Author's Night - Damir Čučić

La Strada

Damir Čučić
Screening time  
24.02. / Monday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 2  
Over a thousand meters long, and with 200 houses along it, the main street of the Istrian town of Vodnjan has been a showroom of crafts and trades for centuries, a stage for processions and carnivals, and a meeting point of various languages, traditions and cultures.

The film depicts the atmosphere of ‘la strada’ at different times of day, peeks behind its walls and portrays the people brought in by the waves of history, migration and everyday life to this artery of a Mediterannean town.


Damir Čučić

Damir Čučić began pursuing film in 1989 at Enthusia Planck Filmmakers’ Group. In the past 20 years, he has developed in several areas within the audiovisual media, mainly as a film director. He has directed documentary, experimental, short fiction films, science TV serials, documentary radio dramas and two feature-length films, which garnered 24 awards and were shown at around 130 festivals in 40 countries and on more than 20 public TV channels. His fiction film A Letter to Dad (2012) won the Golden Arena for best Croatian film in 2012, while Čučić was awarded for best editing and best debut director. Mitch – Diary of a Schizophrenic Patient (2014) received a Jury Special Mention at FIDMarseille. Documentary The Spirits Diary screened in the 2015 ZagrebDox Regional Competition, while Čučić was a member of the ZagrebDox international jury in 2014.

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La Strada

2004, 29', video

Directed by:
Damir Čučić

Screenplay by:
Damir Čučić, Leon Rizmaul

Boris Poljak

Edited by:
Slaven Zečević

Goran Štrbac

Vera Robić-Škarica

Produced by:
Hrvatski filmski savez

Festivals & Awards:

Days of Croatian Film 2004 – Jury’s Best Camera Award to Boris Poljak; Kodak Award; International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam – IDFA 2004; International Film Festival of Guadalajara 2006; Shooting Europe Short Film Festival 2006; DokuArt 2006; Dokufest 2005; Parnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival 2005; Docúpolis – International Documentary Festival of Barcelona 2005; Balkan Black Box Film Festival 2005; Sarajevo Film Festival 2004; Pula Film Festival 2004; Motovun Film Festival 2004; Liburnija Film Festival 2004