Once Upon a Youth

The power of friendship and alternative culture are the most important values on which Zagreb's youth could build their integrity at the beginning of the millennium in the confused times after the end of the war.

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Trailer

After the bleak limbo of ten years of war, nationalism and economic lethargy, Croatian youth are leaving behind a phase of social and cultural paranoia and, inspired by alternative music, film and the freedom to travel, are trying to find their lost identity. Using intimate interviews, the documentary director composes the life story of his late best friend using only black and white photographs and a few archival video stills he collected between 1996 and 2006. What at first appears as a succession of static visual fragments depicting the fate of one enigmatic man, or at most one friendship, soon emerges as a unique capture of the mundanity of the times and a reminiscence that survives deep in the nature of the then adolescent generation.

Trailer

Original Title:

O Jednoj Mladosti

Direction:

Ivan Ramljak

Duration:

78 mins

Year:

2020

Audio:

Croatian

Country:

Croatia

Producer:

Matej Merlic

Production:

Academy of Dramatic Arts Zagreb

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