Take advantage of Zagreb’s warm evenings with a visit to Tuškanac Summer Stage. A man made amphitheatre, first opened in 1954, this much loved performance area was revamped in 2012. Claim a seat on one of the wooden benches, sit back and enjoy a film of your choice. Several different programs run until the end of July.
From 9 – 15 there’s the European Film Revue program. Highlights include 2017’s much lauded gay coming of age drama, Call Me By Your Name (13 July), which is set within the beautiful backdrop of a family’s 1983 summer holiday in northern Italy. In The Darkest Hour (14 July), Gary Oldman gives an award winning performance as Winston Churchill, refusing to consider a peace treaty with Hitler during Germany’s advance through Europe. National
politics take an altogether more bizarre turn in Armando Iannucci’s The Death Of Stalin (15 July).
From 17 – 19 there’s a warm up for Motovun Film Festival, before the venue takes part in Zagreb Film Festival 20 – 28 July.
Palme d’Or winning 2017 satirical drama The Square, with its remarkable monkey mimicking, is shown on 21 and 28 July.
On Friday 27, a rare treat, as 2017 Bosnian film Žaba is presented with English subtitles. In the movie, Zeko, a barber and ex-soldier suffering from PTSD, invites his brother and best friend for Eid festivities. But when he realizes his gambling, alcoholic brother has no intention of curbing his behaviour, Zeko tries to force him and things get out of hand. Based on a much loved, decade long running play and using the production’s original actors, this would be the perfect opportunity to sample some of the very best contemporary film making from the Balkans.