Home » News » Belgian Film ‘River Upstream’ Begins Shooting in Zadar

Belgian Film ‘River Upstream’ Begins Shooting in Zadar

1Croatia’s popularity among international film and television producers is rapidly growing. Game of Thrones, Dig, and action-crime drama Crossing Lines and are just a few international productions that decided that Croatia is the place to film. This week another international film begun shooting in Croatia…

Filming for Belgium film ‘River Upstream’ (En amont du fleuve), directed by Marion Hänsel, started in Ražanac near Zadar this week. The film is produced by the Belgian company Man’s Films and serviced by the Croatian company Kinorama. The film will be fully shot in Croatia, mostly in the Zadar County in Dalmatia.

River Upstream is a psychological adventure film about two step brothers who come to Croatia following the death of their father, and before this they did not even know about each other’s existence. The film stars Sergio Lopez (Pan’s Labyrinth) and Olivier Gourmet (Read My Lips, La Promesse), opposite Croatian actors Igor Kovač and Nikša Butijer.

The film will be fully shot in Croatia, mostly in Zadar County, at the following locations: Ražanac, Zemunik Airport, Novsko ždrilo, Zrmanja river, Krka National Park, Paklenica National Park, Musapstan park-forest in Zadar, and Janković Tower in the village of Islam Grčki near Zadar.


Marion Hänsel

Two thirds of the film crew consists of Croatian filmmakers (set designer, location manager, set decorator, assistant director, scripter, special effects etc.). For a total of 30 days of shooting in Croatia, Man’s Film production company plans to spend around 4.5 million kuna (600,000 euros), and thanks to Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) film incentives it will make a return of 20 per cent of local expenses.


Share on:
5 / 5 (1 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

Ultra Europe 2017: Phase 2 Artists Announced

The second phase of the line-up for this year’s Ultra Europe Music Festival has been announced today. Last month organizers announced the first names who will perform at Split’s Poljud Stadium from 14-16 July 2017 at this year’s Ultra Europe, including some big names like Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Hardwell and...

2018 FIFA World Cup: Croatia v Ukraine Tickets Go on Sale

Internet and ticket office sales have opened today for match tickets to the 2018 World Cup qualifier between Croatia and Ukraine. The match will be played at Zagreb’s Maksimir Stadium on 24 March 2017 with kick off at 20:45. The Croatian Football Federation have decided to reward faithful fans by giving a 50% discount on...

Hottest Temperature in Europe Recorded in Croatia

The heatwave which is currently occupying Croatia is about to hit its peak. On Wednesday at Split Airport in Kaštel Štafilić temperatures hit 42.3°C, say Dalmacijadanas, which was the highest temperature in all of Europe on Wednesday. In Sinj on Wednesday at 3:00 pm temperatures measured 40.1°C, which broke the official record of 39.7°C set...

9 Zagreb Parks: Perfect for Spring Days

By Nika Bogdanic Unlike a lot of other capital cities around the world, Zagreb has plenty of parks, promenades, forests, lakes and an impressive mountain perfect for a nature getaway. We take a lot at some of the city’s parks – a perfect place to hang out at now that spring is here. 1. Maksimir...