Regional Competition

Dear Lastan!

Irena Škorić
Screening time  
24.02. / Monday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 1  
26.02. / Wednesday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 2  
27.02. / Thursday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 4  
02.03. / Sunday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 3  
02.03. / Sunday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 4  
02.03. / Sunday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 5  
02.03. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 1  
For the first time after almost five decades, this film reveals the true identity of a mythical hero who helped unhappy and confused little souls.

The most popular children's magazine in Yugoslavia was called Modra lasta (Blue Swallow). In 1969, it created Lastan. For hundreds of thousands of children Lastan was a mythical hero who helped unhappy and confused little souls. Each child imagined him differently and felt confident to share with him what they could not confess to anyone else: Dear Lastan, I kissed him, am I pregnant?; Dear Lastan, I fell in love with a boy from my class... For decades Lastan was a legend and the best kept secret in journalism. This film, for the first time after almost five decades, reveals his true identity.


Irena Škorić

Irena Škorić graduated in Film and TV Directing from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. A Rector’s Prize winner, she participated at numerous local and international film festivals, garnering 50 awards. She directed over 30 films. Her Departure (2008) is one of the Croatian films that won most awards. The documentary film Destiny of Line 13 (2013) won the Audience Award at ZagrebDox 2010. Her short fiction film 9 March (2010) was the best Croatian short fiction film at the Pula Film Festival judging by the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean. She wrote and directed the feature narrative 7seX7 (2011). Her documentary Dear Lastan (2014) was screened at 2014 ZagrebDox and won the Audience Award. She is the artistic director of the event Croatian Film and New Media Night.

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Dragi Lastane!

2014, 85', video

Directed by:
Irena Škorić

Screenplay by:
Irena Škorić

Darko Herič

Edited by:
Silvije Magdić

Dalibor Grubačević

Irena Škorić

Produced by: