Regional Competition

Days of Madness

Damian Nenadić
Screening time  
28.02. / Wednesday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 2  
01.03. / Thursday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 5  
03.03. / Saturday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 4  
04.03. / Sunday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 3  
This observational documentary takes us to the usually hidden, and for most, uncomfortable world of people who are psychologically different, easily discarded by society and branded as patients.

Mladen and Maja enter maturity, shackled by demons from the past and handfuls of pills the psychiatrists keep offering up instead of conversation. The society responded to the heavy baggage of their dysfunctional family past with cold-hearted hypocrisy, turning them over to the healthcare system, which then turned them into addicts. With subtle vitality, Days of Madness records their solitary daily life, trapped in a vicious circle of rejection and guilt, as well as their attempts to find their place in the society that rejected them.


Damian Nenadić

Damian Nenadić was born in 1979 in Zagreb, where he graduated in Film and TV Cinematography for the Academy of Dramatic Art and Biology from the Faculty of Science. For many years, he worked as a veterinary trainer with monkeys and sea lions at the Zoo, and on animal rescue and preservation projects in Portugal, Spain, France and Croatia. His photographs, exhibited at numerous exhibitions, put special emphasis on the relationship between humans and nature. He is currently working as a freelance photographer, cinematographer and music video director. Before Days of Madness (2018) he made the documentary Artist on Vacation (2015), co-directed by Sandra Bastašić.

General sponsor

Dani ludila

Croatia, Slovenia
2018, 75'

Directed by:
Damian Nenadić

Screenplay by:
Damian Nenadić

Maja Šćukanec, Mladen Bađun, Damian Nenadić, Srđan Kovačević

Edited by:
Sandra Bastašić

Filip Sertić

Oliver Sertić, Petra Seliškar

Produced by:
Restart, Petra Pan Film Production