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FESTIVALS: Croatian Constitution Wins Grand Prize of the Americas in Montreal Featured

2016-09-08
Director Rajko Grlić in Montreal Director Rajko Grlić in Montreal credit: Croatian Audiovisual Centre

ZAGREB: Constitution by Rajko Grlić won the Grand Prize of the Americas (Best Film) at the 40th World Film Festival in Montreal (25 August- 5 September 2016). The film is a Croatian/Czech/Macedonian/Slovenian/UK coproduction.

Short film Silence by Croatian film director Dejan Mrkić, an Australian/English coproduction, received the Jury award in the short film competition.

Constitution by Rajko GrlićThe lead role in Constitution, a story about tolerance and hate, is played by Serbian actor Nebojša Glogovac, who portrays a retired professor who is also a homosexual and a transvestite. The cast includes Ksenija Marinković, Dejan Aćimović and Božidar Smiljanić.

Constitution was produced by Interfilm in coproduction with the Croatian Radio Television (HRT), In Film, Revolution Production, Sever&Sever and Film&Music Entertainment (London). The film was co-financed by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Eurimages, the Czech Film Fund, the Macedonian Film Agency and the Slovenian Film Centre, with support from Creative Europe – MEDIA of the European Union.


According to the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the film will be released domestically by Blitz Film & Video Distribution on 6 October 2016.

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