Author’s Night: Vlatka Vorkapić

The Common People’s Intimacy

Vlatka Vorkapić
Screening time  
27.02. / Wednesday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 2  
Croatian professionals, public figures and 'common’ people' share own experiences from the social regulation of gender relations now and then.

The Common People’s Intimacy series, consisting of six 30-minute episodes, was filmed across Croatia and portrays the ever present social gender regulation, always dependant on local circumstances, thus pointing to the fact that this area can tell a lot about one’s own culture and mentality. The authors’ interest was not directed only at rural areas, but also on cities, and not only their past, but also their present. More accurately, two periods were analysed and compared – the first half of the 20th century and early 21st century. The scope was then broadened to insights of other ethnologists and common heritage investigators, as well as sociologists, linguists, lawyers, pharmacists and others. In addition to them, all the episodes feature  'common’ people, of different age, sharing own experiences from the social regulation of gender relations now and then.


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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The Common People’s Intimacy

2000, 30', video

Directed by:
Vlatka Vorkapić

Screenplay by:
Vlatka Vorkapić, Aleksej Pavlovsky

Karmelo Kursar, Mile Tapavički, Dragan Ruljančić, Branko Cahun

Edited by:
Mladen Radaković, Robert Petrinec, Dubravko Prugovečki, Igor Kožić

Vlatka Vorkapić (izbor/selection

Đuro Babić

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

International Festival of Ethnological Film 2002 – Exceptional Contribution to Ethnological Film