THE DIARY OF DIANA B.

THE DIARY OF DIANA B.

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SYNOPSIS

DOCUFICTION / 88 min / Hulahop with December film and This and That productions

Deeply troubled by the persecution of innocent mothers and children in Nazi-occupied Croatia, Diana, a distinguished Austrian, undertakes what is to become one of the largest rescue campaigns of World War II - one that saved 10,000 children from certain death. Eighty years later, few survivors return to the ruins of former camps only to find out that they owe their lives to the determination of one woman. Through its fragmentary structure, an amalgam of archival footage, survivors’ accounts, and scenes depicted by Diana in her diary entries, the film attempts to create a cinematic encounter between those the history has unjustly torn asunder: a selfless woman and the children she had saved.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS 

PULA FILM FESTIVAL 2019
Grand Golden Arena for Best Film
Golden Arena for Best Directing (Dana Budisavljević)
Golden Arena for Best Music (Alen Sinkauz, Nenad Sinkauz)
Golden Arena for Best Editing (Marko Ferković)
Golden Gate of Pula
FEDEORA Award for Best Croatian Feature Film
MOTOVUN FILM FESTIVAL 2019
FESTIVAL OF SLOVENIAN FILM 2019
VOX FEMINAE FESTIVAL 2019
FILMFESTIVAL COTTBUS – Festival of East European Cinema 2019
Prize for Best Debut Film
VINKOVCI FILM FESTIVAL OF ACTORS
Golden Orion for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Alma Prica)
ANTALYA GOLDEN ORANGE FILM FESTIVAL 2019
UK JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2019
ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL 2019
Best Film (Program ‘PLUS’)
FREE ZONE FILM FESTIVAL 2019
Human Rights Award
Audience Award
JERUSALEM JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2019
Best Feature Film in International Competition
GOETEBORG FILM FESTIVAL 2020
CROATIAN SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS
Oktavijan Award for Best Feature Film 2019

CONTACT

DISTRIBUTION: distribution@hulahop.hr
PRODUCTION: info@hulahop.hr

The developmet of this project was helped by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and MEDIA program. The production is being co-funded by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Slovenian Film Center, the Serbian Film Centre and Eurimages -  European Cinema Support Fund and Croatian Radiotelevision.

* The film was developed under the name of 'Dianina lista' / 'Diana's List' and the name was changed in the final stage under the name 'Dnevnik Diane Budisavljević' / 'The Diary od Diana B.'

DIRECTOR AND SCREENWRITER

Dana Budisavljević

CO-SCREENWRITER

Jelena Paljan

EDITOR

Marko Ferković

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Jasenko Rasol

COSTUME DESIGNER

Martina Franić

SET DESIGNERS

Dušan Milavec, Ivo Hušnjak

CAST

Alma Prica, Igor Samobor, Ermin Bravo, Areta Ćurković, Mirjana Karanović, Vilim Matula, Krešimir Mikić, Krunoslav Šarić, Biserka Ipša, Tihomir Stanić, Ivica Pucar, Livio Badurina, Jerko Marčić, Adrian Pezdirc, Boris Ostan, Barbara Prpić, Urša Raukar, Katija Zubčić

WITNESSES

Živko Zelenbrz, Nada Vlaisavljević, Zorka Janjanin, Milorad Jandrić

PRODUCERS

Miljenka Čogelja, Olinka Vištica

CO-PRODUCERS

Vlado Bulajić, Lija Pogačnik, Snežana van Houwelingen

RESEARCHERS HISTORIANS

Silvestar Mileta, Srđan Grbić, Nataša Mataušić

CONTACT FOR THE MEDIA

press@hulahop.hr

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