Branka

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  • 5'
  • 2D

This is a film of contrasts: between an idealised theatrical event and routine everyday life, totally uninterested in art and artists; between stage workers in a theatre and passers-by on the streets outside, consumed by the commercialised Christmas atmosphere; and between artistic stage scenery and kitschy shop window displays. Above all, it contrasts the wealth of the town’s shop windows with the poverty of the heroine’s neighbourhood and apartment.

Director
Katja Šimunić, Nikola Šimunić
Screenplay
Katja Šimunić
Animation
Krešimir Pernek
Producer
Vinko Brešan
Production
Zagreb film
Distribution
Zagreb film

Katja Šimunić is a director, choreographer and writer. She graduated in dramaturgy from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. She has directed several plays, created a number of dance shows and is one of the managers of Llinkt! dance project. She has received many awards for her radio and drama scripts. The animated film Sub Rosa was her screenwriting and co-directing debut. Branka is her second film.

Nikola Šimunić graduated from the sculpture department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1987. He works as a sculptor, architect and set designer. He has collaborated on a series of award-winning architectural projects and has created several book covers, as well as many set designs. The animated film Sub Rosa (2004) was his debut as an illustrator, animator and co-director. Branka is his second film.

Croatian film catalogue