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Duration in minutes: 52

Format: Digital beta

Director: Branko Istvancic

Producer: Nenad Puhovski

Director of photography: Bojana Burnac, Branko Istvancic

Screenwriter: Miroslav Kirin, Branko Istvancic

Editor: Branko Istvancic

Synopsis: The vital idea behind the film ALBUM is the protagonist’s attempt to re-establish a normal post-war life, searching for family photographs lost in the war on the territory of former Yugoslavia. In this poetic film essay, parts of which were filmed by a Super 8 camera, writer Miroslav Kirin is making an attempt for reconstructing a family album with photos destroyed in the war, as his family was forced to leave their home in occupied Petrinja. After the war he finds unusual ‘compensation’: having returned, instead of his family photographs, he finds an undeveloped negative left by the unknown Serbian family who lived in his house during occupation. Ironically and emotionally, these photos become a part of his family album too.

Year of production: 2011

Financiers: Croatian Audiovisal Centre (HAVC)

Looking for: distribution

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Contact person: Branko Istvancic