Not had your fill of Christmas yet? You can get into the spirit over several days at Kino Tuškanac's season of Christmas films. Beginning on Boxing Day, the boutique cinema in Zagreb's Upper Town is showing several festive films over four nights.
The season of Christmas classics begins at 7pm on Wednesday 26 December with a screening of Billy Wilder's multiple Oscar-winning 1960 classic 'The Apartment'. Jack Lemmon plays 'Bud' Baxter, who appeases his bosses in the hopes of gaining promotion, to the detriment of his own potentially amorous relationship with a lift operator played by Shirley Maclaine. The comedy comes to a head at a New Year's Eve party.
On Thursday 27 December at 7pm, Judy Garland stars in 'Meet Me in St. Louis', a colourful 1994 film filled with classic music such as 'The Trolley Song', 'The Boy Next Door', and 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'. At 9pm on the same evening, 'Miracle on 34th Street'. A quintessential Christmas movie since it's 1947 release, its an infectiously joyful Christmas film about a department store employee who (more than) enthusiastically assumes the role of Santa Claus.
At 7pm on Friday 28 December, Ernst Lubitsch's 'The Shop Around the Corner', in which Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan remind us, from their leatherware shop in Budapest, that we should try to be nice to our co-workers. At 9pm, the universally loved Christmas action film, Die Hard. Bruce Willis's New York street cop is trapped at an office Christmas party in Los Angeles with his wife and her sometimes obnoxious colleagues. That's awful enough in itself, even before the maniacal German terrorists arrive.
Screenings on the final evening, Saturday 29 December, start at the much earlier time of 5pm, so young viewers can see the sinister spectacular that is 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'. At 7pm, things remain on a darkly comic footing with Terry Gilliam dystopian and doomed love story Brazil. All movie tickets are priced 20 kuna (or 10 kuna for members).