PRETORIA, JAR, 18 April 2008
On 17 April 2008, at the Cinema Nouveau Brooklyn in Pretoria, the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia Mr Ivan Picukarić, opened the „Croatian Film Festival 2008“.
The opening ceremony was attended by a number of invitees: ambassadors and high commissioners, diplomats, prominent South African citizens (representatives of business, academic community and journalists) as well as Croatian fellow countrymen.
After the cocktail and introductory speech of Ambassador Picukarić, the Croatian movie “What is a Man without a Moustache?”, directed by Hrvoje Hribar, was screened.
The Programme of the “Croatian Film Festival 2008” consists of seven movies: “Sleep Sweet, My Darling” directed by Hrvoje Hitrec; “Here” directed by Zrinko Ogresta; “What is a Man Wtihout a Moustache?” directed by Hrvoje Hribar; “Border post” directed by Rajko Grlić; “The Horseman” directed by Branko Ivanda; “Tressette” directed by Dražen Žarković and “Armin” directed by Ognjen Sviličić. The movies will be screened in Cinema Nouveau Brooklyn in Pretoria from 18 to 20 April 2008, and in Cinema Nouveau Rosebank in Johannesburg from 25 to 28 April 2008.
Earlier, the Embassy of Croatia organised a screening of the movies at one of the most recognised South African Universities, the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg.