9. 12. 2016. – And this year, the Croatian audiovisual Centre on the occasion of upcoming holidays is giving slate of movies which are part of Marathon free running in kinodvoranama all over Croatia. This is the event marking the shortest day of the year, celebrating the short film form, Marathon runs from 18. up to 21. December and takes place in 17 cinemas in 13 cities.
The fourth Marathon will show more than 20 titles divided into four programs: the ‘Croatian marathoners I and II‘ are bringing recent award-winning domestic ‘ shorties ‘, ‘European small marathoners‘ bring the European animated titles designed for the youngest viewers, while the ‘Split marathoners‘ reserved for Split’s audience.
In the program’s English marathoners I and II ‘ is located 11 domestic films of all genera. There are feature films The Beast by Miroslav Sikavica among other things awarded with special recognition in 48. the release of the “15 days of the author” (the “Quinzaine des réalisateurs”), which takes place in parallel with the film festival in Cannes, Flowers by Judita Gamulin, the film was nominated for a student Academy Award, Half a man by Kristine Kumrić, who was awarded to 61. the release of the film festival in Valladolid, a Baby Tooth by Saša Ban, a movie that was on 14. ZFF declared the best in the dice, Milk and Honey by Marko Jukić who on ZFF-in in the same program won the special award of the jury. Animated films represent also a multiple award-winning titles Planemo Veljko Popovic, Peter’s Forest by Martina Meštrović, Transparency by Daniel Šuljić and experimental realization of Dota by Petra Zlonoga and Moving Elements of Marko Tadic, and there is also a documentary is Something About Life by Nebojsa Sljepčevića.
‘European small marathoners’ are bringingthe award-winning animated short films for children, and among them is one Croatian title, Fruit by Ivan Mirko Senjanović. In addition, the youngest viewers will see the animated films from Slovenia (Koyaa – Fower), France (The Cage), Spain (Customer Service), Norway (Mushroom Monster), Italy (Merlot), the Netherlands (Jack), Lithuania (The Button) and Sweden (What if).
The fourth program ‘The Split marathoners’ brings four domestic titles that will be free for watching on big screens in Split. There are feature films Thin Air of Šimuna Šituma, Two All Alone by Andrej Mardešić and Boo-boo Boo hoo hoo by Josip Lukić and documentary Islands of Forgotten Cinemas, directed by Ivan Ramljak.
Cities and cinemas participating in the fourth Marathon of films are Rijeka (Art kino Croatia), Velika Gorica (Gorica Cinema), Split (Zlatna vrata Cinemateque, Karaman Cinema), Kutina (Moslavina CInema), Sisak (Dom kulture Kristalna kocka vedrine), Zagreb (Europa Cinema, Art-cinema Metropolis MSU, MM centre), Samobor (Samobor Cinema), Čakovec (Čakovec Centre for Culture), Osijek (Urania Cinema), Pakrac (Hrvatski dom Cinema), Zabok (Zabok Cinema), Sveti Ivan Zelina (Zelina Cinema), Koprivnica (Velebit Cinema) i Daruvar(30. svibnja Cinema).
A special open-air program in Zagreb will be held on Thursday, 15. December as a prelude to a Marathon weekend. Attractive domestic titles will appear in the open as part of the Advent at the Zagreb on the European square, and the program of films we will be posted later time.
Screening schedule and other events in 17 cinemas, and more details about movies, you can find on their official or Facebook pages.
The initiative Shortest day was launched by the French National Centre for film in 2012. in collaboration with the Agency for a short film with the idea of full-day promotion, a rich repertoire of short forms throughout the country. After the great success in France, the initiative has become an international and now includes 14 European countries. The fourth short film Marathon organized by the Croatian audiovisual Centre in collaboration with the French Institute and the Cinema Network.
And dont forget – It’s better at the cinema!