ancient Roman Arena, that can host up to 5000 spectators, and in the Cinema Valli, named after Pula born diva Alida Valli.

The Festival shall also screen the best Croatian shorts, pay tribute to the winners of Croatian film awards for life achievements, but also present excerpts from Croatian feature-length films in production (Work in Progress).

Pula Film Festival, founded in 1954, is the oldest and the most popular Croatian film festival (more then 73 000 spectators at the 57th edition).
The Europlis-Merdians international programme of the 58th Pula Film Festival will screen this year's Golden Bear winner, a family drama with elements of a thriller entitled Nader and Simin: A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin) by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi. The film also won Silver Bears for best actor and best actress.
There is another film coming from Berlin and that is Sacrifice by Chen Kaige (Golden Palm winner for Farewell My Concubine), a marshal arts drama about the only surviving heir of the Chinese royal dynasty.

(Source: Pula Film Festival)

(D.H., 01.07.2011)