The Building

Feature documentary / 2021.

DirectorGoran Dević
ScreenplayGoran Dević
ProducerHrvoje Osvadić
ProductionPetnaesta umjetnost
SupportCroatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC)

Synopsis

The film follows the tenants of a building in Sisak’s industrial suburb of Željezara (the rarely used official name is Caprag) during a period in which a large mural of a Croatian street artist appears on one side of the building. All the political changes the area has experienced are outlined in the tenants of the building itself.

Year: 2021. / Format: DCP / Duration: 68′ / color / Orig. Title: Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda

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.