Production year: 1991
Duration: oko 100 minuta
Ivan Livaja is happily married and has a son. One day he finds his father’s diary and learns his father and grandfather’s fate, which his mother has hidden from him for years. Ivo realizes that his grandfather was wrongfully accused of being a member of the Ustasha movement. Because of that, Ivan’s father Lovro went to work abroad, but was killed upon returning to his homeland. Devastated by this injustice, Ivan embarks on a mission to spread the truth and write a book about his family. He becomes obsessed with his mission, neglecting his family…
Filip Šovagović (Ivan Livaja), Alma Prica (his wife), Slavko Juraga (Lovro Livaja, Ivan’s father), Nada Subotić, Semka Sokolović, Ðuro Utješanović, Kruno Šarić, Ivo Gregurević, Ana Karić, Lena Politeo, Božidar Orešković (Tomo Livaja, Ivan’s grandfather)
Country of production:
Republic of Croatia
Lada Kaštelan, Zrinko Ogresta
This debut feature film by Zrinko Ogresta is weighed down by its ambitious attempt to depict the history of Croatians’ suffering in the former Yugoslavia through the lives of three generations of a family. However, the film distinguishes itself by its fresh and interesting narrative construction and visual style. At the first Days of Croatian film, Krhotine won the Oktavijan for Best Feature Film. At the Pula Film Festival, it won the Golden Arena for Best Screenplay. In addition, it was nominated for the Felix (today’s European film award) in the category of Best Young Director.
Other awards: Pula 1992 - Ruža Pazinke to Alma Prica, Zlatna uljanica from the Catholic jury
National award Vladimir Nazor for filmmaking
Plovdiv 1992 - Srebrna škrinja, 2nd award of the jury for the best film
Screening permit: July, 1991
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