Croatian film wins award in Cannes

The short film "Zvir" (The Beast) by Croatian director Miroslav Sikavica has been given the Illy Award in Cannes in the Directors' Fortnight programme, the Zagreb-based Propeler Film company, which produced the film, said on Monday.

"Zvir" had its premiere on May 19 as part of the Directors’ Fortnight programme (Quinzaine des réalisateurs), which has run parallel to the Cannes Film Festival programme since 1969, presenting new directors and authors with strong, unique poetics, a press release says.

The film gives a realistic story about the complex problem of construction without building permits in a patriarchal society but does so with subtle and concise narration.

The film was produced by Boris T. Matic and Lana Ujdur of  Propeler Film and co-financed by the Croatian Audio Visual Centre.

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