Once Upon a Youth

  • Croatia
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This film will be available from January 25th, 10:15PM to February 7th, 11:59PM.

13 years after the unexpected death of his one time best friend, filmmaker tries to reconstruct his life and their relationship, using just the photographs and video materials which his friend shot back then. A film about the lost generation of Croatian youth in the end of the 90's, who are trying to find their identity in the aftermath of a devastating war.

Tredici anni dopo la morte improvvisa di colui che una volta era il suo migliore amico, Ivan Ramljak cerca di ricostruirne la vita e il profondo rapporto di amicizia che li legava, utilizzando fotografie e materiali video che l’amico girò allora e lasciò poi in eredità. Un film su una generazione perduta, quella gioventù croata della fine degli anni Novanta, in cerca di identità dopo la devastazione della guerra. O jednoj mladosti è stato presentato in molti festival internazionali fra cui l’Open City Documentary Festival a Londra, Dokufest in Kosovo, Poitiers Film Festival in Francia e Pravo Ljudski / Human Rights Film Festival Sarajevo (Bosnia ed Erzegovina).

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  • Original title
    O jednoj mladosti
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Ivan Ramljak
  • DOP
    Marko Čaklović
  • Editing
    Ivor Šonje
  • Sound
    Borna Buljević
  • Duration
    77 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Croatia
  • Colour
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Festivals
    • Open City Documentary Film Festival (UK)
    • Dokufest - International documentary and short film festival (Kosovo)
    • Trieste Film Festival (Italy)
    • ZINEBI – International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao (Spain)
    • Days of Croatian Film (Croatia)
    • Poitiers Film Festival (France)
    • Free Zone Film Festival / Slobodna zona (Serbia)
    • Pravo Ljudski / Human Rights Film Festival Sarajevo (Bosina and Herzegovina)
    • Human Rights Film Festival Zagreb (Croatia)
  • Awards
    • Best Balkan Documentary at Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival (Kosovo)
    • Grand Prize at Poitiers Film Festival (France)
    • Grand Prix at Days of Croatian Film (Dani Hrvatskog Filma, Croatia)
    • Special Mention at Free Zone Film Festival (Slobodna zona, Serbia)

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