- Country:Hrvatska, Bosna i Hercegovina
- Director:Kristijan Milić
- Actors:Dragan Despot, Slaven Knezović, Đorđe Kukuljica, Asim Ugljen, Marko Cindrić, Alen Liverić, Armin Omerović, Velibor Topić
The film has a mosaic like structure and tells the story of a post war provincial town as it follows the fate of twenty characters over several autumn days. However, most of the story happens within one day, when cranes are flying over the town, during the time of the Professor's funeral, a character that committed suicide one day prior in a bizarre fashion: he shot himself with a gun used for stunning cattle. Mostly because of this detail, the Professor's fellow citizens each in their own way try to understand the motives of his unusual suicide. By doing so they essentially reveal who they are, and what the town where all this is happening is like, creating a fresco in which the main character is the town itself.
Kristijan Milić (1969) was born in Zagreb and studied film and TV directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He began his directing career in 2000, making TV and music videos. He has directed several short film including Backwoods (1998), Boredom (1998) and Safe House (2002) formed part of the portmanteau feature film 24 Hours, winner of the Best First Film award at the 2002 Pula Film Festival. Five years later, Milić’s first feature film The Living and the Dead (2007) won eight Golden Arenas at Pula Film Festival, as well as seven international awards at film festivals in Belgrade, Tetouan, Lecce, Ljutomer, Durres, Orenburg and Prishtina.
Terrace - Agency for waterways20:30h
Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema, Valpovo culture center, Centar znanja Vinkovci, Vucedol museum are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.