A new Rijeka film festival thematises the questions of totalitarianism, power and fear, with a focus on the conflict of the collective and the individual.
The film festival examines the world of totalitarian regimes, the structures of the power of fear. The programme consists of films which place the focus on relationship, i.e. the conflict of the collective and the individual, of films that question the falsity of the ruling narratives of various historical periods. These are films which dive into the systems of various regimes through the personal histories and fates and films that, eventually, enrich the film experience with their art of creating new realities, in whose foundations is man’s permanent aspiration and strength to produce the possibilities of liberation.
Included in the programme are titles which by their non-acceptance whether by artistic or social conventions bring into question all those narratives that attempt to impose official ideological mythologems into everyday life as the only possible reality. Films of different kinds and genres, as well as new and old titles, are shown so that with their thematic range they capture the broadest image possible of the present time.
Along with the films, the festival includes a rich accompanying programme with lectures, panels and talks, in which local and foreign guests of different artistic and intellectual backgrounds take part.
The makers of the films i.e. directors, actors, producers and others have been invited to the premiere screenings of the films in Rijeka.