Regional Competition


Ivan Faktor
Screening time  
02.03. / Srijeda, 18:00 - 20:00 Dvorana 2  
04.03. / Petak, 20:00 - 22:00 Dvorana 4  
05.03. / Subota, 14:00 - 16:00 Dvorana 4  
‘Wasteland’ refers to a vast, flat heath in Hungary. This is not arable land; it serves for open-air cattle breeding, horse breeding and pig farming.

Wastelands are forms of organised, planned, collective housing, typical of Hungary, Slavonia and Baranja, built in the 1700s and 1800s on vast plains of Slavonia owned by wealthy landowners. Wastelands have always been inhabited by landless people, immigrants, restless spirits and vagrants, but there were those who remained in the wastelands for generations. This film was made by hand camera and consists entirely of personal scenes. The main ‘character’ in the film is light. The light reveals characters and objects, does not pay particular attention to frame composition and use of artificial light. At the same time, filming the aberration, sound diffusion (propagation) was also filmed. And, most importantly, silence, because silence on the wasteland, on that ‘island’ without a visible borderline between heaven and earth, in that prison without boundaries, is louder than any urban noise.


Ivan Faktor

Ivan Faktor was born 1953 in Crnac, Croatia. He works in the field of experimental film, photography, video and video installations. Since 1975 he has been making films and later video works. In 1995 he participated at the 46th Venice Biennale (A Casa / At Home 2) and in 2002 he represented Croatia at the 25th Sao Paulo Biennale. He has won numerous awards, including Grand Prix at 11th Days of Croatian Film in 2002, Annual Vladimir Nazor Award for Film in 2002, and 39th Zagreb Salon Grand Prix in 2005. He was the founder and manager of Kazamat Gallery in Osijek from 2001 to 2004 and Performance Art Festival since 2001.

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2010, 26', color, video

Directed by:
Ivan Faktor

Screenplay by:
Ivan Faktor

Vedran Šamanović

Edited by:
Dubravka Turić

Vera Robić Škarica

Produced by: