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Director
Ognjen Svilicic

Filmography
Selected
1996 Domina (/short)
1997 Puna kuca/Full House (TV)
2000 Da mi je biti morski pas/Wish I Were a Shark
2002 Ante se vraca kuci/Ante is Coming Home (TV)
2004 Oprosti za kung fu/Sorry for Kung Fu
2007 Armin

Biography
He was born in Split, Croatia in 1971 and studied Film Directing in the Academy of Performing Arts in Zagreb. He has directed three feature films as well as several shorts and TV films. His film Wish I Were a Shark won the Critics Award at the Pula FF. Sorry for Kung Fu has been screened worldwide, while it won the Grand Prix at the Warsaw FF, among others.

Balkan Survey

Armin / Ognjen Svilicic

It’s a very important trip for 45-year-old Ibro and his 14-year-old only son Armin. Coming from a small town in Bosnia, the father takes his son to a film audition in Zagreb.Armin is, of course, very embarrassed by this. Their goal of a movie carrier for Armin seems so close, but the first disappointment comes when the old Bosnian bus breaks down. They arrive too late for the audition. The father convinces the producers to give Armin a second chance. The director is not especially interested in Armin’s talents. Armin becomes more and more disappointed, while the father becomes more impassioned as he fights for his son’s carrier. Finally they get their chance but under the pressure Armin has an epileptic fit. Feeling guilty, Ibro desperately tries to prove they are not losers. In the end they both win something more valuable: love and respect for each other.


Director:Ognjen Svilicic
Script:Ognjen Svilicic
Cinematography:Stanko Herceg
Editing:Vjeran Pavlinic
Sound:Peter Schumacher, Tom Blankenberg
Music:Michael Bauer (Werkstatt Raben), Peter Holzapfel, Georg Karger, Zoran Kesic
Art Direction:Mladen Ozbolt
Costumes:Blanka Budak
With:Emir Hadzihafizbegovic (Ibro), Armin Omerovic (Armin), Marie Bäumer (Gudrun), Jens Münchow (Ulrich), Orhan Güner (Arpad), Barbara Prpic (Martina)
Producer:Damir Teresak, Mirko Galic, Markus Halberschmidt, Marcelo
Production:MaXima Film, Βusse & Halberschmidt, Refresh Production
Production Country:Croatia - Germany - Bosnia & Herzegovina
Format:35mm Color
Duration:82'
Production Year:2007
Screening Schedule
STAVROS TORNES:Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 13:30
STAVROS TORNES:Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 16:15
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