Festival audience will have the opportunity to see more than 50 films, of which 40 national premieres, and dealing with memory and oblivion, dealing with the past, civil disobedience and personal resistance and repression, as well as the rise of the extreme right in Europe and beyond. On a personal level, the actors from the films of the entire year's selection question the authorities that they imposed the state and society and are trying to find meaning in a world that is increasingly facing institutional violence, corruption and the erosion of democratic values and civil and personal freedoms.
Special attention in this year's program belongs to a film that is at the Cannes Film Festival named the documentary of the year and won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary Film. It is a film 'Srbenka' Nebojsa Slijepcevic, who refers to the event in 1991 when in the city center killed twelve girls of Serbian nationality, a generation later, the controversial director Oliver Frljić sets the stage play about the case of Aleksandra Zec in HNK Rijeka. The title role, coincidentally or not, gets twelve actresses from Rijeka Serbian origin - Nina.
In the year marking the centenary of the birth of Bergman, the festival audience will have the opportunity to look back at the work of this genius director, the documentary Bergman - age director Jane Magnuson. In this film, the focus is on 1957, the year in which the talented director has become 'a great Ingmar Bergman' and recorded his masterpiece 'The Seventh Seal' and 'Wild Strawberries' and directed four big theater pieces. Absorbed in creating and lust for life, Bergman barely has time for kids, a wife and many mistresses, and all the characters in his films are in fact - on himself.
Selectors programs specifically recommend the film 'Guilt', Gustav Meier, who around the world won numerous awards, including the Audience Award at Sundance and Rotterdam festivals. The story follows Asger Holm, a policeman looking for a woman in danger and her kidnappers. This super popular thriller directed as a one-man-show , in which the camera does not leave the hills workplace and life of abducted women depends on every word you utter.
Festival Free Zone to his repertoire brings another global hit movie 'Tranzit' the famous German director Christian Petzold, who called the new Casablanca. Was shot on the novel by Anna Zegers from the 1942 action film director knowingly transferred to the modern time, where the streets of Marseille and France (again) the scene of dramatic historical events. Georg, a refugee from Germany tries to get hold of America over Marseille. Trying to take the paper takes on the identity of the murdered writer and searching for his wife, Marie. Waiting for permission to leave, Georg and Marie become like thousands of other immigrants - people are not there.