Naked Island / Goli (Click for trailer)
documentary
2014, 75min

A documentary film about a family secret conceived decades ago on 'an island of broken souls' and a painful past slowly transforming into history.
Some sixty years ago, a man went missing for four years. He returned back a changed man carrying along a painful secret. He later built his family’s life around this unspoken secret. Talking about the past was forbidden in the family. It was his granddaughter, also the director of this film, who first started asking questions, wanting to find out what lay hidden beneath her grandfather’s scar-covered body ever since childhood. However, he died without revealing the entire story to anyone. Naked Island is an investigation built upon the ruins of the past, a mosaic made of clues – family photos and intimate testimonies of a tight-knit group of people who were brought together by the same place, a political prison in ex-Yugoslavia that was also known as an island of broken souls, and consequences that this place left on three generations. At the same time, it is a fascinating portrayal of a moment in which a past can finally become history and a brave documentary defying silence and fear.


Written and directed: Tiha Klara Gudac
Director of photography: Eva Kraljević, Tamara Cesarec
Cinematographer: Srđan Kovačević
Editor: Dragan Von Petrović
Producer: Nenad Puhovski, Factum

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