13 years after the unexpected death of his one time best friend, filmmaker tries to reconstruct his life and their relationship, using just the photographs and video materials which his friend shot back then. A film about the lost generation of Croatian youth in the end of the 90's, who are trying to find their identity in the aftermath of a devastating war.
- Best Film (Balkan Docs) - DokuFest
- Marko Čaklović
- Ivor Šonje
- Borna Buljević
- ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS ZAGREB
Ivan Ramljak (born 1974) is a film critic, director and independent curator. Since 2013 he is curating a short film program called Kratki utorak (Short Tuesday) at cinema Tuškanac in Zagreb, and since 2016 he is the artistic director of Tabor Film Festival. So far, he has directed nine shorts and one medium length film, four of those in collaboration with Marko Škobalj. His most successful film so far was the short documentary 'KINO OTOK' ('Islands of Forgotten Cinemas', 2016), which was screened on more than 40 international festivals, and won 6 awards, including the FIPRESCI prize for Best Eastern European dox at goEast FF in Wiesbaden. His first medium length documentary 'DOM BORACA' ('Home of the Resistance') had a world premiere at Cinéma du Réel in 2018 and has been screened on dozen international festivals since. 'ONCE UPON A YOUTH' is his first feature documentary.