The Flower of Battle

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  • 2011
  • 19'25"
  • 35 mm
  • stop-motion, 3D
  • color
  • latin, italian, croatian
  • Orig. Title: Cvijet bitke

The film explores concepts of civic/individual freedom and its relationship with the conventions of a state/collective through the metaphor of the now extinct art of European combat swordsmanship. The basis for the associative spectrum of the film is provided by one of the remaining manuscripts about combat swordsmanship, the Flos Duellatorum, written by the Italian master of fencing Fiore dei Liberi around 1410.

Director
Simon Bogojević Narath
Screenplay
Simon Bogojević Narath
Animation
Nikola Radović, David Lovrić
Design
Simon Bogojević Narath
Editing
Simon Bogojević Narath
Music
Hrvoje Štefotić
Sound Design
Hrvoje Štefotić
Voices
Zlatko Burić, Romina Vitasović, Vilim Matula, Iva Šulentić
Producer
Vanja Andrijević
Production
Bonobostudio

Simon Bogojević Narath (1968) graduated in 1992 from the Academy of Fine Arts, Painting Department, in Zagreb. He is the author of short experimental and animated films screened at some of the most prestigious film festivals and won numerous awards. He works as art director in Bonobostudio. Since 2004, he has been a member of the core faculty at the Arts Academy, University of Split lecturing on Electronic Animation. He is also a guest lecturer at the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka and the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Department of Animated Film and New Media. His films include Morana (2008), Leviathan (2006), Plasticat (2003), Bardo Thodol (2000) and Hand of the Master (1995).

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