Author’s Night: Katarina Zrinka Matijević

A Two Way Mirror

Katarina Zrinka Matijević
Screening time  
07.04. / Thursday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 2  

The breath-taking yet cold mountain landscapes of Lika shown in this poetic documentary intimate one’s state of mind, inner struggles and revelations. While Zrinka films the spectacular and cruel sights of the region, that very same Lika paints the contours of the director herself, as she revisits experiences of her ancestors and her own experiences in a search for the key for accepting her epilepsy and overcoming previous losses.


Katarina Zrinka Matijević

Katarina Zrinka Matijević graduated in 2002 from the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Arts with a degree in Film and TV Directing. She also earned her Philosophy and Comparative Literature degree from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. In addition to writing scripts and directing documentary and feature films, she is a docent at VERN College of Applied Sciences where she teaches Introduction to Documentary Film Directing. Zrinka first gained public attention with her award-winning student film Duel (1998). Her first professional documentary On Cows and Men (2002, co-directed by Nebojša Slijepčević) has been screened at major international festivals such as IDFA, Munich, etc. In 2003, she filmed Peščenopolis. Her documentary A Two Way Mirror (2016) received an Oktavijan Award, and has been screened at a number of prestigious documentary festivals. Her first feature film, The Trampoline, premiered in the summer of 2016. After numerous screenings at international festivals, the film is used to educate staff at clinics for paediatric and adolescent psychology and psychiatry throughout Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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2016, 42'

Directed by:
Katarina Zrinka Matijević

Screenplay by:
Katarina Zrinka Matijević

Vjeran Hrpka

Edited by:
Ana Štulina

Šumovi protiv valova

Nenad Puhovski, Tamara Babun

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

Oktavijan Award: Best Documentary Film (2016)
Nikola Tanhofer Award for Cinematography (2016)
Liburnia FF: Best Cinematography, Best Sound (2016)
Ji.hlava IDFF (2016)
Sarajevo FF (2016)
Split FF (2016)
Festival dei Popoli (2016)
Trieste FF (2017)