28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Landscape Zero
Landscape Zero
Landscape Zero
Landscape Zero
Landscape Zero

Landscape Zero

director: Bruno Pavić
original title: Nulti krajolik
country: Croatia
year: 2020
running time: 71 min.


This observational documentary, interwoven with staged scenes, introduces the issues associated with the co-existence of nature, people and industry along the shores of the Adriatic Sea. With purely visual resources and without any commentary or dialogue, the director presents the real story of local inhabitants, who are portrayed for the camera by professional actors. This unsettling environmental appeal against civil passivity is suggestively demonstrated through static shots composed around a central point.  The target of the unspoken yet obvious thoughts consists of the consequences of imprudent interventions in the landscape, which have a direct impact on the daily life of society. Their critical nature is enhanced by the detached ambient sounds and subtle background music.

„The title can be interpreted as the landscape of industrial disaster. However, the meaning of the title goes beyond ecology; it could also serve to interpret the anthropological context of the relationship between human beings, nature and culture, industry and activist ecology.” B. Pavić

You can watch the director’s introduction HERE

Q&A with the director Bruno Pavić:


Croatian director and multimedia artist Bruno Pavić (1988) received a bachelor’s degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Split. He continued studying film at the same school and completed his master’s degree with the feature film Vlog (2014). In addition to live action films and documentaries, he is also involved in creating video installations that have been presented at various solo and group shows in Germany, the USA and Saudi Arabia as well as in his native Croatia.

more about film

director: Bruno Pavić
producer: Ivan Perić
photography: Andrea Kaštelan
editing: Dan Oki, Dragan Đokić
music: Vjeran Šalamon
sound: Hrvoje Pelicarić, Josip Rogošić
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