Far from high politics and ideologies, geographically and metaphorically, the local politicians of the village of Đulovac in Western Slavonia are forced to develop their own strategy to establish communication between native Croats, native Serb returnees and Croat settlers from Kosovo after the war.
With lots of humor and using cinéma vérité approach, Life in Fresh Air explores the general mood of local population in the times when honesty and honor were losing its relevance. Can the wounds caused by the war be healed or will they exacerbate the conflict? Is there a chance for peaceful coexistence after the war? Instead of offering direct answers, the film poses the questions crucial for the continuation of life in the territories of former Yugoslavia.
|Original title:||Život na svježem zraku|
|Year of production:||2001.|
|Format:||DVCam, Beta SP|
|Co-financiers:||Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Jan Vrijman Fund|
|Directed by:||Danko Volarić|
|Produced by:||Nenad Puhovski|
|Written by:||Nataša Kraljević|
|Cinematography by:||Silvestar Kolbas|
|Edited by:||Staša Čelan|
|Sound recordist:||Zdravko Dukić|
|Sound dubbing:||Mladen Škalec, Tomislav Hleb|
|Production assistant:||Dana Budisavljević|
Festivals & Awards:
Days of Croatian Film 2002 – Best Directing Award; Astra Film Festival, Special Mention of the Jury; Balkan Black Box 2003, Berlin; IDFA 2002 (Jan Vrijman Selection); Palić International Film Festival, 2002; Off Dialogue Through Film On The Road Film Festival 2002; Verzio FF, 2005; ZagrebDox 2007.