Dražen Žarković

The writer and director of a series of documentary and live action films, the most famous being "Tressette" and "The Mysterious Boy".

Dražen Žarković graduated in film and TV directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He is a freelance artist since 1993. He wrote and directed a number of fiction and documentary projects. He directed three feature narratives: Go, Yellow!, Tressette – A Story of an Island and The Mysterious Boy, TV film New Year’s Robbery and numerous documentaries. He was one of the directors of comedy serials Bitange i princeze, Odmori se, zaslužio si and Stipe u gostima. For his work on film and TV he received a host of merits, including four Oktavijan awards. On the international scene he had most success with Tressette – A Story of an Island, a film screened at a number of festivals and winner of seven international awards.


Imaginary Academy – from Education to Creation

A commissioned film made to celebrate the fifth anniversary of a unique film and educational project: the Imaginary Academy in Grožnjan.


New Year’s Robbery (1997) – TV film
Tressette – A Story of an Island (2006, co-director Pavo Marinković) – feature fiction
Life in the Shadows (2008) – documentary
The Mysterious Boy (2013) – feature fiction