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 in 1967. He graduated in film and TV directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb in 1999. He made his first 8mm documentary films at the age of 13 and has been pursuing documentary filmmaking ever since. The London First Film Foundation included his student film Saying Goodbye (1993) among the six most important films by young European directors. He is the winner of two Oktavian Awards for best documentary film, a Zlatna uljanica Award and the award for best director at Croatian Film Days, as well as several awards from festivals abroad. His documentary The Cormorant Scarecrow (1998, screened at 2016 ZagrebDoxu) was chosen as one of the best Croatian documentaries, while his debut fiction film The Ghost in the Swamp (2006) was one of the biggest-grossing Croatian fiction films. The short film, Recycling (2009), was part of the Zagreb Stories omnibus. His documentaries Stone Picker (2005) and Album (2011) have already screened at ZagrebDox.

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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