Yet Another Departure

Renata Poljak

experimental film

year: 2019

format: HD
duration: 11'11"

production: REA association
distribution: Bonobostudio

In 2016 the flagship of the ex-Yugoslav navy was deliberately sunk in order to become an attraction for scuba divers in Croatia. The ship lies close to Brijuni islands where in 1956 Nasser, Nehru and Tito met to discuss their opposition to the Cold War which led to the Nonaligned Movement.

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By employing visually impressive shots, the film establishes a signature spatial and temporal narrative, at the same time entering the space of fusion of personal and collective memory and dismemory, which, in the context of political and economic changes that have been occurring in Croatian society for the past several decades, acquire metaphorical and symbolic meanings, imbued with powerful socio-psychological implications.

Director, scriptwriter: Renata Poljak
Actress: Dajana Čuljak
Director of photography: Boris Poljak
Underwater photography: Marino Brzac
Editing: Damir Čučić
Music: Silvio Belušić, Alen Sinkauz, Nenad Sinkauz
Sound design: Iva Ivan
Sound engineer: Viktor Grabar
Costume designer: Sonja Obradović
Colour grading: Iva Ivan
Producer: Renata Poljak

Renata Poljak (Split, 1974) is a visual artist and filmmaker. She graduated from the Arts Academy in Split, Croatia in 1997 and completed her post-graduate studies at École Régionale des Beaux-Arts in Nantes (Film and Video Department) in Nantes, France in 1999. Her works have been shown at numerous national and international solo and group exhibitions, biennials and film festivals. She received many grants and awards, including the T-HT award - one of the most important contemporary art awards in Croatia, in 2012. Her residencies include San Francisco Art Institute, Museum Quartier Vienna, Art In General, New York, Cité Internationale des Arts and Recollets in Paris and many others. Her films were screened in Prospective Cinema in Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris in 2010 and Palais de Tokyo, Paris in 2012.

Filmography:
Yet Another Departure (2019), Partenza (2016), Here&Now (2013), Freedom Is Not Given (2012), Staging Actors/Staging Beliefs (2011), Ruta and the Monument (2007), Great Expectations (2005), No Title (Blue) (2000), Jump (2000), Souvenirs (Tito, tata) (1999), The Consolation (Borders and Frames) (1997), I, the Housewife! (1996)

Festivals

Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (1/5-6/5/2019)
Mediterranean Film Festival Split (13/6-22/6/2019)
Croatian Film Days (14/6-18/6/2019)
Sarajevo Film Festival (16/8-23/8/2019)
25FPS Festival (26/9-29/9/2019)
Festival of Different & Experimental Cinemas, Paris (2/10-13/10/2019)
Videomedeja International Video Festival (10/10-12/10/2019)

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