Splendid Isolation

Petar Krelja

Film is based on a strict social opposition between two ‘hotels’ in Zagreb (Esplanada and Shelter), which are only 100 maters away, but also on the relation of color and black and white and 16 mm and 35 mm film. Petar Krelja


Petar Krelja

Petar Krelja is one of the leading Croatian documentary filmmakers and a distinguished film critic. For years he has worked as a radio editor and host on Croatian Radio’s Channel One (former Radio Zagreb). He has been working in film since the late 1960s. In the 1970s he became known as the author of emotionally involved documentaries about social outsiders, especially children and youth. In less than four decades he made about 200 documentaries and TV shows, as well as many fiction films. A large number of his documentaries screened in early ZagrebDox sections. In 2008 he chaired the ZagrebDox international jury and his work was presented in an Author’s Night.

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Splendid Isolation

1973, 11', color/bw, 35 mm

Directed by:
Petar Krelja

Screenplay by:
Petar Krelja

Ivica Rajković

Edited by:
Katja Majer

Produced by:
Zagreb film