:Home of the Resistance / Dom Boraca
Croatia, 2018, 49 min
In 1974 communist authorities built the so-called ‘Memorial Home for WWII Resistance Fighters and Youth of Yugoslavia’ in Kumrovec, a tiny rural hometown of the legendary president Marshal Tito. In 1991, when Yugoslavia collapsed 11 years after Tito’s death and the Croatian War of Independence started, the Memorial Home was closed, and it remained closed until today. Several attempts to repurpose the building have failed. Still, some fighters remain.
- Director Bio
- Festivals And Awards
Ivan Ramljak (born 1974) is a film critic, director and independent curator. He currently curates a short film program called Kratki utorak (‘Short Tuesday’) at cinema Tuškanac in Zagreb. So far, he has directed nine short films, four fiction ones in collaboration with Marko Škobalj, four documentaries and an experimental film. His most successful film so far was ‘Kino otok’ (Islands of Forgotten Cinemas) which was screened on more than 25 international festivals, and won 6 awards, including the FIPRESCI prize for Best Eastern European documentary at goEast FF in Wiesbaden. In 2016 he enrolled the master study of documentary directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. ‘Home of the Resistance’ is his first medium length film.
Cinéma du Réel 2018. Croatian Film Days 2018.
Gjure Dezelica 74,
10 000 Zagreb, Croatia