Together

What is it that keeps people together? The protagonists' answers to this question underpin the film's story – a story about this undeterminable and often illogical desire to stay together despite of all.

Director Nenad Puhovski explores the ups and downs of relationships as seen through the eyes of the protagonists of this documentary. Together is a film about relationships which are not all roses. Instead, Puhovski presents five real-life stories of people struggling against loneliness and trying, with more or less success, to spend their life together with someone special.

Marija was married to her husband for almost forty years. Now that he is gone, she realizes just how important he was to her. Vlado and Marija are an intellectually and mentally challenged couple who has to work through their problems as a couple in addition to their difficulties with the world around them. Hrvoje is confined to a wheelchair but is still looking for the woman of his dreams, a search that has become increasingly frustrating for him. Milka and Ratka are a lesbian couple who care for one another deeply but have to contend with a world that discriminates against them. Krešo and Branka, on the other hand, have to contend with severe poverty in addition to troubles in their relationship.

As Puhovski studies his subjects, he delivers a close-up look at the hard work that goes into keeping two people together, and reveals that sometime having a lover does not make someone any less lonely.

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Nenad Puhovski

Nenad Puhovski has made more than 250 theatrical, film and TV productions. He has also produced more than 60 documentary films. He is the founder of the independent documentary production company FACTUM and ZagrebDox documentary film festival.
Original title: Zajedno
Year of production: 2009.
Screening time: 87'
Format: DigiBeta
Production: Factum
Co-producer: Zagreb film
Co-financiers: Jan Vrijman Fund; Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia; Croatian Audiovisual Centre; Zagreb City Office for Education, Culture and Sports
Written and directed by: Nenad Puhovski
Produced by: Nenad Puhovski
Cinematographer: Josip Ivančić
Edited by: Vesna Biljan - Pušić
Original score: Dalibor Grubačević
Additional cinematography by: Silvestar Kolbas i Tamara Cesarec
Sound recording: Mile Blažević, Nenad Puhovski i Tonči Tafra
Sound editing: Iva Blašković
Sound dubbing: Gordan Fučkar
Color proofing: Goran Rukavina, Studio Guberović
Production assistant: Vanja Daskalović
Assistant editor: Ina Kovačec
Researchers: Željka Kovačević, Martina Globočnik

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA 2009, Amsterdam; Days of Croatian Film 2010 – Best Original Score Award; FICCMEXICO 2010, Mexico City; Golden Apricot 2010, Yerevan; Documentarist, Istanbul 2010; Beldocs, Belgrade, 2010; DokuFest 2010, Prizren; Sarajevo Film Festival 2010; Vivisect 2010, Novi Sad; Mediterranean Film Festival 2010, Split; Kragujevac Documentary Film Review 2010; DokuArt 2010, Bjelovar; ZagrebDox 2010; Balkan Film Festival 2012, Munich; Oko na Bałkany festival 2013, Warsaw

Together - Hrvoje having coffee with his friends

Author: Dalibor Grubačević

Together - Opening theme

Author: Dalibor Grubačević

Together - Closing theme

Author: Dalibor Grubačević

Together - Ratka is Leaving

Author: Dalibor Grubačević

Together - Riding Bicycles

Author: Dalibor Grubačević
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Together - Closing theme

Author: Dalibor Grubačević