Author’s Night: Vlatka Vorkapić

Strange People ’s Super Power

Vlatka Vorkapić
Screening time  
27.02. / Wednesday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 2  
A group of boys inclined to violence from a children’s home gets a chance to make a film which would be their own creative and original work.

Bad guys from outer space were sent to the Earth to destroy it. Weird people can prevent it in the only possible way. The film was made as a part of a therapeutic and educational project Playing Against Violence, supported for two years by the European Cultural Foundation from Amsterdam and Open Society Institute from Zagreb.


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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Strange People ’s Super Power

2002, 46', video

Directed by:
Vlatka Vorkapić

Screenplay by:
Vlatka Vorkapić

Tamara Cesarec

Edited by:
Nina Koletić

Jadran Jeić

Nenad Puhovski

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

Days of Croatian Film 2002