ZAGREB -- Croatia's Zagreb Film Festival, one of the leading fests in the Balkans, raised its curtains Sunday with a screening of Italian-Slovenian comedy-drama "Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot!"
Matteo Oleotto presented his feature helming debut, which won the audience award in Critics' Week at the Venice film fest.
Other films competing in Zagreb include Michel Franco's "After Lucia," which is Mexico's Oscar entry, Destin Cretton's "Short Term 12," which won best actress for Brie Larson in Locarno, and Emir Baigazin's "Harmony Lessons," which took a Berlinale Silver Bear for Aziz Zhambakiyev's camera-work.
The main jury comprises Leo Barraclough, senior international correspondent for Variety, Serbian director Srdan Golubovic ("Circles"), and producer Ada Solomon ("Child's Pose").
The fest director is Boris Matic.
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'Zoran' Kicks Off Zagreb Fest
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