Croatia, 2003, 97 min
Direction: Igor Mirković
Cast: Igor Mirković, Renato Metessi, Davorin Bogović, Vladimir Divljan, Srđan - Gile Gojković, Jasenko Houra, Mirko Ilić, Boris Leiner, Goran Pavelić, Darko Rundek, Srđan Šaper, Jura Stublić
Selection: Planet Rock
A documentary Sretno dijete (A Happy Child) made by Croatian director Igor Mirković is going to be shown in the program of Planet Rock Selection. The movie is about the music period of the seventies and the late eighties on the territory of former Yugoslavia.
It was made as an autobiographical and biographical summary of the most prominent artists of the time, who were making in the original genres of Yugoslavian new wave and punk.
The movie shows exclusive interviews and records of some of the most significant representatives of Yugoslavian rock sound, such as Azra, Film, and Haustor, noting the atmosphere of the director’s hometown, Zagreb. Furthermore, members of the bands such as Električni orgazam and Idoli, are shown, who are visited by the author in Belgrade. Through Slovenian bands Pankrtimi and Buldožer, the author visits the third musical and cultural centre of Yugoslavia, Ljubljana. Apart from the material made on the territory of former Yugoslavia, the movie contains some interesting interviews with the artists who live abroad.
Igor Mirković was born in 1965 in Zagreb. Apart from being a director, he is an actor, a screenplay writer, and a producer. He is a director of the film festival in Motovun. As a director, he worked on three movies - Orbanici Unplugged (1998), Novo, novo vrijeme (2001) and Sretno dijete (2003). The movie Sretno dijete (A Happy Child) was named after a song from the first album of the band called Prljavo Kazalište.