The protagonist attempts to re-establish a normal post-war life, searching for family photographs lost in the war on the territory of former Yugoslavia. This poetical documentary pushes the boundaries of the traditional aesthetics and narrative structures of filmmaking.
The vital idea behind the film 'Album' is the protagonist's attempt to re-establish a normal post-war life, searching for family photographs lost in the war on the territory of former Yugoslavia. In this poetic film essay, parts of which were filmed by a Super 8 camera, writer Miroslav Kirin is making an attempt at reconstructing a family album with photos destroyed in the war, when his family was forced to leave their home in occupied Petrinja. After the war he finds unusual 'compensation': having returned, instead of his family photographs, he finds an undeveloped negative left by the unknown Serbian family who lived in his house during occupation. Ironically and emotionally, these photos become a part of his family album.
Croatia, 2011, color, DVCAM / Super 8 mm
Documentary, 52 minutes
director: Branko Istvancic
screenwriters: Branko Istvancic and Miroslav Kirin
director of photography: Bojana Burnac
editing: Branko Istvancic
music composer: Dalibor Grubacevic
producer: Nenad Puhovski