Croatian Feature Documentaries Retrospective

Happy Child

Igor Mirković
Screening time  
28.02. / Friday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 1  
A musical documentary about the best and most fruitful period on the Yugoslav Rock Scene, the late 1970s and early 1980s was envisaged and made by Igor Mirković as a nostalgic semi-autobiographic research of the time of his own adolescence.

A musical documentary about the best and most fruitful period on the Yugoslav Rock Scene, the late 1970s and early 1980s was envisaged and made by Igor Mirković as a nostalgic semi-autobiographic research of the time of his own adolescence, mostly influenced by the musical boom of the era. There was never this much dancing as in these first two years of the 1980s. The time itself was not a happy one: the country was shaken by an economic crisis, the almighty president Tito died, there was news about emergency state in Poland, and the youth lived according to the popular song that said ‘Imagine Life in the Rhythm of the Dance’. The last generation of socialist children was growing up. That time marked the beginning of careers of bands Azra, Haustor, Film, Patrola, Pankrti, Električni orgazam, Idoli, Prljavo kazalište and many others.

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Igor Mirković

Igor Mirković was born in Zagreb in 1965 and graduated in political sciences from Zagreb’s Faculty of Political Sciences. For a long time he worked as a TV journalist and then, when he was least expected to, he decided to make movies. His films include Slobbery Girl (2013), Night Boats (2012), Hard Waste (2008), documentaries Happy Child (2003), New Time (2001, co-director Rajko Grlić) and Orbanići Unplugged (1998).

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Croatia
2003, 97', video

Directed by:
Igor Mirković

Cinematography:
Silvestar Kolbas, Domagoj Lozina

Edited by:
Ivana Fumić

Music:
Prljavo kazalište, Film, Azra, Električni orgazam, Haustor, Idoli, Pankrti

Producer:
Rajko Grlić

Produced by:
Gerila DV Film, Vizije SFT

Festivals & Awards:

Days of Croatian Film 2004 – Oktavijan Award for Best Documentary Film; Pula Film Festival 2003