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Srbenka

by Nebojša Slijepčević
In early 90’s, a 12-year old Serbian girl was brutally murdered in Zagreb. A quarter-century later, well known director Oliver Frljic is working on a theatre play about the case.
2018  ·  1h12m  ·  Croatia
Croatian, English
English subs
About the Film

In the early 90’s, the new-born state of Croatia was involved in a military conflict with neighbouring Serbia. Criminals used the chaos of war to harass and rob Serbian civilians living in Croatia.

One of the innocent victims was a girl living in Zagreb, Aleksandra Zec. She was brutally murdered, alongside her family who were of Serbian descent. The perpetrators were soon found but because of political pressure no one has ever been convicted for the crime.

Quarter-century later, controversial theatre director Oliver Frljic is working on a play about the case. The process brings out the hidden traumas, rehearsals become a collective psychotherapy, and the 12-year old actress Nina feels as if the war had never ended. When director asks her to profess as Serbian in front of the audience, Nina is terrified, and does not know what to do.

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Festivals and Awards
2018
Doc Alliance, Official Selection
2018
European Film Awards, Official Selection
2018
Visions du Reel, Buyences-Chagoll Award
2018
Motuvin Film Festival, Special Mention
2018
Sarajevo Film Festival, Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary
2018
Sarajevo Film Festival, Audience Award in Documentary Program
2018
Festival International Signes de Nuit, 'Signs' Award
2018
Astra Film Festival, Best Director (Central and Eastern Europe)
2018
Festival dei Popoli, 'The Gaze of the Other' Award
2018
Verzio, Human Rights Film Award
2018
Free Zone, Special Mention (Regional Competition)
2018
Festival Transcinema , Special Jury Mention
In the Press
Review
Director and Scriptwriter
Nebojša Slijepčević
Cinematography
Nebojša Slijepčević
Cinematography
Bojan Mrđenović
Editor
Tomislav Stojanović
Sound Designer
Tihomir Vrbanec
Re-Recording Mixer
Ivan Zelić
Additional Camera
Iva Kraljević
Colourist
Claudiu Doaga
Production Manager
Rea Rajčić
Production Manager
Tibor Keser
Producer
Vanja Jambrović
About the Director

Nebojša Slijepčević

Nebojsa Slijepcevic
Nebojsa Slijepcevic director

Nebojša Slijepčević has directed numerous creative documentaries (Srbenka, Gangster of Love, Something about Life, Real Man’s Film, In 4 Years, Of Cows and People…). His films have been awarded at many international festivals, including four awards at Sarajevo Film Festival. For his TV documentaries he has been three times nominated for Prix Europa Award. His latest documentary feature, Srbenka, was shortlisted for European Film Awards. In 2019, Nebojša has won The Vladimir Nazor Award, an annual award given by the Croatian Ministry of Culture to Croatian artists for highest achievements in film. Nebojša is mentor and lecturer at School of Documentary Film in Zagreb.

 
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