Croatian society has been struggling with the subject matter since the murder of 12-year-old Serbian girl Aleksandra Zec in 1991, at the beginning of the war in Croatia. It has become a symbol of intolerance and ethnic cleansing. Srbenka follows the work on a theater play on the case by famous director Oliver Frljić. This approach allows to explore the story through ideas of creative people, instead of an investigative form featuring interviews with witnesses, sociologists or political figures. Also, it helps to avoid over-the-top sentimentality. Just one crime-scene photo is enough to make any heart sink. (Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa)
Nebojša Slijepčević was born in 1973 in Zagreb, Croatia. In 2005 he graduated with Film Directing from the Academy of Drama and Art in Zagreb. He directed numerous TV documentaries and series, and award-winning documentaries. His feature-length documentary comedy “Gangster of Love” (2013) was awarded at numerous film festivals in Croatia and abroad. “Srbenka” is his latest work.
Film Selection: Srbenka (2018) - Dragi susjedi (Dear Neighbours, 2017, doc short) - Nešto o životu (Something About Life, 2016, doc short) - Pravda (Justice, 2015, doc short) - Gangster te voli (Gangster of Love, 2013, doc) - Za 4 godine (2007, doc short)
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Visions du Réel International Film Festival Nyon 2018
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
CROSSING EUROPE Social Awareness Award - Best Documentary 2019 - Special Mention