The Madonna

Slavonija, just before the war. Carpenter Kuzma Glavan falls in love with the young village teacher Ana.
Her aggressive fiance Đuka can’t take the fact that Ana’s leaving him. Kuzma gets an order from the priest to make a statue of the Madonna for the village church.
A model for the statue is his young wife, Ana.

The relations between the Croats and the Serbs are more intense and the daily life starts to change. When Kuzma’s friend and underling stops coming to work, even the peaceful Kuzma realizes that the situation is on the edge…


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Film Festivals and awards:

Pula '99 (Great Golden Arena for the best movie, Golden Arenas for the main male and main female role)
Lodz; Dublin

Genre: War Drama

Year of production: 1999

Directed by: Neven Hitrec


Maxima Film & Hrvatska Radiotelevizija (HRT)


Ljubomir Kerekeš
Lucija Šerbedžija
Ivo Gregurević
Goran Navojec
Vanja Drach


Producers: Damir Terešak
Camera: Stanko Herceg
Editor: Slaven Zečević
Costimography: Vjera Ivanković
Make Up artist: Snježana Tomljenović

Distribution: Continental Film

Running time: 85'