With a selection of eight children and youth films, the cinematic celebration in Buzet is about to begin. Just before the Motovun Film Festival on the neighboring hill, projectors are heating up in Buzet. For the first time, previews of selected films from the 19th MFF program will be shown.
Cinema Buzet opens its door next weekend, Thursday 21 July. The first film to entertain Buzet film lovers is Like Crazy, the latest comedy by Italian master of the genre Paolo Virzi that had its premiere at this year's edition of Cannes Film Festival. Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, a big star of European cinema, appears in the leading role of a cheerful and optimistic mental patient who uses her fantasies to make the world around her more beautiful. This is also the first screening of the MFF's program of Italian films, co-organized with the Italian Cultural Institute in Zagreb.
Also in Cinema Buzet you can see the new romantic comedy All The Best by the acclaimed Croatian filmmaker Snježana Tribuson. There you can also see The Clan by Pablo Trapero, one of the biggest Argentine box-office hits, and Irish film Viva by the awarded director Paddy Breathnach.
This is the fourth year in a row that we can spend a summer weekend in Buzet enjoying open-air film screenings in the picturesque setting of the old town. Buzz@teen, a festival of great films for youth, traditionally accounts for most of the film program. Eight films from all over Europe, from Estonia to Slovenia, will compete in the program and the winner will be decided upon by the jury whose members are up to 18 years old.
The screenings take place in two theaters. Two daily screenings are divided in categories: the afternoon screenings for those above 8 years of age and the evening screenings for those above the age of 12.