|07.10. / Wednesday, 20:00 - 22:00||Ticket|
This short essay documentary focuses on the issue of erecting a monument to the first Croatian president, Franjo Tuđman, in Zagreb. On the one hand it depicts the moment before the official unveiling ceremony, and on the other it establishes a broader critical and social context through archive footage from a few days before the unveiling, when the monument was still wrapped in a thick layer of plastic. We see protests and conflicts and the police guard keeping this sculpture safe from human presence.
David Lušić was born in 1976 in Rijeka, Croatia. He graduated in scenography from the Central Saint Martins University in London and architecture from the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana. He is currently an MFA candidate in documentary filmmaking at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He is the author of numerous multimedia projects in Zagreb, Rijeka, London, Ljubljana and Seville. In 2008, he founded the Zebra Creative Network, an organization that started the Greta Gallery as a space for contemporary artistic presentations and independent audiovisual production. He is the author of several short films and the producer and author of the concept for the fiction omnibus film Transmania (2016). His film Closing Time was screened at 2019 ZagrebDox.
David Lušičić, Magdalena Ptiček
Akademija dramske umjetnosti, Zagreb; Zebra Creative Network
Festivals & Awards:
Sarajevo Film Festival 2020; Liburnia Film Festival 2020 - Best Regional Film
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