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 docent in the Film and TV Directing BA and MA programs. He is the author of award-winning documentary films: On the Water (2018), 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. He is the co-director and co-screenwriter of feature film The Blacks (2009), which won several awards: Grand Prix at Ljubljana International Film Festival 2009, Grand Prix at Auteur Film Festival Serbia 2009, FIPRESCI Award and Special Award for Directing at FilmFestival Cottbus 2009, and Golden Arena for Directing at Pula Film Festival 2009. Retrospectives of his documentaries were screened at Arsenal Berlin and Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz.

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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