The Doors Art Foundation
Upcoming film screenings at the Two Boots Pioneer Theater
every first Thursday of the month
Thursday, December 1, 2005 @ 7PM
2003, Interfilm, 35mm, Croatia 90 MIN
Director: Zrinko Ogresta
Cast: Zlatko Crnkovic, Ivo Gregurevic, Marija Tadic, Jasmin Telalovic,
Ivan Herceg, Nikola Ivosevic
Croatian (English subtitles)
Two Boots Pioneer Theater
is located at:
155 East 3rd Street (at Avenue A) / NYC / (212) 591-0434
Tickets: $9.00 adults, $6.50 members
Seating is limited so we encourage you to buy your tickets in advance.
The Doors Art Foundation is proud to present monthly screenings featuring a selection of films from the Croatian cinema of the last decade. This unique project is a result of a creative collaboration between The Doors Art Foundation, the Croatian film critic Jurica Pavicic and the featured Croatian filmmakers.
The Balkan conflict and its legacy continue to make their mark on the contemporary Croatian cinema. A success with the audiences and the critics, Zrinko Ogresta's Here (Tu) makes no attempt to find heroes or apportion blame. It opens with the story of a mentally disabled man in a village recently devastated by civil war. What follows are five loosely linked portraits from contemporary life: a young female drug addict, a lonely retired man who is deluded into accepting a young neighbor's offer of a date, a television actor who has become an alcoholic, and two soldiers who have been traumatized by war. The stories present situations in which the characters find themselves at odds with an apparently normal world, living essentially private lives and unable to establish relationships. There is a no narrative resolution although the film ends with the ironic use of the national anthem before the camera retreats through a tunnel similar to that with which the film begins. The war frames and inflects a sympathetic and humane portrait of everyday life that recognizes how all generations of the Croatian society have been permanently marked by the horrors of the recent war.
Denver International Film Festival
2004 Best European Film
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
2004 Special Prize of the Jury
Milan Film Festival
2004 Best Feature Film
Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival
2004 Critics Award /Features
Pula Film Festival Best Film
2003 Big Golden Arena /National Competition
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