In the Name of the Republic of Croatia

Documentary mid-length / 2019.

DirectorGoran Dević
ScreenplayGoran Dević
CinematographyLuka Matić
EditingVanja Siruček
Sound designMartin Semenčić
ProducerHrvoje Osvadić
ProductionPetnaesta umjetnost
DistributionPetnaesta umjetnost
SupportHrvatski audiovizualni centar (HAVC), Grad Zagreb

Synopsis

When Marko attempts to present a radical political programme, his activism clashes with the harsh reality, whereby he is deprived of his freedom and forced into a mental institution. When he is finally declared healthy and released, he avoids politics at all costs. He has been successfully cured.

Year: / 2019 / Format: DCP / Duration: 34′ / color / Orig. Title: U ime Republike Hrvatske

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. 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, 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;

Retrospectives of his documentaries were screened at Arsenal Berlin, Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz.

Festivals and Awards

  • ZagrebDox 2019 – Special Mention in Regional Competition
  • International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2019
  • Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival 2019 – Best Short Film Award
  • Documentary Film Festival Fibula 2019 –Best Film
  • Mediterranean Film Festival Split 2020
  • Liburnia Film Festival 2020