The Lost Dream Team

by Jure Pavlović

Izgubljeno sanjsko moštvo, documentary, coproduction, digital DCP, 1,77:1 (16:9), c, 80 min
Expected delivery: Q2 2022
HR, RS, SI

The Lost Dream Team is a story of the last Yugoslav basketball team and their quest for a gold medal in the face of political turmoil and the ensuing period of war. It is a psychological study of the players, the trials and tribulations of their comradeship, and their remarkable experience of being a part of a unique team in sports history, the only team that won a gold medal, stood on the podium and watched their flag being raised—all for the glory of a country that ceased to exist three days earlier.

screenwriter
Jure Pavlović
director
Jure Pavlović
producers
Jure Pavlović, Katarina Prpić
co-producers
Miha Černec, Biljana Tutorov, Chiara Galloni, Ivan Olgiati
directors of photography
Dario Hacek, Filip Kos
film editor
Jan Klemsche
Jure Pavlović

Jure Pavlović (1985, hr) is active both as a director and producer through the production company Sekvenca he has established. His short films were screened at more than 200 film festivals such as Berlinale and Clermont-Ferrand, winning more than 30 awards. His short film Picnic (2015) premiered in Berlinale’s Generation 14plus section and became the first Croatian film ever to win the prestigious European Film Academy Award (EFA). His first feature film Mother (2019) had a world premiere at Tallinn Black Nights FF and won the Best Regional Film Award at FEST Belgrade. Canadian outfit Syndicado Films handles the worldwide sales for the film and Damned Distribution is its distributor in France.