RAB, 23 August 2020 – The 2nd edition of Rab Film Festival was held on the Croatian island of Rab last night.
Shortened to just one night this year because of the coronavirus situation, the audience had the chance to watch two films on the huge screen in the bay of I. PADOVA from both land and sea aboard boats, ‘kaiches’, skiffs, yachts and even pedalos.
First up was the environmental documentary film Current Sea by Christopher Smith which explores fishing areas in Cambodia, once rich in fish, which have become the target of dangerous poachers.
Next up was the film Mater by Jure Pavlović about Jasna, a Croatian ex-pat, who returns to her hometown to take care of her dying mother.
Director Christopher Smith and the main actress of the film Mater, Daria Lorenci Flatz, addressed the audience via video conferencing service, while after the film Mater, Rab Film Festival Directo Robert Tomić Zuber held a short Q&A with the director Jura Pavlović.
Tomić Zuber once again addressed the audience with emotional gratitude, and Rab Mayor Nikola Grgurić closed the festival with words of support and hope for a better tomorrow, especially for culture, art, and film.