Author's Night - Goran Dević


Goran Dević
Screening time  
09.10. / Friday, 19:00 - 21:00  

The film is the director's attempt to answer the difficult question of whether we should still talk about the war. Filmed from the passenger seat in a car, this film portrays a soldier from Serbia, a volunteer fighter from Croatia and member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina army, speaking about their wartime experiences and memories. All three are convinced that war is an absurdity. Three was screened at many national and international festivals and it won a special mention in the short documentary film category at Dokufest in Prizren.


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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Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2007, 25'

Directed by:
Goran Dević

Screenplay by:
Goran Dević, Zvonimir Jurić

Jure Černec, Tamara Cesarec

Edited by:
Vanja Siruček

Nenad Puhovski

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

Sarajevo Film Festival 2008 – EDN Talent Grant; Dokufest 2009 – Special Mention for Short Documentary; One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2008 – Mayor of Prague Award for Best Short Film; ZagrebDox 2009; Liburnia Film Festival 2008; International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2009; Signes de Nuit International Film Festival 2009; South Caucasus Documentary Film Festival; Kasseler Dokfest; Doclisboa 2009; Free Zone Belgrade 2009; Kino Otok – Isola Cinema International Film Festival 2009; Crossing Europe Film Festival 2010; Winterthur International Short Film Festival 2012; goEast International Film Festival 2015


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