Album

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  • 2011
  • 50'
  • digibeta, beta SP
  • color

The idea behind the film Album is the protagonist’s attempt to re-establish a normal post-war life, searching for family photographs lost during the war on the territory of former Yugoslavia. In this film essay, the writer Miroslav Kirin attempts to reconstruct a family album of photos destroyed in the war, when his family was forced to leave their home in occupied Petrinja. After the war he finds unusual ‘compensation’: having returned to Petrinja, instead of his own family’s photographs, he finds an undeveloped negative left behind by the unknown Serbian family who lived in his house during the occupation.

Director
Branko Ištvančić
Screenplay
Branko Ištvančić, Miroslav Kirin
Cinematography
Bojana Burnać
Editing
Branko Ištvančić
Music
Dalibor Grubačević
Sound Design
Pere Ištvančić
Producer
Nenad Puhovski
Production
Factum

Branko Ištvančić (1967) graduated in film and TV directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb in 1999. Deeply rooted in the Croatian documentary tradition, Ištvančić pays special attention to the humane, but also uses humour in the treatment of his subjects. His documentaries include the award-winning short film Wellman (2003) and the critically acclaimed The Cormorant Scarecrow (1998). His first feature film The Ghost in the Swamp (2006) was Croatia’s second-highest grossing film at the box office in 2006 and marked the resurgence of interest in home-produced feature films for children. His short film Recycling (2009) was part of the Zagreb Stories omnibus.

Croatian film catalogue

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