Regional Competition

The Building

Goran Dević
Screening time  
07.04. / Thursday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 3 Ticket
08.04. / Friday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 5 Ticket

On the tenth anniversary of the introduction of workers’ management, the Sisak Iron Mill, one of the largest industrial plants in former Yugoslavia, built an "ideal" settlement for their workers who had thus far lived in huts around the factory. A town was erected around the plant. Sixty years later the building planned as an architecturally contemporary centre of the neighbourhood found itself in a renamed street: Croatian National Revival. The film follows a week in the building’s everyday life. On its grey façade the residents follow a colourful artistic mural being made. At the same time people who grew up here slowly start to leave the building and the neighbourhood, for their age or economic reasons, and some new, unexpected tenants move in at number 2.


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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Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda

2022, 68'

Directed by:
Goran Dević

Screenplay by:
Goran Dević

Damian Nenadić, Jurica Marković

Edited by:
Jan Klemsche

Hrvoje Osvadić

Produced by:
Petnaesta umjetnost

Festivals & Awards:

Petnaesta umjetnost
Hrvoje Osvadić