The Blockade


About film

Director and scriptwriter: Igor Bezinović
DOP: Đuro Gavran, Eva Kraljević, Igor Bezinović, Haris Berbić
Editors: Hrvoslava Brkušić, Maida Srabović, Miro Manojlović
Sound designers and mixers: Vlada Božić, Milan Čekić
Graphics: Hrvoje Štefan

Producers: Oliver Sertić, Nenad Puhovski
Executive producers: Vanja Jambrović, Vanja Daskalović
Production: Restart (HR) & Factum (HR)

Language: Croatian


The film was screened in the framework of Cinema Politica network in Canada and Sweden. 

The film had theatrical distribution in Croatia (by Restart Label) and Slovenia (distributed by Demiurg).
Screened at more than 80 independent events in Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, italy, Moldova, Romania, Lithuania, USA, Canada, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium, Turkey, Luxemburg, India, Albania, Germany, Bulgaria and Czech Republic. Complete list available HERE.

Broadcasted on the Croatian public TV – HRT and Cable channels Klasik TV and Feelmax YU.



Igor Bezinović is a filmmaker born in Rijeka, which is now part of Croatia, but at that time belonged to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, before that partly the Kingdom of Italy and partly the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (and before that the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes), before that the Free State of Fiume, before that the Italian Regency of Carnaro, before that Austria-Hungary… His films include The Blockade (Oktavijan prize for best Croatian documentary in 2012), Veruda (Oktavijan prize for best Croatian documentary in 2015) and A Brief Excursion (Big Golden Arena prize for best Croatian feature in 2017), along with many shorts of all shapes and sizes. His work has been shown internationally at events including IFF Rotterdam, DOK Leipzig, IDFF Jihlava, CPH:DOX, Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, Venice Biennale of Architecture (with Hrvoslava Brkušić for Pulska grupa), Museum of the Moving Image, Viennale and the Guanajuato IFF. He graduated in film directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb and in Philosophy, Sociology and Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. He is a member of The Croatian Film Directors’ Guild and the judo club Black Belt. 


The Blockade

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