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Kick and Scream

a film by Nina Violic

Croatia | Croatian | Feature | Drama | 2021 | 76'

synopsis

Kick and Scream follows the final half-hour of a marriage. Through the perspectives of wife, husband and their six-year old child, where reality is intertwined with puppet play, we learn about their own truths, becoming less certain of our initial judgment of characters. Kick and Scream is not another story about divorce; it is a story about the end of love, the realization, the awakening, the determination, and finally the hope that, no matter how painful, there is always a way out.

 

cast

Goran Bogdan, Nina Violic, Lee Delong, Bruno Frketic Bajic

 

the director

Nina Violić was born in Rijeka in 1972. She has graduated in acting from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. She is an accomplished actress and a leading drama actress of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb and to date she has achieved numerous notable theatre, film and television roles, including several awarded lead performances.
As scriptwriter and director, Nina authored one theatre play and two short films: Separation (2014) and The Lamb (2019), which premiered at BFI London Film Festival 2019. Nina is finishing her debut feature Kick and Scream.

 

festivals

  • Mediterranean Film Festival Split (MFFS) | 2022 

                                 Best Official Competition Feature Film Award

  • Vukovar Film Festival | 2022

  • Pula Film Festival | 2022   

                                 Breza Award for Best Debutant

  • Rab Film Festival | 2022   

                                 Special Mention

 

reviews

 

crew

Cinematographer: Vanja Černjul, A.S.C.

Editor: Vladimir Gojun

Sound Designer: Julij Zornik

Producer: Vanja Sremac, Zdenka Gold

Writer: Nina Violić