Srbenka

Direction
Year
2018
Country
  • Croatia
Duration
72min
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Subtitles

In the early 90’s, the new-born state of Croatia was involved in a military conflict with neighbouring Serbia. Criminals used the chaos of war to harass and rob Serbian civilians living in Croatia.

One of the innocent victims was a girl living in Zagreb, Aleksandra Zec. She was brutally murdered, alongside her family who were of Serbian descent. The perpetrators were soon found but because of political pressure no one has ever been convicted for the crime.

Quarter-century later, controversial theatre director Oliver Frljic is working on a play about the case. The process brings out the hidden traumas, rehearsals become a collective psychotherapy, and the 12-year old actress Nina feels as if the war had never ended. When director asks her to profess as Serbian in front of the audience, Nina is terrified, and does not know what to do.

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Details

  • Original title
    Srbenka
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Nebojša Slijepčević
  • Cast
    Tatjana Dragicevic, Nina Batinic, Lucia Filicic, Jana Mileusnic, Morana Mladic, Oliver Frljic...
  • DOP
    Bojan Mrdenovic
  • Editing
    Tomislav Stojanovic
  • Sound
    Tihomir Vrbanec
  • Duration
    72 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2018
  • Country
    • Croatia
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • VISIONS DU REEL, Nyon, 2018
    • SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL, Sarajevo, 2018
    • FID MARSEILLE, Marseille, 2018
    • MOTOVUN FILM FESTIVAL, Motovun, 2018,
    • LIBURNIA FILM FESTIVAL, Opatija, 2018
    • NANCY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Nancy, 2018
    • PRESS FILM FESTIVAL, Hrvatska Kostajnica, 2018
    • JIHLAVA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2018, Jihlava, Czech Republic
    • DOK LEIPZIG 2018, Leipzig, Germany
    • GOTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL 2019, Gothenborg, Sweden
    • NUREMBERG HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 2019, Nuremberg, Germany
  • Awards
    • ASTRA FILM FESTIVAL Sibiu, 2018 - BEST DIRECTOR
    • CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, 2018 - DIRECTOR
    • CROSSING EUROPE FILM FESTIVAL, Linz, 2018 - SPECIAL MENTION (DIRECTOR)
    • FESTIVAL DEI POPOLI, Italy, 2018 - BEST FILM
    • MOTOVUN FILM FESTIVAL, Motovun, 2018 - SPECIAL MENTION
    • SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL, Sarajevo, 2018 - BEST DOCUMENTARY
    • CROATIAN FILM DAYS 2019, Zagreb, Croatia - Grand Prix

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