20 years of Factum

The Years of Rust

Andrej Korovljev
Screening time  
02.03. / Thursday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 4  
The well-known Croatian director of promotional and music videos Andrej Korovljev centres his film around workers at the Uljanik shipyard who end up victims of the unscrupulous Croatian privatization process.

Korovljev’s film is a story about workers who spend their entire working life performing the most difficult and dangerous job in the shipping yard – applying anti-corrosion protection to ship metal. The combination of dust, rust, poisonous gases, inhumane conditions and long hours without breaks has slowly turned these workers into apathetic working machines. The film is a portrayal of the privatisation process that has stripped many people in Croatia of their dignity.

General sponsor

Godine hrđe

2000, 35'

Directed by:
Andrej Korovljev

Screenplay by:
Andrej Korovljev, Dana Budisavljević

Igor Savatović

Edited by:
Dana Budisavljević

After Buster, Arda, Franci Blašković & Gori Ussi Winetou

Nenad Puhovski

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

ZagrebDox 2007; Balkan Black Box 2000, Days of Croatian Film 2000 – Best Documentary Film, Jelena Rajković Award, Best Editing; Humanity In The World Film Festival 2000; Liburnia Film Festival 2000; Milano Film Festival 2000; Motovun Film Festival 2000; Prix Europa 2000; Pool Film Festival 2000; One World Human Rights Festival 2001; Munchen IFF 2001; Message to Man 2001; Verzio International Human Rights Film Festival 2001