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A WONDERFUL NIGHT IN SPLIT (Ta Divna Splitska Noc)

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A WONDERFUL NIGHT IN SPLIT (Ta Divna Splitska Noc)

Director: Arsen Anton Ostojic
Croatia   |   2004   |   100 minutes
Croatian, with subtitles in English
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FILM INFORMATION

Croatia’s official submission to the 2005 Academy Awards

Synopsis The setting is a ghetto in the medieval city of Split, where several stories unfold between ten o'clock and midnight on New Year's Eve. While crowds gather in the old square to listen to a rock concert, three American sailors wander the streets and alleys looking for a prostitute and a drug pusher double-crosses his dealer. A widow and her grieving child, and an addict desperate for a fix, are pulled into a scheme to ship heroin to Munich, and a young couple plots a rendezvous before midnight. Lives are unraveled on this "wonderful night," amid fireworks and the countdown to midnight.

About the Director Arsen Anton Ostojic studied film directing at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Croatia, and earned an MFA in filmmaking at New York University. He worked on about twenty feature films in Europe and in the United States as an assistant director, production manager or line producer, and produced numerous shorts and documentaries. He is currently teaching production at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb, following several teaching assignments in New York City and in Salzburg, Austria. A Wonderful Night in Split is his first feature film.

Available Screening Formats 35mm, DVD. Digibeta available upon request

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Featured in the Global Lens 2007 film series.




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CAST

Singer - Dino Dvornik
Blacky - Marinko Prga
Nick - Mladen Vulic
Maja - Marija Skaricic
Luke - Vicko Bilandzic
Franky - Coolio
Maria - Nives Ivankovicr
Angela - Ivana Roscic

CREW

Director- Arsen Anton Ostojic
Writer- Arsen Anton Ostojic
Producer- Jozo Patljak
Cinematographer- Mirko Pivcevic
Editor- Dubravko Slunjski
Music- Mate Matisic
REVIEWS

"A Wonderful Night in Split is, in my opinion, the best domestic movie shot since Croatia became an independent country in the early 90s." –Hollywood Magazine

“This creation should be watched and remembered. It is art in its highest form, bordering on genius." –Hollywood Magazine

“This is a true gem of moviemaking, a perfectly orchestrated story concentrated on the fates of a number of protagonists..." –Hollywood Magazine

"Ostojic’s movie is superior in all respects – direction, screenplay, concept and technical workmanship. More importantly, this motion picture is also superior in frame of mind." –Hollywood Magazine

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

2006
Best Narrative Feature; Best Director; Best Cinematography, RIVERRUN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
MONS INTERNATIONAL LOVE FILM FESTIVAL
PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
MITTELMEERFILMTAGE MUNCHEN

2005
Best Scripted Film, FILM AND ART FESTIVAL IN TORUN
Best Director, 3rd QUEENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Special Jury Mention, 27th FESTIVAL OF MEDITERRANEAN FILMS
Audience Award, PECS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Grand Prix for Best Film; Critics Award for Best Film; Best Cinematography, BLACK SEA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

2004
Critics Award, BELGRADE FILM FESTIVAL OF CREATIVE FILMS
Special Prize, Outstanding Artistic Contribution, COTTBUS FILM FESTIVAL
Special Jury Prize, Best Actress, SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL
Gold Arena for Cinematography; Gold Arena for Editing; Critics Award for Best Film; Award for Best First Film, PULA FILM FESTIVAL

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