Croatia's first boat cinema sets sail from Vukovar
While residents of the Croatian capital, Zagreb, are being courted by the return of drive-in cinemas, film fans in the east of Croatia have an altogether different offer enticing them back to the flicks. This weekend will see the first boat cinema set out on the Danube river in Vukovar. Johann Strauss II's 'The Blue Danube (An der schönen, blauen Donau)', as famously used in Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey' More of a sail-in than a drive-in, the Magenta 1, run by Danubiumtours, will set off from the shores of the town at 9pm every Friday and Saturday to offer the unique cinema-going experience. Their boat is powered by solar panels and so its quiet, electric motor will not disturb the wild surroundings while en route nor the film during screening. Every Friday is so far reserved for documentary films, with the opening edition set to show a film about The Beatles. Saturdays will be for feature films, with the Oscar-winning Korean film 'Parasite' lined up for this first week. The town is well known for attracting film fans to the Danube as it already hosts the well-attended Vukovar Film Festival.
Free stuff to watch online
Whether in testing times or not, having a positive mental attitude will help not only you, but those around you. Yes, you're probably already bored by the regular TV channels and unless you want to invite a world of worry upon yourself, you really shouldn't be watch rolling 24-hour news coverage of Coronavirus (a quick update, once a day, is more than enough). But, just imagine how much worse this would have been just a few decades ago, without the internet, streaming services and over 50 years of TV and films at your fingertips. Be thankful you're not left with only Mlin or Klik klak to amuse yourselves with and that the highlight of your social gatherings is not Trule kobile! With a world of stuff to watch, here's a quick guide to some interesting online resources. © Kvart Priča Get to know the Croatian capital Kvart Priča is a Youtube show hosted by Zagreb resident Vid Juračić in which he visits most of the neighbourhoods of Zagreb. By far Croatia's largest city, there are distinct differences between its suburbs, from the incomplete socialist project of Novi Zagreb to the oldest streets hugging the city centre or the grand detached residences at the foot of overlooking mount Sljeme. In each episode, Juračić meets some of the residents of each hood who give the lowdown on where they live. Best of all, many of the episodes have subtitles in English. Rebel Girls / Neposlušne © Luma film Check out Croatia's incredible short film scene The list of Croatian-made featur
Watch: FIFA's official World Cup 2018 movie, released today
Social distancing is tough enough, but the thought of managing it without any sports to watch is quite horrifying for some fans. Luckily, FIFA have this evening released their official movie of the 2018 World Cup. Now you can again relive the incredible success of the Croatian national football team, who made an unprecedented journey all the way to the final. © HNS Some of the greatest stars of Croatian football like Ivan Perišić, Ivan Rakitić, Luka Modrić, Mario Mandžukić, Domagoj Vida and Danijel Subašić came of age just in time for the last World Cup competition. They gave their side not only skill and determination, but a maturity and experience that proved overwhelming to each opponent they met on their journey to the competition's last match. Two nail-biting penalty shoot-outs and that last minute goal to knock out England, you can take the adrenaline-charged ride once more from the comfort of your own home. Check the movie out right here.
10 essential films to see at the 2020 Oscar Revue
Zagreb's Kaptol Boutique Cinema will this year hold a 2020 Oscar Revue over 10 days. During that time, you'll be able to see 10 of the best films in the running for an Oscar at this year's awards. Kaptol Boutique Cinema will present the movies with the full film star treatment of red carpets, interior decorations and overall elegance which will give a true flavour of Hollywood. The 2020 Oscar Revue can also be seen, without the fanfare, pomp and ceremony, at all participating CineStar theatres. Here are the films you can see between Thursday 30 January and Sunday 9 February 9 at the 2020 Oscar Revue. Joker Joaquin Phoenix gives a career-best performance in this origin story for Batman's greatest nemesis. 1917 Filmed using only two consecutively-running shots. Made by seasoned director Sam Mendes, 1917 is a gritty epic set in the trenches of World War I. Once Upon a time... in Hollywood Starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a time... in Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino's best film since Inglourious Basterds. Jojo Rabbit Jojo is a shy, timid and lonely child, hence his nickname, but he finds belonging in the 1940s within the Hitler Youth movement, accompanied by his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler himself. However, Jojo must confront his new political ideologies when he discovers his mom is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Little Women An all-star cast including Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Timothée Chalamet, Bob Odenkirk and Meryl
Zagreb's best art house and independent cinemas
Offering diverse and well thought-out movies, independent cinemas can be the place to catch up on some of the best films made around the world or the place to introduce a friend or date to one of your most cherished old classics. Luckily, Zagreb has a crop of art house cinemas showing the best of world and independent movies - with many screened in English. Here's where to find them. RECOMMENDED: The best film festivals in Croatia.