The Blacks vies for Foreign Language Academy Award
by Vladan Petkovic
Zvonimir Juric and Goran Devic’s The Blacks [+see also:
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The low-key war drama won Best Film awards at festivals in Ljubljana, Belgrade and Linz, as well as Best Director and the FIPRESCI Prize in Cottbus. At the 2009 Pula Film Festival, it received Best Director for Juric and Devic, Best Supporting Actor for Niksa Butijer and Best Sound Design for Dubravka Premar.
The Blacks is also the recipient of the newly established Bauer Award in Motovun for the best film in theatrical distribution in the territories of the former Yugoslavia. It has been lauded by many critics as the best Croatian film since the country’s independence.
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