An Artist Never Retires

Goran Dević
Screening time  
01.03. / Wednesday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 5  
Do artists ever retire?

Despite his health problems, Vojo draws every day and works on his relief. Although nearing 90, Slavka goes to the city to take photographs. For his 80th birthday, Nikša expects to have the Croatian premiere of his theatrical piece including 300 performers on stage. Do artists ever retire?


Goran Dević

Goran Dević was born in Sisak in 1971. He graduated in Film and TV Directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, where he currently works as docent in the Film and TV Directing BA and MA programs. He is the author of award-winning documentary films: On the Water (2018), The Steel Mill Café (2017), 65+ (2016), Two Furnaces for Udarnik Josip Trojko (2012), Don Juan: Excuse Me, Miss (2010), The Flood (2010), Happy Land (2009), Three (2008), I Have Nothing Nice to Say to You (2005), Imported Crows (2004) and others. He is the co-director and co-screenwriter of feature film The Blacks (2009), which won several awards: Grand Prix at Ljubljana International Film Festival 2009, Grand Prix at Auteur Film Festival Serbia 2009, FIPRESCI Award and Special Award for Directing at FilmFestival Cottbus 2009, and Golden Arena for Directing at Pula Film Festival 2009. Retrospectives of his documentaries were screened at Arsenal Berlin and Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz.

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Umjetnik nikad ne ide u penziju

2017, 26' 7''

Directed by:
Goran Dević

Screenplay by:
Goran Dević

Damian Nenadić

Edited by:
Vanja Siruček

Nenad Kovačić

Hrvoje Osvadić

Produced by:
Petnaesta umjetnost