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ZAGREBDOX 2022

The 18th edition of ZagrebDox announces its selection

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- The leading Croatian gathering will host 86 documentary films across its various strands and features a handful of premieres for regional films

The 18th edition of ZagrebDox announces its selection
107 Mothers by Peter Kerekes

The ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival has unveiled the full line-up for its 18th edition, which will run from 3-10 April in its usual location of the Kaptol Cinema in Zagreb. The major documentary event will this year host 86 documentaries across 11 film sections. A total of 35 movies will be participating in the two official competitions – International and Regional – in an effort to win the festival’s Big Stamp Award, while up-and-coming directors under 35 years of age will also be eligible for the Small Stamp Award. This year’s festival programme was presented by festival director and main programmer Nenad Puhovski and producer Hrvoje Pukšec.

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Puhovski mentioned during the presentation: “We are entering adulthood happy and proud to be one of the few festivals that have shown films exclusively in cinemas in these past few, challenging years. With a selection of the best recent films, ZagrebDox continues to open up space, and provide an opportunity to explore and understand the world around us, in all its fullness, through the film medium, meetings at the cinema, conversations and the sharing of emotions.”

The ZagrebDox International Competition is made up of 18 documentaries that touch on various focal points on the geopolitical map of the world. The feature-length titles are: 107 Mothers [+see also:
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interview: Peter Kerekes
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by Peter Kerekes (Slovakia/Czech Republic/Ukraine), 1970 [+see also:
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interview: Tomasz Wolski
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by Tomasz Wolski (Poland), A House Made of Splinters [+see also:
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by Simon Lereng Wilmont (Denmark/Ukraine/Sweden), A Night of Knowing Nothing [+see also:
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interview: Payal Kapadia
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by Payal Kapadia (India/France), Ascension by Jessica Kingdon (USA), The Balcony Movie [+see also:
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interview: Paweł Łoziński
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by Paweł Łoziński (Poland), Children of the Misty by Diễm Hà Lệ (Vietnam), Imad's Childhood [+see also:
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by Zahavi Sanjavi (Sweden/Latvia/Iraq), Julia&I [+see also:
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by Nina Hobert (Sweden/Denmark), Les Enfants terribles [+see also:
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by Ahmet Necdet Çupur (France/Germany/Turkey), My Old School [+see also:
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by Jono McLeod (UK), Sabaya [+see also:
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interview: Hogir Hirori
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by Hogir Hirori (Sweden), The Story of Looking [+see also:
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by Mark Cousins (UK) and the pandemic portmanteau film The Year of the Everlasting Storm.

There are also 17 titles that are included in the Regional Competition of ZagrebDox, seven of which are Croatian productions or co-productions of various lengths. In detail, the feature-length films include Bigger Than Trauma [+see also:
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by Vedrana Pribačić (Croatia), Brotherhood [+see also:
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interview: Francesco Montagner
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by Francesco Montagner (Italy/Czech Republic), The Bubble [+see also:
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by Valerie Blankenbyl (Switzerland/Austria), The Building [+see also:
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by Goran Dević (Croatia), The Cars We Drove into Capitalism [+see also:
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by Georgi Bogdanov and Boris Missirkov (Bulgaria/Croatia/Czech Republic/Denmark/Germany), Dida [+see also:
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by Corina Schwingruber Ilić and Nikola Ilić (Switzerland/Serbia), Divas [+see also:
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by Máté Kőrösi (Hungary), Four Seasons in a Day [+see also:
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by Annabel Verbeke (Lithuania/Croatia/Belgium/Norway), Mlungu - The White King by David Lušičić (Croatia), Mother Lode [+see also:
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interview: Matteo Tortone
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by Matteo Tortone (France/Italy/Switzerland), Reconciliation [+see also:
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by Marija Zidar (Slovenia/Serbia/Montenegro/Kosovo), Roots [+see also:
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interview: Tea Lukač
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by Tea Lukač (Serbia), Soldat Ahmet [+see also:
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by Jannis Lenz (Austria) and You Are Ceaușescu to Me [+see also:
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by Sebastian Mihailescu (Romania).

As always, ZagrebDox will offer more sections than just its competitive ones, and this year, the sidebars include Masters of Dox, Controversial Dox and State of Affairs, along with the Road Dox section curated by Vladan Petković and the Points of View strand curated by Jelena Pašić. Serbian director Želimir Žilnik will have a retrospective dedicated to his films made in Germany in the mid-1970s, while the “author’s evening” belongs to director Katarina Zrinka Matijević, president of this year’s international jury, with a selection of films curated by Diana Nenadić.

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