PRODUCTION: Flower Square Completes Filming

By FNE Staff

    ZAGREB: Filming of the feature crime drama Flower Square (working title) by Krsto Papić wrapped on 12 May 2011. The shoot began on 10 April, and the film was shot in its entirety on locations in Zagreb.

    The contemporary story revolves around an average family from Zagreb that accidentally becomes a mafia target and their efforts to escape from their reach.

    The film was written by Mate Matišić, based on his 2009 theatre play Balloon, and the documentary film Citizens in Flower Square by Krsto Papić, portraying the murder of an innocent victim by the name of Zoran Domini in the city centre in 1999. The documentary had its premiere at this year's ZagrebDox.

    Flower Square is Krsto Papić's tenth feature film. His previous films include Handcuffs (1969), The Rat Savior (1976), The Secret of Nikola Tesla (1980), My Uncle's Legacy (1988), When the Dead Start Singing (1998).

    Flower Square stars Dražen Kühn, Dragan Despot, Mladen Vulić, Anja Šovagović, Marija Škaričić, Matija Prskalo, Goran Grgić and Ivica Zadro. The cinematographer is Branko Cahun, set designer Mario Ivezić, costume designer Lena Andrijević, make-up artist Irena Hadrović, and production manager Mario Orešković.

    The editing of Flower Square begins in July, while the post-production completion is scheduled for January 2012. The Croatian premiere is expected in July 2012 at the Pula Film Festival.

    The film is produced by Ozana Film d.o.o. and Croatian Radio and Television. It is co-funded by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (www.hvac.hr).

    Source: HVAC