A Story from Pula

Although they live right next to Pula's biggest tourist attraction, the people of Mahala, the city's destitute neighborhood, have been forgotten by everybody.

The population of Mahala, a destitute multicultural community only a hundred meters away from the Roman Arena – Pula's landmark – is slowly falling into oblivion. A Story from Pula is an ode of a sort, an ode to the ordinary lives of ordinary people. At the same time it is homage to a city which is irreversibly falling into the post-war depression.

The film was made as part of the documentary film workshop of the Grožnjan Imaginary Academy.


Andrej Korovljev

Director of the brilliant 2000 documentary film ''The Years of Rust'' about the workers of Uljanik Shipyard in Pula who end up victims of unscrupulous Croatian privatization process. In the past years he has been very successful as director of commercial ads and music videos.
Original title: Una Storia Polesana
Year of production: 1999.
Screening time: 28'
Format: Beta SP
Production: Factum
Directed by: Andrej Korovljev
Written by: Andrej Korovljev, Dana Budisavljević
Produced by: Nenad Puhovski
Cinematography by: Jurica Jagetić
Edited by: Dana Budisavljević
Original score: Trijo Porkodijo, Dark Busters
Photographs: Jasna Buić
Sound recordist: Mile Blažević

Festivals & Awards:

Days of Croatian Film 1999; Motovun Film Festival 1999; Trieste International Film Festival - Alpe Adria Cinema 2000