The film festival “Quiet Please, Dubrovnik and film love each other” is one of several events that draw countless film buffs to the old city every year. Launched only recently, the event is dedicated to exploring Dubrovnik’s role in the history and culture of cinema and to educating audiences about the city’s rich, 100-year long history of appearing in films and bearing witness to the art, culture and everyday life in the region.
The “Quiet, Please!” festival was launched by a group of young Dubrovnik film industry professionals and film aficionados in 2016. In the last three years, the event has featured a versatile selection of films shot in the city, some of these not available anywhere else, and presented a unique program for an audience of film buffs, Dubrovnik residents and visitors looking to get acquainted with every facet of the city’s history.
In addition to film screenings, the festival has hosted a number of workshops, lectures, book presentations, exhibitions, trivia games and concerts at various locations in the city. It has been received with a lot of interest and enthusiasm and, now only in its third year, it has still not exhausted even a half of the supply of films that it has in store.
The 2018 edition of the festival, held from March 4 to 10, offered an interesting selection of Croatian and international features and television productions filmed in Dubrovnik. These included the first episode of the historical fiction series Knightfall, the first sound feature filmed in Dubrovnik, the classic Austrian-German romance The Prince from Arcadien (1932), the Italian superhero film The Three Fantastic Supermen (1967), and the German slapstick comedy Not with Me, Madam! (1968). On the International Women’s Day, which coincided with the festival, a number of short films made by Dubrovnik’s women filmmakers were screened at the Lazarettos and there was a Q&A with several successful Dubrovnik female artists and film industry professionals.
This year’s festival also featured an exhibition of photos taken by extras employed in recent productions. The screenings, workshops and the accompanying entertainment program were held at Visia theatre, at the Lazarettos and on Luža Square, in the heart of the Old Town.
Accommodation in Dubrovnik
Visitors planning a trip to Dubrovnik this season can book their stay at the Villas Mlini. With an ideal location to offer a tranquil summer holiday with easy access to the cultural attractions of the Old Town, the complex of modern, fully equipped apartments in the village of Mlini makes a wonderful getaway spot for every kind of traveller.
Villas Mlini are situated in a lush Mediterranean garden, surrounded by several sand and pebble beaches, and offer scenic views of the Adriatic and the nearby islets from their spacious terraces. Each of the cosy, spacious apartments has a bedroom, living room, bathroom, kitchen and balcony. Guests can also relax by a large outdoor swimming pool, enjoy delicious cocktails at the beach bar, and dance the night away on the terrace of the hotel’s restaurant.