A Two Way Mirror

One woman's journey to self-awareness, self-confidence and maturity.

“A Two Way Mirror” is the author’s personal quest for inner peace, taking place in the Croatian region of Lika, the remote land of her ancestors. There are many tunnels in Lika, and after each dark tunnel, filled with secrets, fear, darkness - all shown in organic, experimental images - a new season of the year awakens. The images of land, the people observed, a well of sounds heard and the guiding voice-over, complete the experience. While the director films amazingly magnetic and gruesomely cruel scenes of Lika, Lika forms an outline of her own self as she revisits experiences of her ancestors and her own experiences in a search for the key to accept her epilepsy and overcome the loss of four pregnancies and love.

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Katarina Zrinka Matijević

Zrinka first drew attention to herself with her brilliant student film ''Duel'' that won awards at relevant national festivals. Her second film, ''On Cows and Men'', co-directed with Nebojša Slijepčević, was shown at IDFA.
Original title: Iza lica zrcala
Year of production: 2016.
Screening time: 42'
Color: color
Format: HD
Production: Factum
Written and directed by: Katarina Zrinka Matijević
Producers: Nenad Puhovski, Tamara Babun
Cinematographer: Vjeran Hrpka
Editor: Ana Štulina
Music by: Šumovi protiv valova
Sound recording: Tomica Mladić, Filip Ledinšćak, Vedran Mažuranić, Ivan Zelić
Sound editor: Vesna Biljan Pušić
Sound design: Ivan Zelić, Vesna Biljan Pušić
Colorist: Darko Kušlan
Additional image processing: Tom Vujnović, Vizje S.F.T.
Production coordinator: Ivan Šmintić
Production assistant: Matija Kosmač
Technical manager: Mario Bandić
Graphic designer: Bruno Razum

Festivals & Awards:

WORKSHOPS / PITCHING FORUMS: ZagrebDox Pro 2013; ExOriente Film 2013; Festival dei Popoli - Doc At Work 2013; Docu Rough Cut Boutique / Sarajevo Film Festival 2014 - Croatian Radiotelevision Award; FESTIVALS: ZagrebDox 2016 - Factumentaries programme; Oktavijan for best documentary film (Croatian Film Days 2016); Sarajevo Film Festival - Competition programme; Liburnia FIlm Festival 2016 - Special Mention of the Jury; Best Cinematography (Vjeran Hrpka); Best Sound Design (Vesna Biljan Pušić, Ivan Zelić); DOKUart Bjelovar; Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival - Between the Seas Competiton; Free Zone Blegrade; Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes - official selection; Festival dei Popoli - International Competition