Author's Night - Rajko Grlić

Every good story is a love story

Matjaž Ivanišin, Rajko Grlić
Screening time  
18.06. / Friday, 19:00 - 21:00 Ticket

This is afilm about the theatrical play Boris, Milena, Radko and the four publicly well-known people who produced it—the writer-director Dušan Jovanović, actress Milena Zupančić and two actors Radko Polić and Boris Cavazza. It is a story about a love triangle and in many respects, without any hiding, about the public artistic and private lives of these performers. Following a four month long process from the first rehearsal to opening night as well as the intimate lives of artists at the same time, the film tells a universal story of the relationship between the real and the imagined, a story of the relationship between the intimate and the public aspects of art.


Matjaž Ivanišin

Matjaž Ivanišin was born in 1981 in Maribor, Slovenia. He studied film directing at the Slovene national film school (AGRFT) in Ljubljana. Since his graduation in 2007, he has been working as a freelance filmmaker. Karpotrotter (2013) is an experimental road-movie, homage to the iconic Yugoslav black-wave director Karpo Godina. His first feature length documentary film Playing Men premiered in the competition of FID Marseille in 2017.


Rajko Grlić

Rajko Grlić was born in Zagreb in 1947. He graduated directing at FAMU in Prague. He directed and co-wrote nine fiction features, most of which had international distributions and screened in official competition at various international film festivals. He is the recipient of more than fifty prestigious international awards. He also produced and wrote screenplays for nine fiction features and two TV series. He has received various recognitions for screenwriting, including the UNESCO Award, FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and the Peter Kastner Award. He has also directed three documentary series and several short films. He wrote, directed and produced the CR-ROM project: How To Make Your Movie: An Interactive Film School, which won eight international prizes, such as the Grand Award for Best Multimedia Project at the New York Film Festival in 1998. He teaches at Ohio University in Athens, USA, is the artistic director of Motovun Film Festival and director of the Imaginary Academy in Grožnjan. He directed and co-wrote the following feature films: The Constitution (2016), Just Between Us (2010), Border Post (2006), Josephine (2002), Croatia 2000: Who Wants to Be a President (documentary, co-written with Igor Mirković, 2001), Charuga (1991), That Summer of White Roses (1989), Three For Happiness (1986), In the Jaws of Life (1984), You Love Only Once (1981), Bravo Maestro (1978) and If It Kills Me (1974).

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Croatia, Slovenia

Directed by:
Matjaž Ivanišin, Rajko Grlić

Screenplay by:
Rajko Grlić, Matjaž Ivanišin

Matjaž Ivanišini, Lev Predan Kowarski, Darko Sinko, Rajko Grlić, Marko Brdar, Marko Cafnik, Matjaž Mrak

Edited by:
Matic Drakulić

Drago Ivanuša

Danijel Hočevar, Rajko Grlić

Produced by:
Vertigo, NP7

Festivals & Awards:

Slovenian Film Festival 2017 – Award for Special Achievements
ZagrebDox 2017
Dokufest 2017
Motovun Film Festival 2017
Liburnia Film Festival 2017
Martovski Festival – Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival 2017
Belgrade International Film Festival – FEST 2019


Danijel Hočevar