|SILVIJE PETRANOVIC (known as BARTCH)|
SILVIJE PETRANOVIC , born in 1959, Croatia. Graduated film and TV direction from the Academy for Theater, Film and TV in Zagreb. His film debut was Tv Film :
NOBODY WILL LAUGH / NITKO SE NECE SMIJATI (1985) which was his diploma work. He wrote to Paris to famous Czech disident Milan Kundera. Milan Kundera gave him for free copyright for his novel NOBODY WILL LAUGH. Film was shown on all ex Yugoslavian Tv stations, and director won state award for Cinema.
In 1985 he met in Prague another famous Czech writer Jiri Sotola. Only three years prior to his death, he, personally confined him his copyright for the movie based on his novel "The Society of Jesus". Silvije Petranovic was also a video pioneer (experimental/video art : SEXA 1982 - SC Gallery) and the founder of the first independent cable TV network in Southwestern Europe: DUGAVE PLUS 1988-1989.
Silvije Petranovic is a prominent documentarian, especially noted by his Croatian War documentaries ( Exploits and Fates, After ,1992.), and he was also the producer of the documentary about the Dubrovnik naval blockade run (Dubrovnik Mon Amour, 1992). He was the author of documentaries on art (about the Jewish painters Rafael Talvi - The Island, 2000, Thoma - The Torments, 2001), and also on archeology as a world traveler (Lost Cities in Bible Lands, 2001) - the later was shot on locations in the Middle East.
As Producer , in year 2002 he was with Maydi film & Video in OFFICIAL
COMPETITION of 26 MONTREAL Film Festival, with feature
SERAPHIM,THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S SON.
Using his artistic pseudonym BARTCH, he is also a prominent painter (FORUM Gallery - Zagreb,Croatia, 1999., MUSEUM OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART-Rijeka, Croatia, 2007, MUSEUM MIMARA-Zagreb, Croatia, 2008, Artspace: FLATEURVILLE, Paris, France, 2010 )
THE SOCIETY OF JESUS / DRUZBA ISUSOVA (2004) is his first feature film. Film had World Premiere at 7 SHANGHAI IFF. After that film was sucessfuly screened at SARAJEVO, SAO PAULO,KOLKATA,CAIRO ,WINE COUNTRY , MILL VALLEY and PULA International Film Festivals.
THE BRAVE ADVENTURES OF A LITTLE SHOEMAKER / SEGRT HLAPIC (2013)
On 17th March 2011, Silvije Petranovic started production of the children film SEGRT HLAPIC (THE BRAVE ADVENTURES OF A LITTLE SHOEMAKER), the screenplay is based on the famous children novel by Ivana Brlic Mazuranic. Film was filmed between 07.September and 15. November 2012. Croatian gala premiere was on 05. November 2013. Film was opened on 07. November 2013. in all cinemas in Croatia.
Movie "THE BRAVE ADVENTURES OF A LITTLE SHOEMAKER / SEGRT HLAPIC" achieves most successful opening day figures for a domestic children’s movie , and the second best opening day results of any domestic film since Croatia gained its independence.
NOBODY WILL LAUGH. (TV) (1985) - Tv feature
Awards: State award-Sedam sekretara SKOJ-a,1985.
-EXPLOITS AND FATES , AFTER (1992) - doc.
-RAFAEL TALVI - THE ISLAND (2000) - doc.
-THOMA - THE TORMENTS (2001) - doc.
-LOST CITIES IN BIBLE LANDS (2001) - doc.
THE SOCIETY OF JESUS (THE JESUITS) (2004) feature , (7 SHANGHAI , 10 SARAJEVO, 28 SAO PAULO, 10 KOLKATA, 28 CAIRO, 19 WINE COUNTRY, 28 MILL VALLEY...FILM FESTIVAL)
-A PLACE TO LIVE (2006) -docu. (EAST SILVER 2007)
-THE BALKAN FUND - 48 THESSALONIKI INT. FILM FESTIVAL 2007.(screenplay The Brave Adventures of a Little Shoemaker)
-CRYPTOGRAM -THE BOOK OF TORMENTS (2009) docu. (EAST SILVER 2009) -ONE RABBI IN ZAGREB (2010) docu. (EAST SILVER 2010)
- DUSAN VUKOTIC CROATIAN OSCAR WINNER (2011) docu
THE BRAVE ADVENTURES OF A LITTLE SHOEMAKER / SEGRT HLAPIC (2013) - children feature
-DUBROVNIK MON AMOUR (1992) - docu.
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