Prebaci na Hrvatski

The Building


On the tenth anniversary of the introduction of workers’ management, the Sisak Iron Mill, one of the largest industrial plants in former Yugoslavia, built an "ideal" settlement for their workers who had thus far lived in huts around the factory. A town was erected around the plant. Sixty years later the building planned as an architecturally contemporary centre of the neighbourhood found itself in a renamed street: Croatian National Revival. The film follows a week in the building’s everyday life. On its grey façade the residents follow a colourful artistic mural being made. At the same time people who grew up here slowly start to leave the building and the neighbourhood, for their age or economic reasons, and some new, unexpected tenants move in at number 2.

Goran Dević was born in Sisak, Croatia, in 1971. He studied law, archaeology and film art at Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb, Croatia. His filmography includes several documentaries and short films. Teaches documentary film at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is the author of award-...
Festivals where it was shown:
  • 2022. - ZagrebDox (Zagreb, Croatia)
Awards and recongitions
  • Croatian Film Days 2022 - Best Editor