From March 6th to 9th, Kinoteka Cinema hosts the 5th edition of the Women’s Days (Ženijalni dani), a film event held on the occasion of marking the 8th of March – International Women’s Day, held in cinemas all over Croatia.
From Wednesday to Saturday, Cinema Kinoteka is screening movies that, in a variety of ways, show dissatisfaction with the status quo and the possibility of changing the situation from a female and / or feminist perspective. Warming up for the Women’s Days starts on Tuesday (March 5th) with the film À mon âge je me cache encore pour fumer (2016) or I Still Hide to Smoke by Rayhana Obermeyer.
The official launch of the program starts on Wednesday with Lada Kamenski directed by Sara Hribar and Marko Šantić, a multi-award winning film about the position of women or actresses who must fight for the job in the mainly male world. The media described it as the first Croatian film to fit the world’s movement time’s up.
The program continues on Thursday with action comedy Woman at War (2018) by Benedict Erlingsson that talks about fearless eco-warrior who’s caught up in planetary problems while living in the conventional life of the singing teacher who wants to become a mother more than anything. This brilliant feminist parody is the winner of the SACD Award on Cannes Week of Critics, the LUX European Parliament Award for 2018, as well as the audience award at last year’s Zagreb Film Festival.
On the Women’s Day, on Friday, March 8th, Kinoteka will screen Dom (Home) from Dario Pleić with great Judita Franković in the main role. Premiered this summer in Pula, the film shows the struggle of a young mother and her small family against eviction because of the debts that are not her own. On March 9th, just a few days after the long-awaited US premiere, a science-fantasy blockbuster Captain Marvel (2019) will be screened, in which the title role is for the first time played by a women.
Tickets for all screenings cost 20 kn.