Slavenka or About the Pain

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  • 2011
  • 76'03"
  • digibeta
  • color
  • Orig. Title: Slavenka ili o boli

Who is the real Slavenka Drakulić? A question so simple it is almost banal – yet the answer is, naturally, infinitely complex! In Slavenka or About the Pain, Petar Krelja uses his subtle, yet simultaneously brave documentary film-editing skills, to create an image of Slavenka that will surprise any viewer: those who only know her from afar, as a public figure, and her closest friends and family who will, when they watch this film, also see her in a completely new light.

Director
Petar Krelja
Screenplay
Petar Krelja
Cinematography
Karmelo Kursar
Editing
Nikola Bišćan
Music
Davor Rocco
Sound Design
Branko Flajpan
Producer
Vera Robić-Škarica
Production
Hrvatski filmski savez (HFS)

Petar Krelja (1940) is one of Croatia’s leading documentary filmmakers, as well as an acclaimed film critic, and a longtime editor of film programme on Channel 1 of Croatian Radio (former Radio-Zagreb). He graduated in world literature from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb and has been engaged in film since the end of the 1960s. In the 1970s he became known as an author of emotionally engaged documentaries on social outsiders, particularly children and young people. Among his feature films the most prominent is Train Southward (1981), a comedy about the life of inhabitants of Novi Zagreb, drawing on the tradition of Krešo Golik.

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