HOUSE ON THE SAND
KUĆA NA PJESKU
Croatia, 1985, 84′
An archaeologist returns from an assignment in Catalonia to his home in Split. Soon after, he commits suicide. His friend finds an audio tape that helps him in uncovering the reasons for the archaeologist’s suicide…
(1938 – 2005) Born in Split, he first started making films based on his own screenplays while studying architecture in Belgrade, continuing his work in Cine Club Split and on professional productions. A person of immense creative energy, sharp-witted and inspiring collaborator, he was a driving force for the entire generation of creatives based around the Cine Club Split. Multidisciplinary artist and intellectual, worthy of the title “master of experimental film”. Architectural education had a major influence on his work. One might say that his editing is largely driven by expressive elements such as rhythm, composition, line, plane, colour and structure, rather than the logic of events or the rules of the camera shot. The basic element in his films is a frame, an image, and not the film shot or the events taking place.