Sunday, 10 October 2021

“Tereza37” Selected As Croatia’s Oscar Entry

ZAGREB, 10 Oct, 2021 - The Filmmakers Association of Croatia has selected Danilo Šerbedžija's "Tereza37" as Croatia's entry for the 2022 Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category.

Šerbedžija's film was chosen among seven.

This is the third time that one of his films has been selected for the Oscars' Best International Feature Film. He represented Croatia with "72 Days" and Macedonia with "The Liberation of Skopje", which he co-directed with his father, actor Rade Šerbedžija.

"Tereza37", starring Lana Barić, who also wrote the screenplay, is the story of a 37-year-old woman who can't get pregnant, because of which she feels increasing pressure from her community. She starts examining her life up to then, her marriage and family relationships, which results in many unexpected events.

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Sunday, 24 January 2021

Croatian Animated Film Enters Oscar Nomination Race

ZAGREB, 24 January, 2021 - Croatian filmmaker Dalibor Barić has confirmed to Hina that his "Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus" is one of the 27 titles that will be considered for nomination in the Animated Feature category at the 93rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards.

U.S. film portal The Wrap has reported that a week ago, due to the pandemic, it was believed said category would have only 13 competing films but that another 14 were added, including Barić's, which was produced by the Zagreb-based production company Kaos.

"Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus" had its world premiere at Annecy and has participated in many international festivals, the main platform for presenting films in times of a pandemic, including Zagreb, Bogota, Thessaloniki and Seville.

According to the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the film "is a story about Martin, who tried to fight the system but is now on the run, and conceptual artist Sara. Together, they join a revolutionary commune in the countryside, with the police on their trail. Inspector Ambroz knows that asking the right questions is more important than the answers, because maybe none of this is true."

Barić, born in 1974, animated, directed and edited the film, as well as writing the script and the music.