In Focus: New Europe


Zdenko Jurilj
Screening time  
26.02. / Monday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 4  
27.02. / Tuesday, 11:00 - 13:00 Theatre 5  
One in five families in Croatia lose their apartment or house due to being unable to pay back credit or keep up with overhead expenses.

The rigorous Foreclosure Act provides banks and other institutions with an easier way of getting their hands on real estate. When the system fails, when a citizen has nowhere to apply for assistance, and when the unscrupulous administration dislodges them from their flats or houses, then young activists arrive to help, using their bodies to prevent the execution of eviction. Home has recorded grievous scenes from the places where the special police use force to drag away children, women, the young and the old... whose one and only wish is to stay and live in their only home.


Zdenko Jurilj

Zdenko Jurilj was born in 1972 in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He studied history and journalism. He has worked as a journalist for Večernji list for many years, reporting on different events from south-eastern Europe. He works as director and scriptwriter at production company Kadar in Široki Brijeg. Home had its premiere and received a special mention at Sarajevo Film Festival in 2017. That same year he made a feature documentary White Road, about the humanitarian convoy for Nova Bila in 1993. He is a member of the Association of Filmmakers of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2017, 40'

Directed by:
Zdenko Jurilj

Screenplay by:
Zdenko Jurilj

Marko Mandić, Nedim Karalić

Edited by:
Tomislav Topić

Ivo Mikulić

Vera Robić Škarica

Produced by:
Hrvatski filmski savez

Festivals & Awards:

Sarajevo Film Festival 2017 – Special Jury Mention