Female directors in Croatian documentary production

Ana's Poems

Vlatka Vorkapić

Ana’s Poems is a story about the folk poet Ana Šebalj from the village of Komletinci near Vinkovci and her best friend Mandica. These two "little girls trapped in the bodies of old women", as they were described by a film critic, in their lonely lives only have each other and the remarkable vitality of spirit.


Vlatka Vorkapić

Vlatka Vorkapić is a screenwriter and director. She graduated in Film and TV Directing from the Academy of Dramatic Arts and comparative literature and Czech language and literature from the Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. She is a member of the Croatian Film Directors’ Guild and Croatian Freelance Artists’ Association. She wrote many fiction, documentary and docu-fiction serials, and made around 30 documentaries, two short fiction films (Driver’s Licence, Absent-minded Window-gazing) and feature fiction film Sonja and the Bull, a huge box-office hit in 2012. The film won the Golden Arena for Best Screenplay at Pula Film Festival. ZagrebDox screened some of her documentary films: Pogačica, ročelica, mendulica (1996), Grandpa, Batek, Granny (1999), The Common People’s Intimacy (2000), Strange People’s Super Power (2002) and Gabriel (2010).  She was a member of the international jury at the 2013 ZagrebDox.

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Anine pjesme

2003, 28'

Directed by:
Vlatka Vorkapić

Screenplay by:
Vlatka Vorkapić, Ljiljana Šišmanović

Karmelo Kursar

Edited by:
Robert Petrinec

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

Croatian Film Days 2003 – Grand Prix, Best Script


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