the diary

OF diana b.

A true story about the best of people in the worst of times

a film by DANA BUDISAVLJEVIĆ

ABOUT

feature-length docufiction, 88 min.
Original title: Dnevnik Diane Budisavljević

STORY
Diana Budisavljevic, a distinguished Austrian, leads a comfortable life among the Zagreb upper-middle class. In the fall of 1941 she learns that Jewish and Christian Orthodox women and children are being taken to the Ustasha camps, where they are left to die. Since the Jewish community can only send provisions to Jewish prisoners, the Christian Orthodoxs are left helpless. Taking matters into her own hands, Diana begins organizing a campaign that will have saved more than 10,000 children. Based on her diaries, this captivating true story combines fiction, survivors’ testimonies and rarely seen archives of World War II Croatia and Ustasha camps.

ALMA PRICA as Diana Budisavljević
IGOR SAMOBOR as Julije Budisavljević
ERMIN BRAVO as Kamilo Bresler
ARETA ĆURKOVIĆ as Dragica Habazin
MIRJANA KARANOVIĆ as Mira Kušević
VILIM MATULA as sergeant Hecker
KREŠIMIR MIKIĆ as Robert Stein
JERKO MARČIĆ as Mađer
KRUNOSLAV ŠARIĆ as engineer Vukosavljević
BISERKA IPŠA as Mrs. Džakula
TIHOMIR STANIĆ as Marko Vidaković
IVICA PUCAR as priest
LIVIO BADURINA as the Archbishop
ADRIAN PEZDIRC as an assistent of the Jewish Community 
BORIS OSTAN as Gustav von Koczian
BARBARA PRPIĆ as von Koczian’ wife
URŠA RAUKAR as dressmaker
KATIJA ZUBČIĆ as nameless lady

WITNESSES
MILORAD JANDRIĆ as himself
ZORKA JANJANIN as herself
ŽIVKO ZELENBRZ as himself
NADA VLAISAVLJEVIĆ as herself

Director DANA BUDISAVLJEVIĆ
Screenplay DANA BUDISAVLJEVIĆ, JELENA PALJAN
Cinematography JASENKO RASOL
Editing MARKO FERKOVIĆ
Sound Design JAKOV MUNIŽABA
Music ALEN SINKAUZ, NENEAD SINKAUZ
Costume Design MARTINA FRANIĆ
Art Direction DUŠAN MILAVEC, IVO HUŠNJAK


Producers MILJENKA ČOGELJA, OLINKA VIŠTICA
Co-producers VLADO BULAJIĆ, LIJA POGAČNIK, SNEŽANA VAN HAUWELINGEN

Production HULAHOP (HR)
Co-production DECEMBER (SI), THIS AND THAT PRODUCTIONS (RS)

Support
Hrvatski audiovizualni centar (HAVC), Slovenski filmski centar, Filmski centar Srbije, Viba Film, Grad Zagreb, MEDIA, Eurimages, Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT)


  • Pula Film Festival 2019
    Grand Golden Arena for Best Film
    Golden Arena for Best Directing
    (Dana Budisavljević)
    Golden Arena for Best Music
    (Alen Sinkauz, Nenad Sinkauz)
    Golden Arena for Best Editing
    (Marko Ferković)
    Golden Gate of Pula
    FEDEORA Award for Best Croatian Feature Film
  • Motovun Film Festival 2019
  • Festival of Slovenian Film 2019
  • Vox Feminae Festival 2019
  • FilmFestival Cottbus – Festival of East European Cinema 2019
    Prize for Best Debut Film
  • Vinkovci Film Festival of Actors 2019
    Golden Orion for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Alma Prica) 
  • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival 2019
  • UK Jewish Film Festival 2019
  • Zagreb Film Festival 2019
    Best Film (Program ‘PLUS’)
  • Free Zone Film Festival 2019
    Human Rights Award; Audience Award
  • Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival 2019
    Best Feature Film in International Competition
  • Göteborg Film Festival 2020
  • Oktavijan Award for Best Feature Film 2019

DANA BUDISAVLJEVIĆ 

Dana Budisavljević (Zagreb, 1975) is graduated film editor from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, co-founder and co-director of Hulahop, Croatian producing company that produces and distributes its own line-up and organizes Animafest. Her first feature film The Diary of Diana B. was awarded Golden Arena at the Pula Film Festival making her the first female director to receive main festival award since 1957.

