The Show Must Go On with the widest local roll-out ever
Croatian director Nevio Marasović’s debut feature The Show Must Go On will roll out in its home territory on 12 digital prints through distributor Continental Film on April 28.
The Show Must Go On is the first Croatian film ever to be distributed only in digital format, and also the widest local release since the country’s independence in 1991. It’s moreover the first science fiction film made in Croatia since Dušan Vukotić’s 1981 Guests from the Galaxy.
Set in Zagreb about ten years in the future, the film takes place around a reality show called Household, produced by Filip Dogan (Sven Medvešek). In the show, six couples move into a purpose-built house for 180 days, during which a global war breaks out and Europe is reduced to a battlefield. Filip decides to hide the truth from the contenders, thinking them safer away from it all. As the war becomes more serious, the show becomes an escape for the general population, who enjoy watching the pointless antics of the housemates.
The Show Must Go On was written by Marasović, co-producer with Saša Bjelić, and also stars Nataša Dorčić (Just Between Us [+see also:
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At the Croatian national Pula Film Festival in 2010, the film won Golden Arenas for Best Script and Best Special Effects, the Octavian critics’ prize and the Best Debutant Award.
The Show Must Go On is also screening at Sci-Fi London, the London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film (April 23-May 2).
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