Cities I Haven't Been To

Damir Čučić

experimental film

year: 2019

format: HD
duration: 7'06"

production: Mitropa
distribution: Bonobostudio

An abstract travelogue around the skylines of cities I have not been to. These are dystopian virtual travels from Sao Paulo and Dubai to Dhaka and beyond. The images of cities might be abstract, but I have recognized and picked them out of hundreds of thousands of photograms. Far from tourist postcards, these mental images stem from my knowledge and my prejudices, visualized in a flash of abstract figures.

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More About the Film

Director, scriptwriter, editor, animator: Damir Čučić
Director of photography: Boris Poljak
Composer: Gordan Kreković
Producers: Sanja Šamanović, Pavao Marinković

Damir Čučić (1972, Brežice, Slovenia) has worked as director, editor, screenwriter and executive producer of experimental, documentary and fiction films since 1989. He has directed over 30 short and four feature films and edited more than 120 films and TV programs. He is the founder of Mikrokino, a chain of cinema-theaters around Croatia screening short films. He has taught in over 30 workshops on documentary and experimental film. Occasionally, he exhibits his videos and photograms on solo and group exhibitions. His films have been screened at more than 200 international film festivals and on TV stations around Europe. He has won over 30 film awards.

Filmography (selection)

Cities I Haven't Been To (2019), Summerhouse (2018), The Spirits Diary (2015), Mitch - Diary of a Schizophrenic (2014), A Letter to Dad (2012), Sky Spirits (co-author Boris Poljak, 2010), Anxiety (2010), Fractals (2009), The Torchbearer (co-author with Boris Poljak, 2009), Silent Frame (2008), Colours of the Invisible (2008), The Memory Tape (2007), City Killer (2007), Like a Fish in the Water (2007), La petite mort (2007), Rocking Chair (2005), Arabesca (2004), La Strada (2004), Invisible Rays (2002), Beyond (2002), The Forgotten (2002), Free Space (2000), Creatures From the Pictures (1999), Slivka (1999), Sea Over Split (1999), The Forth Shift (1999), In the Wrong Place and Time (1998), Off fuck off (1998), Film Against the Author (1998), Till Madness (1997), Ivica is Alone Again (1996), Meateating (1995), Carnival (1995), The Eye (1995), Addiction (1994)

Awards

  • Oktavijan Award for the Best Experimental Film, Croatian Film Days 2019
  • Special Mention, Tabor Film Festival 2019

Festivals

Croatian Film Days (14/6-18/6/2019)
Tabor Film Festival (11/7-14/7/2019)
Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival (21/8-1/9/2019)
Un festival c'est trop court - Nice Short Film Festival (11/10-18/10/2019)
Alternative Film/Video (11/12-15/12/2019)