ZAGREB: Dejan Aćimović's feature film Anka, with French football player-turned-actor Eric Cantona in the starring role, started shooting in Croatia on 1 June 2015.
Tatjana Aćimović’s script, based on Mato Lovrak’s childrens novel Anka Brazilijanka, follows Anka, a little orphan who escapes her abusive stepmother and meets a lonely factory worker who will become her family. Palmira Viljac and Eric Cantona will play the main roles and the cast includes Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian actors. Svetomir Pajic and Richard Vincent are the DoP’s and Thierry Arbogast (The Fifth Element, Black Cat, White Cat) is creative DoP.
Dejan Aćimović is producing through DA Film in coproduction with Croatian public television HRT. The Croatian Audiovisual Centre gave the project a script development grant of 4,620 EUR/35,000 HRK and a project development grant of 14,520 EUR/ 110,000 HRK.
The development of the project was also supported by the MEDIA Programme, Sibenik-Knin County, the City of Sibenik, the Krka National Park and the City of Zagreb.
Credits:Director: Dejan AćimovićScript: Tatjana AćimovićDoPs: Svetomir Pajic, Richard VincentCreative DoP: Thierry ArbogastProduction design: Ivo HušnjakOriginal music: Livio MorosinCostume designers: Branko Tkalčec, Petra DancevicCast: Palmira Viljac, Eric Cantona, Andjela Ramljak, Žarko Savić, Linde Begonje, Rade Šerbedžija, Denis Brizić, Nikola Kojo, Vuk Kostić,Vlado and Peter Mirčevski