Croatia, 2010, 1h22, HD
New York premiere
A theatre troop from Split goes to New York on September 10, 2001. The troop is composed of a young married couple with their son, two girls and a young man. They are welcomed by their New York producer of Croatian descent and her American husband who works at the World Trade Centre. Suddenly, the troop finds itself in the middle of the September 11, 2001 destruction. Relationships between them change under the influence of the force of the events surrounding them... "On September 11, 2001 I was in New York and I witnessed the terrorist attack and its consequences firsthand. I wanted to put the photographs I then took in the context of a feature-length film. The fiction part of the film is in full format while the documentary part is in split screen. The film tackles the senselessness of destruction, the unbreakable unity of everyone on this planet, as well as our unjust destruction of the animal world to which boy’s fantasy leads us." (Dan Oki)
with: Vanda Boban, Marin Tudor, Lana Hulenic, Marko Petric, Elena Orlic, Luka Jokic Sterle, Sandra Sterle, Brian Willems.
production house: Studio Fugo
DAN OKI (Slobodan Jokić, Zadar, 1965) is an internationally renown media artist for twenty years. As a producer, writer & director he made three feature films: Oxygen4, Performance and The Dark. Teaches as a professor of Film and Media Arts at UMAS in Split and ADU in Zagreb. He has won number of international prizes for his films and media art.
more info: http://www.croartgallery.com/
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