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The Boy Who Rushed

Biljana Čakić

This film is an intimate story about a filmmaker searching for her brother gone missing in 1991 during the recent war in Croatia. In a way, it is a ‘sequel’ to her grandmother’s story: her husband was killed in WW II, but all her life long she waited for him to return.


Biljana Čakić

Biljana Čakić obtained her degree from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts. In 1992, she made her first war-related documentary Maja II. Her documentary cycle Killing Fields (1999/2000) was made as a result of her collaboration with the Association of the Families of Missing Croatian Soldiers and POWs. A year later, she completed the multi-award winning film The Boy Who Rushed, documenting her search for her missing brother. In 2007, she directed the docu-fiction film Zagorka and in 2011 her first feature-length fiction Step by Step. Her film Jazz Apartment (or How the Last Minute Open Jazz Festival Came to Be), co-directed with Tomislav Lovro Pavlek in 2012, was presented at the 2013 ZagrebDox. Marathon Men (2016) was screened in Regional Competition of the 2017 ZagrebDox.

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Dečko kojem se žurilo

2001, 52', color, video

Directed by:
Biljana Čakić

Predrag Vekić, Boris Krstinić

Edited by:
Uja Irgolič


Nenad Puhovski

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