|29.02. / Wednesday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 1|
'The Blockade' depicts the most massive, longest and politically the most important student protests in this country – the blockade of the Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in April and May 2009. The film crew functioned as insider documenters of the Independent Initiative for Free Education, taking part in the entire process as both active participants and media coverage providers. Thus, the film is not only an author's project, but also a result of the students' participation in the fight for free education that has been going on to the present-day.
Igor Bezinović is a filmmaker born in Rijeka, which is now part of Croatia, but at that time belonged to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, before that partly the Kingdom of Italy and partly the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (and before that the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes), before that the Free State of Fiume, before that the Italian Regency of Carnaro, before that Austria-Hungary… His films include The Blockade (Oktavijan prize for best Croatian documentary in 2012), Veruda (Oktavijan prize for best Croatian documentary in 2015) and A Brief Excursion (Big Golden Arena prize for best Croatian feature in 2017), along with many shorts of all shapes and sizes. His work has been shown internationally at events including IFF Rotterdam, DOK Leipzig, IDFF Jihlava, CPH:DOX, Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, Venice Biennale of Architecture (with Hrvoslava Brkušić for Pulska grupa), Museum of the Moving Image and the Guanajuato IFF. He graduated in film directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb and in Philosophy, Sociology and Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. He is a member of The Croatian Film Directors’ Guild and the judo club Black Belt.
2012, 92', color, video
Đuro Gavran, Eva Kraljević, Igor Bezinović, Haris Berbić
Hrvoslava Brkušić, Maida Srabović, Miro Manojlović
Zli bubnjari, Antenat, Ibrica Jusić, Naš mali Afro bend, Tigrova mast, Idoli
Nenad Puhovski, Oliver Sertić
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