Scene from the film Once Upon a Youth
Scene from the film Once Upon a Youth
Scene from the film Once Upon a Youth
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Once Upon a Youth

  • Croatia
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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.


  • 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) is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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