ON THE OTHER SIDE
S ONE STRANE
2016, 85 min, Croatia/Serbia, Dir: Zrinko Ogresta

Middle-aged nurse Vesna (Ksenija Marinković) is living a quiet life in Zagreb when her phone rings; at the other end of the line is husband Žarko (Lazar Ristovski), a convicted war criminal who’d left her and their children 20 years ago. Shot in long takes that draw viewers along to its surprising final twist, ON THE OTHER SIDE swept Croatia’s Pula Film Festival. “This gripping psychological drama brings a new twist to the subject of postwar ex-Yugoslavia … emotionally complex, tautly assembled and powerfully acted.” - Alissa Simon, Variety.


ALL THE BEST
SVE NAJBOLJE
2016, 102 min, Croatia, Dir: Snjezana Tribuson

It’s a Christmas tale with poisoning in writer-director Snjezana Tribuson’s charming feature. An opera singer, a handyman, a pastry shop worker and a farmer are all looking for love and coming up empty until a strange series of events – driven by cockroaches, beet-root soup and an opera aria – brings these lonely lives together. Ksenija Marinković, Renata Pokupić and Ozren Grabarić lead an outstanding cast in this feel-good film. In Croatian with English subtitles.


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