Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Jun 1, 2014
7:30pm

KINO CROATIA: NEW FILMS 2014
Double Feature!
VIS-À-VIS / A STRANGER
Presented by the American Cinematheque in collaboration with HAVC - Croatian Audiovisual Center; with support from Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia in Los Angeles, E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America) and Croatian National Association.

Kino Croatia 2014 will serve as a Fundraiser for Flood Victims in Croatia & Bosnia. American Cinematheque is joining the humanitarian effort to help the victims of recent catastrophic floods in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Proceeds from the film series will be donated to the Kino Croatia’s Floods Relief Fund. Additional fundraising will take place during the three days of screenings, May 30 - June 01, culminating with the in person appearance by actors Goran Visnjić and Miraj Grbić, leading the drive.

The double feature will be preceded by a short film:
"Little Hands" ("Male Ruke") 2011, Chandelier Films, 11 min. Dir. Claire McCarthey.
Written and produced by Dinka Džubur, Australian actress of Croatian and Bosnian descent, short film "Little Hands" focuses on a need to heal the wounds and help the victims in the aftermath of a major humanitarian disaster. The film is based on the real life experience Dinka had doing humanitarian workshops at the post-war orphanage in the city of Mostar. Featuring D. Džubur, Miraj Grbić, Manon Bennett and 54 kids from the orphanage. In Croatian and Bosnian with English subtitles.

Special guests, actors Goran Višnjić and Miraj Grbić, will introduce the screenings, lend their support and give guidance for Kino Croatia’s floods relief efforts.
VIS-À-VIS
2013, Antitalent Produkcija, 81 min, Croatia, Dir: Nevio Marasović

A young director (Rakan Rushaidat) struggling to make his autobiographical debut feature cloisters himself on the island of Vis along with his lead actor (Janko Volarić Popović) to get the script into shape. As the men's artistic struggles intertwine with their personal ones, writer-director Marasović (THE SHOW MUST GO ON) reveals an affinity for sharp, self-reflexive humor reminiscent of vintage Woody Allen. In Croatian with English subtitles.


A STRANGER
OBRANA I ZAŠTITA
2013, Spiritus Movens, 85 min, Croatia, Dir: Bobo Jelčić

This haunting drama swept the top awards at the most recent Pula Film Festival. In the Bosnia and Herzegovina city of Mostar, ethnic fissures have not entirely closed two decades after the war, a fact underlined when one of Slavko’s (Bogdan Diklić) old friends dies. Slavko and his wife (Nada Đurevska) are Catholic and the deceased was Muslim; simply attending the man’s funeral is an act fraught with peril. Stage stars Diklić and Đurevska capture the tense mood with every gesture, aided by some fine handheld camera work. In Croatian and Bosnian with English subtitles.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sun, Jun 1, 2014 • 7:30pm

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Films in this Series at the Aero

Director Dalibor Matanić & Nikša Butijer In Person!
Sat, May 31, 2014 - 7:30pm
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