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 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', color, video

Directed by:
Branko Ištvančić

Screenplay by:
Branko Ištvančić

Bojana Burnać

Edited by:
Branko Ištvančić

Dalibor Grubačević

Nenad Puhovski

Produced by: