Occupation, the 27th Picture

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  • CZ, HR
  • 2013
  • 70'
  • HD
  • color
  • Orig. Title: Okupacija, 27. slika

We encounter the controversial Croatian film director Lordan Zafranović in his voluntary exile in Prague. The film follows his rise from a talented outsider to celebrated Yugoslav director of the acclaimed war film, An Occupation in 26 Pictures, presented at Cannes in 1979. His life story is an unconventional depiction of a rise and fall that reveals compromises made in order to survive artistically under communism, as well as the missed opportunities and miscalculations that led to his inability to adapt in later years. Is the charismatic Zafranović a national traitor or a victim of historical circumstances in which the only thing he wanted to do, in his own words, was to be himself and make films?
 

Director
Pavo Marinković
Screenplay
Pavo Marinković
Cinematography
Mario Marko Krce, Aleš Blabolil, Jan Šuster
Editing
Dubravko Slunjski
Music
Hrvoje Crnić Boxer
Sound Design
Ivan Horak
Producers
Julietta Sichel, Pavo Marinković
Production
8 Heads Productions (Czech Republic)
Co-production
Mitropa (HR), Česka televize, Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT)
World Sales
World Sales 8 Heads Productions

Slected Filmography – Pavo Marinković (1967)

  • Love Life of a Gentle Coward (2009) – feature film
  • Tressette – A Story of an Island (2006, codir. Dražen Žarković) – feature film

Croatian film catalogue

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