She made her directorial debut with the documentary Straight A’s (Factum, 2004), after which she went on to win wide acclaim with Family Meals (Hulahop, 2012), a documentary about coming out. She has produced the documentary series Slumbering Concrete, directed by Saša Ban, as well as films like I Like That Super Most the Best by Eva Kraljević and Then I See Tanja by Juraj Lerotić. 


FILMOGRAPHY

  • The Diary of Diana B. (2019) – feature-length docufiction
  • Family Meals (2012) – middle-length documentary
  • Adriatic’s Deepest Secrets (2006, 2007) – documentary TV series
  • Straight A’s (2004) – middle-length documentary
  • Almost Equal (2003) – middle-length documentary

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29.2.2020.ČrnomeljKino Črnomeljhttps://www.zik-crnomelj.eu/en/kino/
20.-26.2.2020.MariborMariboxhttps://www.maribox.si/film/dnevnik-diane-budisavljevic
1.3.2020.RadovljicaKino Radovljicahttp://www.ld-radovljica.si/film.html
6.-8.3.2020.Škofja LokaKino Sorahttps://www.kinosora.si
12., 19.3.2020.PtujKino Ptujhttps://www.kinoptuj.si
21.3.2020.Šmarje pri JelšahKino Šmarje pri Jelšahhttp://www.s-je.sik.si/Kino/Dogodki
28.3.2020.19:00VojnićKino Vojnić *GOSTOVANJE
24., 25.3.TrbovljeKino Trbovljehttp://kino.dd-trbovlje.si
2.4.2020.20:00München (14. Balkantage)Carl-Amery-Saal, Gasteighttps://balkantage.org/dnevnik-diane-budisavljevic/

MEDIA

“Priča o Diani Budisavljević, ženi koja je za vrijeme NDH spasila barem sedam tisuća srpske djece, režirana je minimalistički, a glumci igraju diskretno, bez velikih gesti. Posrijedi je samozatajno umjetničko djelo, vrlo blisko onome kakva je bila i sama junakinja filma.”
Nenad Polimac, Jutarnji list

Veličanstvena glumačka izvedba Alme Price
Zrinka Pavlić, tportal.hr

“Pitala sam se zašto ljudi hrle na projekcije, zašto u tišini gledaju mračnu priču i iz kinodvorane izlaze “sretni”? Znam odgovor. Ovaj film nije priča o “ustašama”, ni o nimalo i s pravom u ružnom svjetlu prikazanim “partizanima”, ovo je film o Dobroti.
Vedrana Rudan, Blog

Tihi vrisak protiv fašizma
Marko Njegić, Slobodna Dalmacija

Tračak nade da postoji drugačija, bolja, svjesnija, osjetljivija i odgovornija Hrvatska
Slavenka Drakulić, Jutarnji list

Film koji ne optužuje, nego svjedoči
Miljenko Jergović, Jutarnji list

Nešto najistinitije, najvažnije i najaktualnije što ćete vidjeti unatrag mnogo godina
Ante Tomić, Slobodna Dalmacija

Film koji najoštrije prokazuje ustašku vlast, ali ne štedi ni onu nakon 1945.
Jurica Pavličić, Jutarnji list

Od Diane i Dane treba učiti kako biti čovjek i kad su vremena zla
Siniša Pavić, Novi list

Film koji onemogućava da se i dalje govori o ustaškoj državi kao (i) o ostvarenju stoljetnoga sna hrvatskog naroda
Tomislav Jakić, Novosti

Aleksandar Stanković, HRT 1, Nedjeljom u 2  Puno smo plakali dok smo radili na filmu

Zoran Šprajc, RTL Direkt Sve mogu braniti istinom

Žana Filipović Kovačević, Al Jazeera Balkans Dana Budisavljević govori šta je otkrila za deset godina istraživanja

Domagoj Novokmet, N1 televizija, Newsroom Ljudima je dosta laži i manipulacija

HRT 1, Vijesti iz kulture Netipična heroina 2. svjetskog rata

Anka Bilić Keserović, N1 televizija, Newsroom Uoči Pule

CONTACT

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