Regional Competition

Joseph and His Family

Petar Krelja
Screening time  
01.03. / Utorak, 13:00 - 15:00 Dvorana 3  
04.03. / Petak, 14:00 - 16:00 Dvorana 2  
This is a story about Penić family from Šiškovci (Slavonija), story about father Josip, mother Pavica and their three sons.

Before setting in Croatia, Josip and his family started life journey from Bosnia to Germany. Hardworking family fulfilled their life dream until war broke out. Like most of the other village families, they had to move to Germany again. Fortunately, village remained safe trough the war years. The reason was unbelievably simple – Šiškovci was never marked on any map. After the war mother and children came back. Josip’s family grew bigger. He and his sons work hard and successfully on their farm. Josip is a conservative pater familias but his other face is much different. He sings in son’s choir Poljari, he’s dancing in a local folk group and he passionately makes gobelins.


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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Josip i njegova obitelj

2010, 48', color, video

Directed by:
Petar Krelja

Screenplay by:
Petar Krelja

Karmelo Kursar

Edited by:
Mladen Radaković

hrvatska narodna glazba

Mate Čuljak

Produced by: