ZAGREB, 15 January 2020 – In 2019, 22 local films were screened in regular cinema distribution in Croatia, of which 4 were minority co-productions and 19 films co-financed through public calls from the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC).
HAVC has announced that the most-watched local film last year in Croatia was General, a film about the life of General Ante Gotovina by Antun Vrdoljak and produced by Kiklop film, with 74,585 viewers.
The second most-watched film of 2019 was Vinko Bresan’s political satire What a Country! (Koja je ovo drzava) produced by Interfilm, with 58,265 viewers.
In third place with 29,025 viewers was the children’s science fiction hit My Grandpa Fell From Mars (Moj dida je pao s Marsa), directed by Andrea Skop and Drazen Zarkovic and produced by Studio Dim.
In fourth place was the ‘first ‘Croatian zombie comedy from the future’ called The Last Serbian in Croatia (Posljednji Srbin u Hrvatskoj), directed by Predrag Licina and produced by Kinorama, with 28,072 viewers.
Fifth place was the award-winning documentary feature film Diary of Diana Budisavljevic (Dnevnik Diane Budisavljevic), directed by Dana Budisavljevic and produced by Hulahop with 26,642 viewers.
The sixth and seventh most watched films on the list of domestic titles went to two independent comedies – Ufuraj se i pukni with 17,533 viewers and Ideš? Idem! with 8,138 viewers.
Eighth place was Dopunska nastava, directed by Ivan-Goran Vitez and produced by Interfilm with 5,825 viewers. The crime drama Mali directed by Antoni Nuic and produced by Propeller Film ranks ninth with 5,535 viewers, whilst the 10th most watched film was documentary film Tusta Andrey Korovljev produced by Factum with 3,980 viewers.
Next on the list were: Za ona dobra stara vremena, Teret, Sam samcat, The Guardian Angel, Igram, Sem, Na vodi, Duboki rezovi, Izbrisana, Dom, Do kraja smrti, Lada Kamenski and Ljetnikovac.
The total number of viewers for local films in 2019 at cinemas was 268,817, which was the third highest number in the last decade behind the record year of 2013 (436,074 viewers) and 2012 (328,158).