Regional Competition

In the Name of the Republic of Croatia

Goran Dević
Screening time  
26.02. / Tuesday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 1  
28.02. / Thursday, 11:00 - 13:00 Theatre 2  
02.03. / Saturday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 2  
The film follows Marko Francišković as he attempts to present a radical political program and the legal and psychiatric repercussions this political activism will incur.

Marko Francišković goes from being an individual wishing to radically change reality, to being stripped of his freedom, subjected to psychopharmacological substances and confined in a mental institution. When the system finally declares him sane and releases him, he no longer has any urge to pursue politics. It seems the system has successfully “cured” him of his desire to change reality. We meet him in a moment when he is eager to get a football sticker his son collects, whom he has not seen in eight months; he has unresolved conflicts with his parents and his car battery has died in the rain. We meet him, therefore, as one of us.


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 assistant professor in the Film and TV Directing BA and MA programs. He is the author of award-winning documentary films, which screened in different programs at ZagrebDox: 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. In 2018, he directed two documentaries: On the Water and In the Name of the Republic of Croatia. Film The Blacks (2009), which he codirected with Zvonimir Jurić, was his feature film debut.

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U ime Republike Hrvatske

2019, 33' 33''

Directed by:
Goran Dević

Screenplay by:
Goran Dević

Luka Matić, Tamara Cesarec

Edited by:
Vanja Siruček

Hrvoje Osvadić

Produced by:
Petnaesta umjetnost