Zvonimir Berković

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  • 2011
  • 58'
  • video
  • color

Most of the footage for this biographical documentary film was shot in February 2009. It examines the life and work of Zvonimir Berković, a distinguished Croatian director and scriptwriter, critic, and notable columnist who also wrote music, film and theatre reviews. Croatian intellectuals, directors, artists and critics – Vinko Brešan, Milena Dravić, Daniel Rafelić, Rajko Grlić, Slavko Goldstein, Hrvoje Hribar, Ana Karić, Nenad Polimac, Alma Prica, Rade Šerbedžija, Ivo Škrabalo, Radojka Tanhofer, Goran Trbuljak and Zdravko Zima – speak about his contribution to Croatian film and culture. Berković himself speaks of his work in an interview made shortly before his early death.

Director
Željko Senečić
Screenplay
Željko Senečić
Cinematography
Boris Krstinić
Editing
Adam Luka Turjak
Producer
Ivan Maloča
Production
Interfilm

Željko Senečić (1933) is an acclaimed Croatian film and television production designer, film director and screenwriter. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 1956 and, subsequently, from the department of stage design at the Academy of Theatre in Zagreb. His career in filmmaking and production design began in the early 1960s. His most memorable films include the Academy Award-winner The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel, 1979; directed by Volker Schlöndorff and partially filmed in Zagreb) and classics of Croatian cinema such as Rondo (1966) and One Song a Day Takes Mischief Away (1970) on which he worked as a production designer. As a painter, he has held over 50 various exhibitions worldwide and in 1984 he won a Grand Prix for painting at the Salon of the Nations in Paris. He directed a series of short and feature live-action films, including Pont Neuf (1997), Delusion (1998), Dubrovnik Twilight (1999), Red and Black (2007) and It Sucks (2010).

Croatian film catalogue

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