Regional Competition

Josipa, I Love You

Jadranka Cicvarić Šiftar, Senad Zemunović
Screening time  
27.02. / Tuesday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 4  
28.02. / Wednesday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 5  
03.03. / Saturday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 5  
"Josipa, I Love You" speaks about an unusual relationship between the protagonist fighting the consequences of childhood sexual abuse and the author who falls in love and turns from the director to an active participant and film protagonist.

Josipa is coming to terms with consequences of sexual abuse, which she suffered between the ages four and twelve. Senad starts making a film about her, but, as he enters Josipa’s life, he suddenly goes from being an objective filmmaker to becoming the film’s protagonist, which drastically changes his life. The film is an intimate and sincere story full of twists and turns in the relationship between these two people.


Jadranka Cicvarić Šiftar

Jadranka Cicvarić Šiftar was born in Slavonski Brod, Croatia, in 1961. After graduating in industrial electronics from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb, for several years she worked both in her professional field and on Radio 101. In 2004, she founded Trigon, an independent production company where she worked as a producer, scriptwriter and editor. In 2013, she started directing in collaboration with FADE IN and Interfilm production companies. She is currently working on her film Godišnjica mature.


Senad Zemunović

Senad Zemunović is a photographer, cinematographer and director, born in Pakrac, Croatia, in 1981. In 2005, he enrolled in the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He worked as a cinematographer and director of photography on numerous documentary films and series for television, and as a photographer for weeklies Nacional and Fokus. Josipa, I Love You (2017) is his directorial debut.

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Josipa, volim te

2018, 61'

Directed by:
Jadranka Cicvarić Šiftar, Senad Zemunović

Screenplay by:
Jadranka Cicvarić Šiftar

Senad Zemunović

Edited by:
Iva Kraljević

Jadranka Cicvarić Šiftar

Produced by: