Zvonimir Jurić, Croatia, Slovenia, 2014, 98'
Director: Zvonimir Jurić
Screenwriters: Zvonimir Jurić, Jelena Paljan
Music: Jura Ferina, Pavao Miholjević
Cast: Ivo Gregurević, Mirjana Karanović, Igor Kovač, Nikola Ristanovski, Lana Barić, Zlatko Burić
Editing: Tomislav Pavlić, Dubravka Turić
Producers: Ankica Jurić Tilić
Co-producer: Eva Rohrman
Production: Kinorama, Forum Ljubljana
Three stories taking place during a single night and all three dealing with Ivo in different ways, gradually give us a gloomy picture of Ivo's life and of the whole area which is stuck and imprisoned by war, as Ivo is by his crime. The Reaper is courageous, humane drama inspiring for the review.
Zvonimir Jurić, film director and screenwriter, was born in Osijek, Croatia, where he finished his primary and secondary education. As a teenager he played supporting roles in a number of TV series during 1980s produced by TV Zagreb, such as the biographical series Nikola Tesla (1977), the Partisan series Nepokoreni grad (1982) and the popular children's series Smogovci (1982). Upon the graduation from high school, Jurić spent the 1991–92 semester studying film directing at the Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. In 1992, he returned to Croatia and enrolled at the film directing department of the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. While a student he directed several short films and documentaries. His feature film directorial debut (which he co-directed and co-written with Goran Dević) was a critically acclaimed 2009 psychological war drama titled The Blacks. The film won Jurić and Dević the Golden Arena for Best Director at the 2009 Pula Film Festival. It went on to be selected as Croatia's submission to the 83rd Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but it failed to make the final shortlist.
Pula Film Festival 2014, Golden Arena Best Cinematography, Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Supporting Actor
Slovene Film Festival 2015, Best Sound
Wiesbaden goEast 2015, SKODA Film Award
Pula Film Festival 2014
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2014
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2014
Istanbul Film Festival 2015
Maryland Film Festival 2015
FILMADRID International Film Festival 2015
Moscow International Film Festival 2015
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2015