‘Mediterranean Film Festival Split’ is Coming to Zagreb

This year’s Mediterranean Film Festival Split was held 13 – 22 June 2019 in Split, and now it’s time for it to visit Zagreb audience. Summer cinema Tuškanac will screen four films from this year’s MFF from July 26 to 31, every evening at 9:30 pm.

The first film that will be screened this Friday, July 26th, is a French film Who You Think I Am (Celle que vous croyez) from Safy Nebbou, that won the Grand Prix at this year’s MFF. Film follows a life story of Claire, a 48-year-old professor and divorced mother of two. Online, however, she is 24-year-old Clara, an intern in a fashion business company. The reason Claire has created a fake Facebook profile was to spy on her ex-lover, but she soon starts chatting with young Alex. As their communication intensifies, Claire falls in love with Alex, and Alex falls in love with mysterious Clara. Their affair exists only in the virtual world, but her feelings are very real. In this thriller that premiered at Berlin Film Festival, Juliette Binoche delivers an exceptional portrait of a woman struggling with loneliness and getting older.

On Saturday, July 27th, you can enjoy screening of Piranhas (La paranza dei bambini) of Italian Claudio Giovannesi. Giovannesi brings the portrait of a generation in a state of constant war and follows a band of youngsters recruited to be hitmen for ‘Camorra‘. Six 15-years-old boys with no hope and no trust in institutions is not afraid of jail neither death. In a world of no tomorrow, they only care for survival and power: they want to make money, buy designer clothes, brand new scooters. The film is adaptation of the novel “Paranza dei bambini” by controversial Camorra expert Roberto Saviano. The film won the Silver Bear for best screenplay at Berlin International Film Festival.

Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s The Realm or El reino will be screened on Tuesday, July 30. The film that won 7 Goya awards, including the ones for the best original screenplay, the best director, the best actor and supporting actor follows a story of Manuel Gómez Vidal is a charismatic and beloved politician in his region: he enjoys a good social position, has a loving family and a lot of friends. He is also a corrupt man who has been enriching himself with public funds for years. After failed attempt to cover up for an associate, Manuel is left exposed. To his surprise, the Party’s members seek to place the blame for the entire plot on his shoulders, however, he will not surrender easily.

Screening of the fourth film Accused (Acusada) will be held on July 31. Director Gonzalo Tobal tells us about Dolores who lived a careless student life until her best friend was found brutally murdered. Two years later, Dolores is the only suspect for the crime that attracts a lot of media attention and has placed her in the center of public eye: everybody has an opinion about her innocence or culpability. Dolores spends her days secluded in the house, preparing for the trial, as her parents work as a team ready to do anything to defend their daughter. The best lawyer is not enough, they obsessively control everything around her: what she does, how she looks, what she eats, who she gets together with. As the trial approaches and pressure grows, suspicion and secrets emerge within the family.