Branko Ištvančić
Screening time  
02.03. / Srijeda, 20:00 - 22:00 Dvorana 4  
03.03. / Četvrtak, 16:00 - 18:00 Dvorana 2  
04.03. / Petak, 13:00 - 15:00 Dvorana 1  
The vital idea behind the film ‘Album’ is the protagonist’s attempt to re-establish a normal post-war life, searching for family photographs lost in the war on the territory of former Yugoslavia.

In this poetic film essay, parts of which were filmed by a Super 8 camera, 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. After the war he finds unusual ‘compensation’: having returned, instead of his family photographs, he finds an undeveloped negative left by the unknown Serbian family who lived in his house during occupation. Ironically and emotionally, these photos become a part of his family album.

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', color, video

Directed by:
Branko Ištvančić

Screenplay by:
Branko Ištvančić

Bojana Burnać

Edited by:
Branko Ištvančić

Dalibor Grubačević

Nenad Puhovski

Produced by: