Branko Ištvančić
In this poetic film essay, writer Miroslav Kirin is making an attempt at reconstructing a family album with photos destroyed in the war, when his family was forced to leave their home in occupied Petrinja.

Branko Ištvančić

Branko Ištvančić was born in Subotica and graduated in Film and TV Directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He made his first 8 mm films mentored by his first film teacher, Zoltán Siflis from Subotica. At thirteen he won the Yugoslavian cinema technique competition. First Film Foundation from London included his student film ‘Rastanak’ (1993) as one of six best films by young European directors. Twice he won the Oktavijan award for documentary film. At Croatian Film Days he was awarded the Grand Prix for best film, Golden Oil-lamp and Best Director Award, as well as numerous prizes at foreign festivals. His documentary film ‘Plašitelj kormorana’ (1998.) was said to be one of the best documentaries in Croatia, while his live-action debut ‘Duh u močvari’ (2006) achieved excellent viewer rates. The short film ‘Recikliranje’ is a part of the ‘Zagrebačke priče’ omnibus (2009). He is a member of the Croatian Film Directors Guild.

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2011, 50'

Directed by:
Branko Ištvančić

Nenad Puhovski

Produced by:
Factum, Zagreb film


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Festivals & Awards:

ZagrebDox 2011; Fibula Documentary Film Revue 2011, Sisak; Herceg Novi Film Festival 2011; Alpe Adria Film Festival 2012, Trieste; East Silver Market, Jihlava 2012