A poetic documentary about the author’s journey along an inner railroad track, the track of her ancestors and her childhood. The winner of the Croatian Oktavijan Award for Best Documentary.
A film about surviving losses. The loss of four unborn children, the loss of health, the loss of inner peace. It follows the author’s personal quest in the Croatian region of Lika, the remote land of her ancestors. There are many tunnels in Lika, and after every dark tunnel, filled with secrets, fear and darkness – all shown in organic, experimental images – a new season of the year awakens. The
images of land and people, captured sounds and the narrator’s voice complete the experience. The director points out: “Every fear comes with the reason. To cure my fears, I merged secret patterns and knowledge of my family with the cycles of nature. Through this collision I revealed what is human in beasts and beastly in humans.”
On Saturday 4 November and Sunday 5 November we will screen two short films before A two way mirror:
Blue Peter (Marko Santic, Croatia/Slovenia, 2016, 14 min)
Confronting, well directed, awarded short film about the clash between the professional duty and the human conscious of a young police officer. Petar is a young police officer. He lives with his parents in a small house. His police job challenges him every day. In one of the evictions during his duty, he oversteps his police authority and tries to protect a senior couple.
Hedgehog's home (Eva Cvijanovic, Canada/Croatia, 2017, 10 min)
Based on a famous children’s poem by Branko Copic, a writer from the former Yugoslavia. The film tells a story of a hedgehog living in a lush and lively forest. He is respected and envied by the other animals. However, hedgehog’s unwavering devotion to his home annoys a quartet of insatiable beasts. Together, they march off towards hedgehog’s home and spark a tense and prickly standoff. A charming stop-motion by Eva Cvijanovic with distinctive directorial approach and the original music score by Darko Rundek. The film has already received a Special Mention at Berlinale, a Special Jury Award at Animafest Zagreb and the Young Audience Award at Annecy 2017 for its mastery animation and beautiful narrative.
- Katarina Zrinka Matijevic