Osijek <-> Copenhagen, City Searching for a Killer

Ivan Faktor

documentary film

year: 2021

format: DCP, HD
duration: 20'

production: Mitropa
distribution: Bonobostudio


More About the Film

In the spring of 1992, multimedia artist Ivan Faktor, medic and Croatian volunteer Vlatko, and four more passengers leave war-struck Osijek to travel to Copenhagen in a renovated van. Faktor films the entire trip, the passengers on board, their appearance on TV, conversations about art and war, visits to friends, a meeting with his wife and son and the trip back. Faktor’s video diary is a portrait of an era and captures his relationship to war, friends, art, family and life. 

Scriptwriter, director, cinematographer: Ivan Faktor
Editor: Damir Čučić
Color correction: Marinko Marinkić
Sound mix: Krešimir Šušljek
Music used: I’ll Never Fall In Love Again (Lonnie Donegan / Jimmy Currie, performed by Tom Jones), The Carney (Nick Cave, performed by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds), I'm Yours (Johnny Green / E.Y. Harburg, performed by Dean Martin) 
Producer: Sanja Šamanović

Ivan Faktor (1953) is a multimedia artist focused on experimental film, photography, video, and multimedia installations. He started making films in 1975 and later expanded his activities to other video works. Since 1979, he has taken part in conceptual actions and exhibitions, put on video, film and multimedia performances and set up art installations. He participated in the 46th Venice Biennale in 1995 (A Casa/At Home 2) and represented Croatia at the 25th São Paulo Biennial in 2002. In 2012, he showcased his work in a solo exhibition entitled Erstes Programm at the Centre for Art and Media (ZKM/Zentrum für Kunst und Medien) in Karlsruhe, Germany. He has won numerous awards and recognitions. Faktor was the founder and from 2001 to 2004 director of the Kazamat Gallery in Osijek. He is the founder of the Performance Art Festival and has been the festival’s director since 2001. He managed the City Galleries Osijek from 2006 to 2010. He lives and works in Osijek.

Osijek <-> Copenhagen, City Searching for a Killer (2020), I Would Leave Everything Here (2016), Strange Fruit (2013), Le Samouraï (2011), Wasteland (2010), Kangaroo Court (2007), Self-portrait (2006), Željko Jerman – My Month (2005), Mörder unter uns (2004), Das Lied ist aus (2002), Camera Projector I (1983), TV 31 - 1 MINIRAMA (1982), 2F BB - 40 W (1982), F DS - 40 W (1980-81), Eumig S 905 (1980), Self-portrait (1980), Juke-box (1979), Balance on the Garret of OZ (1979), Ivan Faktor, Vlastimir Kusik, Marijan Susac, Josip Alebic (1979), Little Sugar Vaults (1978), Channel One (1978), Church Fiest of St. Anthony of Padua (1977), The Golden Calf 2 (1975), Paper-Banquet (1975)


Liburnia Film Festival (23/8-27/8/2021)
Split Film Festival (15/9-21/9/2021)
Croatian Film Days (12/9-16/9/2021)
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (16/11-26/11/2021)