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(E) HERE by Zrinko Ogresta on Denver Film Festival
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  10/21/2004 | Culture And Arts | Unrated
(E) HERE by Zrinko Ogresta on Denver Film Festival


Zrinko Ogresta at The 27th Starz Denver International Film Festival

P l e a s e s h a r e w i t h o t h e r s

Dear Friends,
The 27th Starz Denver International Film Festival takes place October 14 - 24, 2004 at the Starz FilmCenter on the Auraria campus. More than 180 films from around the world will be showcased, including HERE, a film from Croatia.

Since many films sell out early, filmgoers are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Beginning October 1, the public can purchase tickets by phone (1-800-480-8566), at the Starz FilmCenter box office (11 a.m. ­ 9 p.m.), and online at

A comprehensive festival schedule is featured on On October 1, the schedule will be published as a special pull-out section in The Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News. It will also be available at area Blockbuster stores.

Please note that there is no late seating. If you have any questions -- or to order group tickets before September 28 - please contact me at 303-274-4889 or

Barbara Millman,
Community Outreach Coordinator
Denver Film Society

Croatia (2003)
Directed by: Zrinko Ogresta
The grand-prize winner at the 2003 Pula Film Festival, this montage of contemporary Croatia, is dark but poignant. A series of sketches features a dozen characters attempting to find meaning in a war-torn and otherwise desolate country.
The first episode takes place during the war against Serbia in a house where militiamen taunt a crazed vagabond, and even though one soldier comes to the poor man's aid, this same soldier also ends up hurting the man the most. Later, the soldier reappears, wandering aimlessly through his former home, which now is inhabited by his wife and her new husband.
In other stories, a young heroin addict destroys her home while desperately looking for a fix and a television actor gives the bottle his honor and love. The final story portrays the lives of a father and his teenage son, the boy urging the restless but exhausted father to go to bed, the father too lost in the bitterness of the past to sleep.
The six mini-stories are held together by graceful cinematography and a rich, classical music score. A residing image in Here depicts the lights going out in a house while the Croatian national anthem plays in the background, acknowledging both hopelessness and the desire for hope.
Subtitled in English
Saturday, October 16, 3:15 p.m.
Sunday, October 17, 4 p.m.


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