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Branko Schmidt

Branko Schmidt

Branko Schmidtstudied economics before graduating from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb with a degree in film and TV directing. In 1988, he directed his first feature film Sokol Did Not Like Him, adapted from the play by Fabijan Šovagović, and won the Debutant of the Year Award at the Pula Film Festival. Throughout his career, Schmidt has directed plays, documentary films and children’s television series. His feature film The Melon Route (2006) won numerous awards in Croatia, Grand Prix Golden Antigone for Best Score at the Montpellier IMMF, and was well received at film festivals around the world. Schmidt’s feature film Metastases (2009), adapted from the novel by Ivo Balenović, was also awarded with three Golden Arenas (Best Film, Best Actor, Best Make-Up) and was well received at film festivals around the world.

 

Filmography

Sokol Did Not Love Him (1988), Đuka Begović (1991), Vukovar: The Way Home (1994), Christmas in Vienna (1997), The Old Oak Blues (2000), Queen of the Night (2001), The Melon Route (2006), Metastases (2009), Vegetarian Cannibal (2012), Ungiven (2015).

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