Srbenka

 
Im Winter 1991 verteidigt sich Kroatien gegen die von Serbien ausgehende militärische Aggression. Zu den Opfern des Konflikts zählt Aleksandra Zec, eine grausam getötete Jugendliche serbischer Herkunft. Eine Generation später inszeniert Oliver Frljić “den Fall Zec” als Theaterstück mit der 2001 geborenen Serbin Nina in der Hauptrolle. Die Proben werden zu einer kollektiven Psychotherapie. Slijepčevićs Film Srbenka über die Inszenierung befasst sich auch mit einer möglichen Funktion der Kunst: Meter für Meter die Kloake des Hasses trockenlegen, die von den Betreibern der ethnischen Säuberung immer noch gespeist wird. (Emmanuel Chicon, Visions du Reél)

Croatian society has been struggling with the subject matter since the murder of 12-year-old Serbian girl Aleksandra Zec in 1991, at the beginning of the war in Croatia. It has become a symbol of intolerance and ethnic cleansing. Srbenka follows the work on a theater play on the case by famous director Oliver Frljić. This approach allows to explore the story through ideas of creative people, instead of an investigative form featuring interviews with witnesses, sociologists or political figures. Also, it helps to avoid over-the-top sentimentality. Just one crime-scene photo is enough to make any heart sink. (Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa)

Director's Biography
Nebojša Slijepčević
Nebojša Slijepčević was born in 1973 in Zagreb, Croatia. In 2005 he graduated with Film Directing from the Academy of Drama and Art in Zagreb. He directed numerous TV documentaries and series, and award-winning documentaries. His feature-length documentary comedy “Gangster of Love” (2013) was awarded at numerous film festivals in Croatia and abroad. “Srbenka” is his latest work.

Film Selection: Srbenka (2018) - Dragi susjedi (Dear Neighbours, 2017, doc short) - Nešto o životu (Something About Life, 2016, doc short) - Pravda (Justice, 2015, doc short) - Gangster te voli (Gangster of Love, 2013, doc) - Za 4 godine (2007, doc short)
CROSSING EUROPE AWARDS
2019: CROSSING EUROPE Social Awareness Award – Best Documentary
Competition Documentary 2019
Nebojša Slijepčević
Kroatien 2018
color
72 Minuten
Kroatisch
OmeU
Drehbuch Nebojša Slijepčević
Kamera Nebojša Slijepčević, Bojan Mrđenović, Iva Kraljević
Schnitt Tomislav Stojanović
Ton/Sounddesign Tihomir Vrbanac
Mit Vanja Jambrović
Produzent*innen Vanja Jambrović
Produktion
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Weltvertrieb
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Österreichpremiere
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Weltpremiere
Visions du Réel International Film Festival Nyon 2018
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Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Visions du Réel International Film Festival Nyon 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

CROSSING EUROPE Social Awareness Award - Best Documentary 2019 - Special Mention 
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