Presented by the Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Winner Best Documentary Feature Film Award, Toronto Arthouse Film Festival.
Croatia. Dir. Hrvoje Mabić. 2015, 95 mins. In Croatian with English subtitles. This heart-wrenching documentary chronicles a year in the life of Ana Dragicevic, a young Croatian lesbian dealing with the psychological fallout of the years of gay conversion therapy she was forced to undergo as a teenager. As Ana sets out to build a future with her girlfriend, she struggles to move on from her past, tormented by PTSD and consumed with anger at her parents. Director Hrvoje Mabić relates his subject’s story with evocative, mood-drenched imagery and a surplus of empathy. The result is a powerful portrait of a woman in the process of reconstructing her life.