BETWEEN BOUNDARIES: A Collection of Short Films by Igor Drljaca - at The Royal
In preparation for the International premiere of KRIVINA at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and its simultaneous Toronto release on January 25th at the Royal, Igor Drljača’s acclaimed and award-winning shorts will play together for the first time. Navigating the boundaries between fiction and documentary forms, they experiment with both formal and dramatic elements, combine professional actors and non-actors, and use a variety of production techniques.
THE BATTERY-POWERED DUCKLING
2006 / 15 minutes / English
In a world where a pandemic is threatening the livelihood of its citizens, Will dreams of leaving the Zone and winning his way into the “Quarantine.” Beneath that dream lies a tragic past, of a lost runaway brother, and a lost childhood.
MOBILE DREAMS (Moblini Snovi)
2008 / 10 minutes / Serbo-Croatian (English subtitles)
An elderly couple begin to lose their bond as the monotony of their lives erodes their ability to communicate.
ON A LONELY DRIVE
2009 / 7 minutes / English
As a couple argues, their young son goes outside to drown them out. When the father takes off in his car in an attempt to calm down, he is unaware that his leisurely drive might have tragic consequences.
WOMAN IN PURPLE (Žena u Ljubičastom)
2010 / 14 minutes / Serbo-Croatian (English subtitles)
Mirza, a young Sarajevo orphan, earns easy money by assisting a local drug dealer. Dispatched on a job one day, a chance encounter makes him painfully aware of his despicable role – but equally of the possibility of changing things for the better.
THE FUSE: OR HOW I BURNED SIMON BOLIVAR (Kako Sam Zapalio Simona Bolivara)
2011 / 9 minutes / Serbo-Croatian (English subtitles)
Using personal home video footage, this documentary follows how a young boy’s attempts to avoid a poor mark on a school assignment in 1990’s Sarajevo, may have contributed to a civil war.
These films have screened at numerous film festivals, including:
TORONTO, TELLURIDE, SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST, MELBOURNE, TIFF CANADA’S TOP TEN, VANCOUVER, PALM SPRINGS SHORTFEST, TAMPERE, SARAJEVO, MONTREAL, LOS ANGELES, ERA NEW HORIZONS, RIO DE JANAIRO, CINEMA DU REEL