Le Samouraï

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  • 2011
  • 22'
  • digibeta, beta SP
  • color

In the 22 minutes of this unique film experience, shot within the four walls of the apartment of the recently deceased avant-garde artist Tomislav Gotovac, the director endeavours to document a fascinating work of art, and thus pay homage to a great artist and friend. At the same time he also attempts to create another, very different and personal film about an artist in his own intimate space, about the moments in which melancholy, sadness and loneliness float to the surface... This is precisely what the author has attempted to capture in this film, with Tomislav Gotovac and about Tomislav Gotovac.

Director
Ivan Faktor
Screenplay
Ivan Faktor
Cinematography
Vedran Šamanović
Editing
Dubravka Turić
Sound Design
Martin Semenčić
Producer
Vera Robić-Škarica
Production
Hrvatski filmski savez (HFS)

Ivan Faktor (1953) works with experimental film, photography, video and video installations. He began making films in 1975, and started working in video some years later. His career in conceptualist events and exhibitions began in 1979. He has also created film and video performances, mounted installations and taken part in multimedia shows. In 1995, Faktor took part in the 46th Venice Biennale (A Casa / At Home 2), and in 2002, he represented Croatia at the 25th Biennale in São Paolo, Brazil. He has won numerous prizes and awards, including the Grand Prix at the 11th Days of Croatian Film in 2002, the annual Vladimir Nazor Award for film in 2002, and the Grand Prix of the 39th Zagreb Salon in 2005. He is the founder of the Kazamat Gallery in Osijek and was its manager from 2001 to 2004, and has run the Performance Art Festival since 2001. Since 2001 he has been the director of Osijek’s City Galleries.

Croatian film catalogue

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