From 18.12. To 23.12.2006.
Controversies by Lordan
Somebody steals Đoni’s gold in the Split Film Club. He just says: „Fuck me for letting myself be brought to this amateur club!”
Professional 35 mm film that is a replica of the film „Portreti u prolazu".
The National Square in Split (Pjaca) from morning until night, from birth to death.
The action takes place on a summer afternoon in a park. A young man, a boy and a sparrow live through a drama because the summer heat makes them commit a pointless crime.
A summer afternoon, heat, love under an olive tree and finally - an explosion of nature and people.
This film belongs to the cycle Art in Yugoslavia. The author shows antique objects and his own view of the fall of the ancient civilization.
The story takes place in Dubrovnik in 1941. The start of war and the power-grab by Ustashas and their allies interrupts the idyllic life of three friends - Croatian Niko, Italian Toni and Jewish Miho. Toni, who is engaged to Niko’s sister Anne, becomes a member of the Black Shirts, while Niko joins the partisans. Anne, in spite of everything marries Toni.
This film was made after Zafranović’s film Okupacija u 26 slika was criticized about the authenticity of some of its subject matter. Witnesses talk about events from the war. This film gives answers to those who question the truth.
Man and the sea in repetition. Time and space limit human freedom until he reaches a state of frenzy and becomes capable of a crime.
A circle closes in space and time.
This movie is a love story without love.
Musicians play a concert on a beach after a night of drinking.
This is an experiment about time and space without time and space.
This film shows the everyday life of a bureaucrat: Instances of rebellion and silence.
A girl and a boy lie in bed and talk trivialities about nature, life and love.
This is the last film about events from the war that Zafranović made for the Split Cinema Club. It is sort of a farewell to his friends. Mistral is the wind that causes nostalgia.
This is a poetic story about Split in the 1970s.
Mate is a worker in a shipyard in Split, having come from the Dalmatian inlands where he still has family. In the big city, he tries to achieve success as a professional boxer. Mate’s younger brother Luka, whose main preoccupation in life is sex, dreams about moving to Germany. He soon starts a relationship with a young girl, Ora, whose only other sexual experience was with her stepfather, whom she believed to be her real father…
The story takes place one Sunday in Split. In the morning, after making love to his girlfriend, a young man meets his friends and they spend the whole day cruising around town. Finally, they hijack a bus and come into conflict with a policeman who tries to stop them…
For his first feature film Zafranović used an idea from his short film Nedjelja.
This is a story about Diocletian’s summer palace and voices of the past.
This is a long history of our country from 1928 to 1948. Tomislav K., an ambitious young Communist, is torn by a conflict between his concept of freedom and ideology, discipline and liquidations undertaken by Communist movement.
Tito is dead and is taken through the city of Zagreb. In this film he is shown alive in the same places that he passes in a coffin.
The film was made on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of ZAVNOH. It tells the story about originators of Croatian independence within Yugoslavia.
One summer afternoon, three old desperadoes One summer afternoon, three old desperadoes violently shatter a pure and innocent love.
This is a film about a great Croatian poet and his home-island of Brač.
This is a comedy that ridicules self-governance in which workers become owners of a luxury hotel on the Adriatic coast.
A German couple invites a young man to join their vacation on the sunny island of Hvar. Soon, the young man forces the older couple to play his game.
Maestro Juti works in a dance school in Split. He is a legendary professor in whose school many generations danced their first waltz.
This film tells the story about the concentration camp run by Ustashas and was made on the 40th anniversary of the inmates’ escape from the camp.
On a Dalmatian island, Partisan commandant Davorin murders his friend and fellow warrior Niko and his mistress, Italian collaborator Krasna. Then he marries the beautiful Veronika, a rich local man’s daughter. Thanks to Davorin’s indifference, after the capitulation of Italy, Nazis, Ustashas and Chetniks arrive to the island…
This is an intimate confession by the author. It is a collage of documentary and fictive snapshots from the past and his films. The author questions whether evil and beauty are determined by nature.
To start a new life somewhere in a secluded lighthouse is possible only until an Angel appears one day.
This is a story about an old and a young man who are brought together by Destiny while on a trip. The old man reminds the young man of his father, the young man reminds the old man of his lost and meaningless youth.
For fifty years a Czech intellectual has lived in a humiliating state of compromise. With the arrival of democracy he hopes to exercise his newly acquired freedom by taking someone’s life.
This is a film in two parts, without any text. This is the last of five films that the director made during his stay in China in 2003. The film is devoted to Shanghai, the cultural and industrial capital of East Asia. Shanghai’s prosperity began in the first few decades of the twentieth century when the biggest world powers identified their interests in this part of the world.
This is an omnibus consisting of three stories, which all deal with deviations of the human psyche. In the story Waltz, we learn about the first sexual experiences of a man who attends a dancing school in Split. In the story Ave Maria a cruel crime destroys a pastoral idyll, and in the story Seas, we meet a family living on an isolated island, who go through an existential crisis that will lead to a murder.