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The Diary of Paulina P. – Family Film

dir. NEVEN HITREC

DUTCH PREMIERE

Children’s funny, playful film about the imaginative adventures of the Croatian kid’s literature heroine. Set in the real world, with a touch of “magic”. 

This is a story about Paulina P., a self-confident and witty third-grader who always speaks her mind and finds solutions. In her world, everything is possible, and we follow her adventures and challenges in class and at home. Based on a famous children’s book, Paulina’s Diary, in which she talks about friendship, first love and family issues through comic situations. An absolute comedy for today’s kids, with elements of fantasy and animation that emphasise children’s imagination. 

SHOWTIMES | Special Guest: screenwriter Ivan Turkovic Krnjak

Saturday, 25 November – 10:15


Sunday, 26 November – 10:00

DNEVNIK PAULINE P. | 2023 | 96 min | Croatia

PRODUCTION Jure Busic – Jaka produkcija
CASTKatja Matkovic, Borko Peric, Judita Frankovic Brdar, Igor Kovac
SCREENPLAYDora Delbianco, Ivan Turkovic Krnjak (based on Sanja Polak’s novel)
CINEMATOGRAPHYDragan Markovic Markoni
EDITING Slaven Zecevic
LANGUAGECroatian
SUBTITLESEnglish
AGE RECOMMENDATION7+

FESTIVALS & AWARDS (SELECTION) 

Pula Film Festival, 2023 – Best Costume Design (Ivana Zozoli) | Black Nights Film Festival / Just Film Tallinn,2023 | Cottbus Film Festival, 2023 | Schlingel International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience, 2023 | Hurghada Youth Film Festival, 2023 – Best Director, Best Actress | Rabat Comedy International Film Festival, 2023 – Special Jury Prize, Best Actress

DIRECTOR’S BIO 

Neven Hitrec, born in 1967 in Zagreb (Croatia), graduated Film and TV Directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He is the author of several award-winning documentary and fiction films which have been acclaimed both in Croatia and at international film festivals. He won the annual award for film art, Vladimir Nazor, and the City of Zagreb Award. Selected filmography: Madonna (1999), Sleep Sweet, My Darling (2005), The Man Under the Table (2010), The Diary of Paulina P. (2023)