Laboratory - Finished films

DRAGON WOMAN

Blokada

2016., short documentary, director: Ivana Sansević, 33 min. 

“Dragon Woman” is a story about three girls who struggled with anorexia and bulimia for years. In the process of searching for themselves, they went through a difficult experience of eating disorders. This is also a story about the girl who felt guilty for many years because she didn't help her sister when she needed it the most. 

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ARTIST ON VACATION

Blokada

2015, short documentary, 30', directors: Sandra Bastašić, Damian Nenadić

What happens when 11 world-renowned avant-garde artists are invited to a luxurious resort in the Adriatic where they can do nothing but rest? Attila Csernik (Serbia), Radomir Damnjanović Damnjan (Serbia), Željko Kipke (Croatia), Ivan Kožarić (Croatia), Vlado Martek (Croatia), Era Milivojević (Serbia), Romelo Pervolovici (Romania), Pinczehely Sandor (Hungary), Balint Szombathy (Hun...

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ANA SQUARE

Blokada

2015., short documentary, director: Jelena Novaković

For already 40 years, without a single day of rest, Ana has been coming in front of the city church to sell the religious calendars and rosaries; in sun, in snow, in rain, on Sundays and holidays. She is receiving a regular pension and she doesn't belong to the lowest stratum of society, but she has other motives. Only five meters away, Zorka, her immediate competitor, has placed her boo...

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SOME THINGS SHOULDN'T BE HIDDEN

Blokada

2014., short documentary, director: Lidija Špegar, 30 min.

The film follows Nives Jagodić in her research about her grandfather Dr. Joza Jagodić, doctor in Bjelovar's general hospital, who posthumously got the acknowledgement ‘’Righteous among the Nations’’. Through her travels and conversation with the man whose life was saved by Dr. Joza Jagodić, we will find how much he risked throughout the whole WW2 in order to save ...

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THE LAST RAFTER

Blokada

2014, short documentary, director: Drago Toroman, 18 min.

The film follows the last log floater on the river Tara in Montenegro, wild and very dangerous river. He is the descendant of Pendek family, the once famous family of log floaters and ‘’Triftars’’ from Bastas in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On Splavište, Fikret has a log made of wooden trunks, weighing several tons. Together with around ...

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HOME IS WHERE MY AGE IS

Blokada

2013, short documentary, directors: Anja Strelec and Tomislava Jukić, 22 min. 

Three life backgrounds and three different ways of thinking related to one story. This film shows how entirely different people: a poet, a former headmistress of the home for elderly people and a married couple end up in the same place, in one Home for elderly people, where they are doomed to wait for their death. This documentary scratches under the dull surface of third age people, reveals...

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LOVE THY NEIGHBOR

Blokada

2013, short documentary, director: Darovan Tušek, 20 min. 

"Love Thy Neighbor" is a short documentary portrait of a 51 year old man who lives near Sinj in Dalmatian hinterland. It's also a film about film, or more exactly, about the process of making a documentary film, in which the author and the protagonist fight for control over the story and content. It's not important who the winner of this battle is, because their joint effor...

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SELF GOVERNED FILM

Blokada

2012, short documentary, director: Igor Bezinović, 8 min. 

In June 2011 we asked the workers of the "Mali Losinj" shipyard in Croatia to film their everyday life during two weeks. Regarding the debate about shipbuilding as a Croatian strategic national industry, we edited the workers' footage in an eight minute participative film named "Self-Governed Film". Film is produced by Skver Art Festi...

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BY NIGHT

Blokada

2012., short experimental documentary, director: Lucija Bušić

By night... shift, story, street. Experimental documentary short film about Zagreb's street washers in the form of the dense photo essay (887 photographs) which uses technique of stop animation to achieve temporal sequence. 
Zagreb's ''sprayers'' are shown in two characteristic areas: conspicuously empty city, and quietly full...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING KOVACEVIC

Blokada

2011., short documentary, director: Anja Strelec, 30 min.

The main protagonist of this documentary is a young Argentinean with Croatian roots who, from early childhood, indentifies himself with the Croatian identity of his grandparents and through his parents’ different stories, lives “the Croatian dream”. Selling a car to buy a plane ticket, he decides to take a trip 12,000 kilometers long, leaving hi...

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BOJAN

Blokada

2010., short documentary, director: Đuro Gavran, 13 min.

Matija and Bojan grew up together. Their friendship ended abruptly when Bojan and his family left the flat where they had been living until then. They left overnight and without a goodbye.  It was the beginning of 1990s, and they were ''politically unsuitable''. They had the wrong ethnicity.  Matija was too young to understand the war si...

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PRESIDENTIAL TRAIN

Blokada

2009., short documentary, director: Branko Vilus, 14 min.

Film "President Train" was shot in a train between Zagreb and Ploče. Although it connects two cities in Croatia, this train route goes through almost whole Bosnia and Herzegovina. The train passes through Banja Luka, Sarajevo and Mostar, re-connecting the nations which were separated by the war. Probably like nowhere else in Bosnia, Bosnians, Croatians ...

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