Author’s Night – Bruno Gamulin

The Head

Bruno Gamulin
Screening time  
26.02. / Friday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 1  
Film about a girl who was forced to make a living by posing to students at the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts.

The Head is a film about a girl from around Zlatar who was forced by misfortunes in life to make a living by posing to students at the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts. The young protagonist’s portrait is a crossroads of various social trends. In entire Croatian professional cinema of mature creative period only a few films have been made focusing on a woman character. Gamulin’s The Head belongs to this small, but exceptionally creative and innovative body of production.


Bruno Gamulin

Bruno Gamulin was born in 1947 in Zagreb. He holds a degree in Art History and Philosophy from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences as well as a degree in Directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He is the author of several short, mainly documentary films often made as television productions, and several feature-length films. That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles (1979, directorial and screenplay collaboration with Milivoj Puhlovski) was his debut film, while The Seventh Chronicle (1996), recounting the political victimization in socialist Yugoslavia, is considered to be his most accomplished work. His film Slow Surrender (2001) won the Big Golden Arena for best film at the Pula Film Festival. Gamulin is a full-time professor of film directing at the Department of Film and Television, Academy of Dramatic Arts, Zagreb. He received the Order of Danica Hrvatska medal.

Filmography (selection ): Shadow on the Wall Opposite (1976, short fiction); That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles (1979, feature film co-directed with Milivoj Puhlovski); Painter Matija’s Dreams and Reality (1983, short documentary); A Number Out of Light (1983, short documentary); Volunteer (1985, short documentary); Consecration of the Place (1989, short documentary); A Summer to Remember (1990, feature); Euclidean Landscape (1991, short documentary); The Executioner (1990, TV film); A Christmas Story (1990, TV film); Easter Fairy Tale (1991, TV film); The Seventh Chronicle (1996, feature); Nation, Ö. Von Horvath (1990, TV adaptation); Three Sisters, A. P. Čehov (1999, TV adaptation); Slow Surrender (2001, feature); Brother Ass, R. Medvešek (2002, TV adaptation); On the Terrace, Ivo Vojnović (2009, TV adaptation of the theatre play); Acis and Galatea, J. Händel (2009, TV adaptation of the opera)

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1974, 40'

Directed by:
Bruno Gamulin

Produced by:
Akademija dramske umjetnosti Zagreb