Do not miss KineDok Online Premiere of Srbenka by Nebojša Slijepčević! The film is part of KineDok 2020 catalogue and available online at KineDok.net from May 11. On May 28, you will have a chance to meet the director during the online Q&A at 7:30 pm (CET).
The film is available in Croatian language with English, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian and Bulgarian subtitles.
In the early 90’s, the new-born state of Croatia was involved in a military conflict with neighbouring Serbia. Criminals used the chaos of war to harass and rob Serbian civilians living in Croatia. One of the innocent victims was a girl living in Zagreb, Aleksandra Zec. She was brutally murdered, alongside her family who were of Serbian descent. The perpetrators were soon found but because of political pressure no one has ever been convicted for the crime.
Quarter-century later, controversial theatre director Oliver Frljić is working on a play about the case. The process brings out the hidden traumas, rehearsals become a collective psychotherapy, and the 12-year old actress Nina feels as if the war had never ended. When director asks her to profess as Serbian in front of the audience, Nina is terrified, and does not know what to do.
The film got numerous awards, including Doc Alliance Selection Award at Cannes Film Festival, Buyens-Chagoll Prize at Visions du Réel and also awards at Sarajevo Film Festival, Astra Film Festival and Crossing Europe.
Director & screenplay: Nebojša Slijepčević
DOP: Bojan Mrdenovic
Editing: Tomislav Stojanovic
Croatia / 2018 / 72 min.