Kaptol Boutique Cinema, ZagrebDox
Slaven Branislav Babic/PIXSELLKaptol Boutique Cinema

Films for 20th ZagrebDox festival announced

More than a hundred documentaries form the slate for the 20th edition of this annual event, taking place from April 14-21

Written by
Jan Bantic

Returning for the 20th time, ZagrebDox will run from April 14-21 at the Kaptol Boutique Cinema in the Croatian capital. While the final schedule and ticket information are yet to be confirmed, a full list of the whopping 102 films to be screened have been announced, including some that have claimed top prizes at the world’s major festivals such as Sundance, Tribeca, Berlinale and DOK Leipzig.

A New Kind of Wilderness won best documentary at Sundance. This Norwegian film follows a family upended from their idyllic lifestyle away from society following a sudden tragedy and forced to attempt to integrate into the modern world.

It will be facing stiff competition in the feature-length international category from the French-Senegalese-Beninise co-production Dahomey – the winner of the Berlin International Film Festival’s Golden Bear – which explores the story of 26 artworks taken by colonial France from the Kingdom of Dahomey and displayed in a museum in Paris, and the struggle for their return to their home in Benin.

Nenad Puhovski, ZagrebDox organiser
Davorin Visnjic/PIXSELLNenad Puhovski, ZagrebDox organiser

One to look out for in the Festival Hits category is No Other Land, the documentary which ruffled a few feathers after its win at the Berlinale film festival. Co-directed by an Israeli and Palestinian collective, it covers the resistance to displacement from the West Bank.

Alongside a host of high-profile documentaries, ZagrebDox proudly promotes local works in its regional competition, which includes films made in Albania, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia and Serbia.

A full list of the festival’s films, divided into their respective categories, can be found in English here. Ticketing details as well as the schedule will be announced closer to the date, and made available on the website.

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