Thirteen years after the unexpected death of his best friend, a hugely talented photographer called Marko, Croatian filmmaker Ivan Ramljak (Home of the Resistance, OCDF 2018) reconstructs the life they shared together using the photographs, home videos and memories Marko left behind. Meeting in Zagreb’s fervent mid ‘90s underground music scene, the two formed a close friendship, bonding over shared passions for art, adventures, student radio, experimental film, and obscure computer games. In Once Upon a Youth, Marko’s strikingly textured images combine with Ramljak’s poignant narrated remembrances to create a moving, multi-faceted evocation of a lost friend and a near-distant youth.
Screens with: The Gratinated Brains of Pupilija Ferkeverk Karpo Aćimović Godina | 1970 | Yugoslavia | 11’
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