»When Will Croatian Victims Get a Theatre Performance?«
Slijepčević’s Srbenka (2018), a documentary that has been nominated for and has won several awards, is an insight into what it means to collectively follow the idea of a nation’s unity, but even more than that, it is a documentary about the twelve-year-old Nina, one of the four actresses in Frljić’s controversial performance Aleksandra Zec. In it, Oliver Frljić, the enfant terrible of Croatian theatre who in return for his art often receives threats and is the target of the attacks and outpourings of collective traumas on right-wing portals, deals with the murder of the Zec family – mother, father and their twelve-year-old daughter Aleksandra. Slijepčević’s film moves away from this, becoming a moving portrait of a time through an inti-mate story of a young girl.
The integral version of this article can be found in the printed KINO!