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During the 90's, Croatia suffered systematic destruction of its anti-fascist monuments. By combining the images of these impressive works of abstract sculpture with the potent nature surrounding them, Monument creates powerful visual metaphors.

  • Igor Grubić
  • Igor Grubić
  • Igor Grubić
  • Josip Ivančić
  • Marko Ferković
  • Vjeran Šalamon
    Sound design
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    50 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 24, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Croatian Film Days
    April 24, 2015
    Croatian premiere
    Best Editing
  • 25 FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival
    September 25, 2015
  • 63. Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival
    March 25, 2016
Director Biography - Igor Grubić

Igor Grubic (born in 1969, lives and works in Zagreb) has been active as a multimedia artist since 1995. His work includes site-specific interventions in public spaces, performances, photography and films. He is known for his activism and his consideration of public space as a means of expression. In 2000, he started to work as a producer and author of documentaries, TV reportages and socially committed commercials. His work has been exhibited in various international institutions and at different artistic and cultural events and garnered with several prestigious awards.

Spomenik / Monument, 50’, Croatia/Hrvatska, 2015, documentary-experimental
Capitalism Follows Socialism, 11.30 min, 2012
Eat Side Story, 14 min, 2008
Angels with Dirty Faces, 17.30 min, 2006

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Director Statement

In Monument I tried to create an existential, even spiritual resonance to a political issue. Over a period of four and a half years, I tried to film portraits of several abstract antifascist monuments in the way that all the cross references to the nature context create poetical, visual metaphors. Monument is like a visual essay (without commentary) about conditions and the 'life' of these monuments, questioning their purpose today.
Even if it is not clearly visible on all of them, several of these monument were bombed or partially destroyed. I started developing this film project keeping in mind the fact that, during the Croatian war in the 1990s, 3000 anti-fascists monuments were destroyed. The first idea was to make a film with lots of interviews about this issue, but later on I changed the scenario when I really saw the monuments again and decided to let them tell their own story about their metaphysical life.