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Pinball

Animated Film
Croatia
2012
7 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Vanja Andrijevic
Darko Vidačković
Hrvoje Štefotić
Darko Vidačković
Darko Vidačković
Darko Vidačković
Darko Vidačković
Hrvoje Štefotić
As though in a dynamic pinball game, the trajectory of the ball after launching is undetermined. The player’s actions direct the ball, make sense of its movements, leave their trace, but not in the long run.

The Verdict

Documentary Film
Croatia
2013
11 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Miljenka Čogelja
Đuro Gavran
Pavel Posavec, Nikola Sučević, Tamara Duganđija, Đuro Gavran
Iva Mrkić
Danijel Peić
A man is holding up a banner showing the general, a uniformed man is swinging the Croatian flag, a woman is swaying to music, young people are singing of the beauty of Slavonia and the Dalmatinska Zagora. It’s April 15th, 2011, Zagreb, 16 years after the war. The man on the banner is Ante Gotovina. He is the hero of those who have just stopped singing. Now they are listening to the announcement of the verdict of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Ante Gotovina is on trial. He is accused of having ordered war crimes against the Serbs. The extreme close-ups tell us nothing about the precise location. They merely confront us with the faces of people who back their national hero, wordlessly revealing memories of individual pasts and a piece of Croatian history. It’s highly unlikely that any of the singers on that day expected this history to take an unexpected last-minute turn.

Claudia Lehmann