Fade In Retrospective


Vlatka Vorkapić
Screening time  
01.03. / Thursday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 1  
Who is Gabriel and how does he fulfill wishes to those that open their hearts?

An erotic photographer discovers hidden doorways in the city of Zagreb while shooting undressed girls. An artist lies naked and covered with fish in her performance in a window display. Her third husband, whom she met at a cemetery (just like her first husband) applies nail polish for her. Two actors (real life couple) perform a rape scene. Chinese tourists discover last century’s whorehouses in Zagreb while a singer yearns for the ‘right one’. Who is Gabriel and how does he fulfill wishes to those that open their hearts?


Vlatka Vorkapić

Vlatka Vorkapić is a screenwriter and director. She graduated in Film and TV Directing from the Academy of Dramatic Arts and comparative literature and Czech language and literature from the Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. She is a member of the Croatian Film Directors’ Guild and Croatian Freelance Artists’ Association. She wrote many fiction, documentary and docu-fiction serials, and made around 30 documentaries, two short fiction films (Driver’s Licence, Absent-minded Window-gazing) and feature fiction film Sonja and the Bull, a huge box-office hit in 2012. The film won the Golden Arena for Best Screenplay at Pula Film Festival. ZagrebDox screened some of her documentary films: Pogačica, ročelica, mendulica (1996), Grandpa, Batek, Granny (1999), The Common People’s Intimacy (2000), Strange People’s Super Power (2002) and Gabriel (2010).  She was a member of the international jury at the 2013 ZagrebDox.

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2011, 72', color, video

Directed by:
Vlatka Vorkapić

Screenplay by:
Martina Globočnik, Vlatka Vorkapić

Iva Kraljević

Edited by:
Iva Kraljević

Ivanka Mazurkijević, Stanko Kovačić

Magdalena Petrović, Vinko Brešan

Produced by:
Fade In, Zagreb film