26.08.2016.

Canner winner left Vukovar audience in tears

Fourth day of festival in Vukovar featured the Croatian premiere of this year's Canner winner, English film „I,Daniel Blake“ which was the exact size of Zagreb mayor Milan Bandić, who made it to Vukovar but has no time to see the film

Palm d'Or winner this year, „I,Daniel Blake“ by 80 year old Ken Loach, left oriented socialist, has dedicated most of his work to ordinary people and worker's right – as well as this film. It tell a story of a 59-year old carpenter Daniel Blake who has to stop working for unlimited period due to a hearth attach and has to ask social help. Although entitled to it, the bureaucracy swirl makes his life bitter to the end. Extremely emotional, it drove tears to audience in Cannes, as well as with the viewer in Vukovar – we are lucky that Ken Loach has postponed his already announced retirement.

Valentin Thurn, extremely interesting documentary author from Germany arrived to Vukovar to present his last film „10 billion“. Thurn deals with food issued throughout his career and continues to do so in this film.  10 billion is a number of population to live on Earth shortly and Thurn ask how will this population be fed. This is sort of a sequal to his 2010 praised documentary „Taste the Waste“ – Thurn belives that the solution to feed all of these people exists if people would only be willing to create it.

Opening on Monday was attened by the more prominent members of HDZ led by Andrej Plenković as a part of the pre election campains so the same reason brought Milan Bandić, Mayor to the city of Zagreb to Vukovar. Bandić is an express kind of a man, so he took one express drink with his colleagues, took photos with the fans and left Vukovar. Having no time to watch the film even though “I,Daniel Blake” is just made to his measure – at least he claims so.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
Partners
  • Austrijski kulturni forum
  • Bobi
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatska turistička zajednica
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • Ministarstvo kulture
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
  • Norveška ambasada
Sponsors
  • American Express
  • AutoWill
  • Badel Pelinkovac
  • Borovo
  • Coca Cola
  • Elatus
  • Filmofeel
  • Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak
  • Iločki podrumi
  • PPD
  • Startas
  • Technomarket

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