Fiume o morte!

by Igor Bezinović

Fiume o morte!, documentary, coproduction
Expected delivery: Q3 2022
HR, FR, SI

The famous Italian poet D'Annunzio entered the city of Fiume (Rijeka in Croatian) in 1919 proclaiming it his own micro-nation state, followed by several hundred Italian renegade soldiers. What followed was a short, but very distinctive period in which Fiume became possibly the most important place in the world - and a refuge for world's free thinkers and artists, where unchecked nationalism ran wild.

screenwriter
Igor Bezinović
director
Igor Bezinović
producers
Tibor Keser, Fabrizio Polpettini, Vanja Jambrović
co-producer
Marina Gumzi
directors of photography
Danko Vučinović, Gregor Božič
film editor
Hrvoslava Brkušić
production
Restart, La Bête
co-production
Nosorogi
co-funding
Slovenian Film Centre, Procirep-Angoa, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Re-Act
Igor Bezinović

Igor Bezinović (1983, hr) graduated in philosophy, sociology, and comparative literature from the Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and in film and TV directing from the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Art. Over the years, his films have been selected for festival venues like the CPH:DOX, IFF Rotterdam, and many others. His first feature documentary was The Blockade (2012). His fiction hybrid debut A Brief Excursion (2017) won the Gold Arena for Best Croatian Film in 2017.