SPECIAL SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION:
POST-YUGOSLAV CINEMA, CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES AND CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES
In this special screening and panel discussion, BHFF will show Branko Ištvančić’s documentary essay Album, followed by a round table discussion about some of the most burning issues concerning regional film industry today. Some of the topics to be addressed include the role of post-conflict cinema in coming to terms with the trauma of war, the dynamics of regional co-productions, as well as how the current social and economic precarity, ushered in by neoliberalism, impacts both film production and the themes that regional films address. Panelists include distinguished actress Mirjana Karanović, photographer Ron Haviv, curator Ana Janevski, as well as film and media scholars Aleksandar Bošković, Amir Husak and Dijana Jelača.
April 12, 2017 | 6:15 PM
Anthology Film Archives
photo courtesy of Ron Haviv/VI Agency
Original Title: Album
Year: 2011, digitally remastered in 2016
Length: 52 minutes
Language: Bosnian, Croatian
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia
Film Category: Feature Documentary
Cast & Credits
Director: Branko Ištvančić
Screenwriter: Branko Ištvančić, Miroslav Kirin
Producer: Nenad Puhovski
Editor: Branko Ištvančić
Director of Photography: Bojana Burnac, Branko Ištvančić
Sound Designer: Pere Ištvanić
Produced by: Factum
Miroslav Kirin tries to put his life back together after the wars of the 1990s. Along his journey he comes across photos of the Serbian family that occupied his family home, and comes to view their experiences and lives as part of his own family’s album. Shot in part on a Super 8 camera, Album is innovative in its storytelling, employing unique aesthetic techniques to weave its narrative. The film examines the Bosnian and Croatian wars on a human level, examining the costs of the conflict in terms of the personal photographs that have been destroyed and those that remain.
Branko Ištvančić was born in 1967 into a Croatian minority family in Subotica (north of the today's Vojvodina in Serbia). He earned a degree in film and TV direction in 1999 at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb (Croatia). He has continuously been involved with documentary films and has received Croatian as well as international awards for his work, the Grand Prix at the Croatian Short and Documentary Film Festival, "Oktavijan" for the best Croatian documentary, and "Zlatna Uljanica" Golden Oil-lamp award being among them.