Author's Night: Igor Bezinović

An Encounter

Igor Bezinović
Screening time  
31.03. / Friday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 2  

Imagine joint demonstrations of students and farmers! Such an improbable encounter happened on the Feast of Corpus Christi in 2009 on Vukovarska street in Zagreb, when students from Faculty of Social Sciences came to support the farmers’ demonstrations in front of the building of Ministry of Agriculture. In spite of the fact that this event was present in all the media, this film is the only video recording of this unusual one-day encounter of students and farmers. Euphoric student night and sobering farmers’ day; media-conscious activism and heavy machines on the streets; plenary form of organization and quarrelling farmers’ associations – these are just some of the manifestations of this unexpected alliance.


Igor Bezinović

Igor Bezinović is a filmmaker born in Rijeka, which is now part of Croatia, but at that time belonged to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, before that partly the Kingdom of Italy and partly the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (and before that the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes), before that the Free State of Fiume, before that the Italian Regency of Carnaro, before that Austria-Hungary… His films include The Blockade (Oktavijan prize for best Croatian documentary in 2012), Veruda (Oktavijan prize for best Croatian documentary in 2015) and A Brief Excursion (Big Golden Arena prize for best Croatian feature in 2017), along with many shorts of all shapes and sizes. His work has been shown internationally at events including IFF Rotterdam, DOK Leipzig, IDFF Jihlava, CPH:DOX, Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, Venice Biennale of Architecture (with Hrvoslava Brkušić for Pulska grupa), Museum of the Moving Image and the Guanajuato IFF. He graduated in film directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb and in Philosophy, Sociology and Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. He is a member of The Croatian Film Directors’ Guild and the judo club Black Belt.

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2019, 25'

Directed by:
Igor Bezinović

Igor Bezinović

Edited by:
Iva Mrkić

Dario Plevnik, Najbolji hrvatski tamburaši

Oliver Sertić

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

Human Rights FF (2009), IFF Rotterdam (2010), Days of Croatian Cinema (2010), Cinema City (2010), Golden Beggar Festival (2010), Motovun FF (2010), Liburnia FF (2010), Agrofilm (2010), Tabor FF (2010), Cinedays (2010), Pančevo FF (2016)