|23.02. / Monday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 3|
Some sixty years ago, a man went missing for four years. He returned back a changed man carrying along a painful secret. He later built his family’s life around this unspoken secret. Talking about the past was forbidden in the family. It was his granddaughter, also the director of this film, who first started asking questions, wanting to find out what lay hidden beneath her grandfather’s scar-covered body ever since childhood. However, he died without revealing the entire story to anyone. Naked Island is an investigation built upon the ruins of the past, a mosaic made of clues – family photos and intimate testimonies of a tight-knit group of people who were brought together by the same place, a political prison in ex-Yugoslavia that was also known as an island of broken souls, and consequences that this place left on three generations. At the same time, it is a fascinating portrayal of a moment in which a past can finally become history and a brave documentary defying silence and fear.
Tiha K. Gudac is a filmmaker based in Croatia, where she’s working as a director, scriptwriter and producer. She has directed two feature length documentary films: Naked Island (Factum / Croatia, 2014), and The Wire (Off World / Belgium, Kinoteka /Croatia, URGH!&RTVSLO Slovenia, Relation 04 Media/ Norway, InScript Media / Lithuania, 2021), which have won awards at international documentary film festivals and have had an international theatrical, TV and educational distribution. In the recent years she has directed, written and co-produced documentary series programmes and a film for Croatian national TV broadcaster HRT. As a producer she has independently produced and worked on: film festivals, as well as fiction, documentary, and animated films, commercial and TV formats, some of which were awarded, or box office success. Her early work background was marked by years of involvement with the NGO sector, developing international dialogue building and conflict resolution projects, as well as working in PR and acting in theatre projects. She has an MA as a Master of Film Arts and an MA in Business Marketing. She is a member of Director’s Guild of Croatia, Croatian Filmmaker Association and Croatian Independent Artists Association.
2014, 75', DCP
Tiha K. Gudac
Tiha K. Gudac
Eva Kraljević, Tamara Cesarec, Srđan Kovačević, Tiha K. Gudac
Festivals & Awards:
Sarajevo Film Festival 2014 – Heart of Sarajevo for Best Film in Documentary Competition; Zagreb Film Festival 2014 – Special Mention in Documentary Category; Trieste International Film Festival 2014 – Central European Initiative Award; Fast Forward Human Rights Film Festival 2014; Sarajevo Film Festival 2014 Dokufest Prizren 2014; Sarajevo Film Festival 2012 – DOK.incubator Award
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