Vitic Dances

by Boris Bakal

Contemporary Lives

Doc, Italian Premiere, First Film

(Croatia / 2023 / 90’)


The story of artist Boris Bakal's love for a masterpiece of modernist architecture: an apartment complex designed by Ivan Vitić in Zagreb, Croatia. For 20 years, the filmmaker's gaze follows the odyssey of the building's restoration process, records frustrated attempts, and intervenes in the lives of the apartment building community, filming daily lives and conflicts. The efforts to bring the building back to life become a reflection of a geographical and social context, that of Croatia and the Balkan area, but also of a humanity poised between conflict and cooperation, prejudice and hope. And they testify to the power of passion and perseverance.

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