Cheese and Cream

Kristina Leko
Screening time  
26.02. / Tuesday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 3  
''Cheese and Cream'' is a film-essay about Zagreb’s milkmaids and deep crises of political will and national identity in the period between 2002 and 2006.

Milkmaids, one of the symbols of Zagreb, have become an endangered species due to economic turmoil of a society in transition. On top of it all, they may become extinct soon because their way of production and sales does not meet European standards. Can milkmaids and cottage cheese join the European Union and how? Who are they, anyway? Should they survive and why? Who can help them and how?


Kristina Leko

Kristina Leko was born in Zagreb in 1966. She is active in modern visual and experimental video art and documentary film. She graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts in 1990, became an undergraduate in Indology and Philosophy at Zagreb’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in 1995; and obtained her MA from Universität der Künste Berlin in 2004. In 1999, she and Gordana Brzović started working on the serial Portraits of Croatian Contemporary Artists, produced by HRT. She is the co-author and co-writer of four documentaries from that serial: The Group of Six (2002), I. L. Galeta – Portrait of an Artist (2000), Aleksandar Srnec – Portrait of an Artist, (2000) and V. D. Trokut – Portrait of an Artist (1999).

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2012, 40', video

Directed by:
Kristina Leko

Screenplay by:
Kristina Leko

Goran Trbuljak, Eva Kraljević, David Ogujić, Danko Vučinović

Edited by:
Martin Semenčić

Zorja je zorja

Nenad Puhovski

Produced by: