Interview

CROSS-INTERVIEW: HANA JUŠIĆ and IGOR BEZINOVIĆ

Vladan Petković This year’s European Film Festival guests are young Croatian authors Hana Jušić and Igor Bezinović. Apart from Croatia in Focus programme their films are selected in two competitions: Hana’s film Quit Staring at My Plate, with world premiere at Venice Days, is in Parallels and Encounter programme, and Igor’s Brief Excursion stared its festival trip at Rotterdam. Hana and Igor know each other

INTERVIEW: NIKOLAJ NIKITI

„It’s all about meeting people“ We are lucky to have one of European film industry’s most dynamic and active professionals on our team: our Official Competition programmer Nikolaj Nikitin is a festival curator, EAVE, EFP and film school lecturer, MEDIA expert, a delegate for the Berlinale, spiritus rector of the SOFA – School for Film Agents, all-around expert and an inevitable appearance on the festival

INTERVIEW: BERTRAND MANDICO

THE ETERNAL OUTSIDER By Vladan Petković This year’s laureate of the Underground Spirit Award is the French animator, director and visual artist Bertrand Mandico. Works of the unorthodox and original artist who started making films in mid-1990s contain a dreamy atmosphere and logic, unbridled sexuality, and the role of sets and landscapes is as important as that of the protagonists.   At the beginning of his