Laboratory - Finished films - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING KOVACEVIC


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 his family, friends, job...everything, with a goal to find out who he really is, where his last name and heritage come from. But will his sacrifice pay off when he finds out that in grandparents birth place almost all share the same last name and that it won’t be a very easy task to find the right Kovačevićs he’s been looking for?

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Director and cinematographer: Anja Strelec 
Cinematographers: Anja Strelec, Iva Marković, Maja Klaić, Gabriel Kovačević
Editors: Anja Strelec, Branko Vilus
Music: Iva Galović, Erol Zejnilović
Mentor: Nebojša Slijepčević
Producers: Vanja Jambrović i Oliver Sertić  
Production company: Restart Laboratorij

Duration: 30'
Year: 2011.
Shooting Format: HDV