Kosinj Valley

Feature-length documentary / 2024.

DirectorGoran Dević
ScreenplayGoran Dević
ProducerHrvoje Osvadić
CinematographerDamian Nenadić
SupportCroatian Audiovisual Centre HAVC - Project development


The film “Kosinjska dolina” follows the lives of the inhabitants of Gornji Kosinj and Mlakva, two villages that will, according to the Hydroelectric power plant KOSINJ project, be submerged by a reservoir no later than 2028. Since the 1960s, the residents of this region have been living under the pressure of possible relocation, and the place where once more than a thousand people lived has dwindled to barely 150 people who reside there permanently. The place, reconciled with its fate, changes with the arrival of an unusual parish priest who has given new energy to the locals who oppose the flooding.

Year: 2024. / Format: DCP  / Color

About director:

Goran Dević

was born in Sisak, Croatia, in 1971. He studied law, archaeology and film art at Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb, Croatia. His filmography includes several documentaries and short films; He is the co-founder of 15th Art Production (Petnaesta umjetnost) – a film production company. Teaches documentary film at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is the author of award-winning documentary films: On The Water (2018), The Steel Mill Café (2017), 65+ (2016), Two Furnaces for Udarnik Josip Trojko (2012), Don Juan: Excuse Me, Miss (2010), The Flood (2010), Happy Land (2009), Three (2008), I Have Nothing Nice to Say to You (2005), Imported Crows (2004) and others. Film The Blacks (2009), which he codirected with Zvonimir Jurić, was his feature film debut also woon grand prix Ljubljana Film Festival Slovenia 2009; grand prix Festival autorskog filma Serbia 2009; FIPRESCI award Cottbus Film Festival Germany 2009; special award for directing Cottbus Film Festival Germany 2009; Golden Arena for directing Pula Film Festival Croatia 2009; Golden Arena for best supporting role Pula Film Festival Croatia 2009; Golden Arena for sound design Pula Film Festival Croatia 2009;
Retrospectives of his documentaries were screened at Arsenal Berlin, Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz