ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL
14.-21.10.2012.
Čedo
Nikola Strašek, Croatia, 2012.
Directed by: Nikola Strašek
Script: Nikola Strašek
Producer: Nenad Puhovski
Production company: Factum
Cinematography: Dragan Šiša
Editing: Iva Mrkić
Music: Eddie James ''Son'' House, Blind Willies Johnson
Format: video
Running time: 48'

Synopsis
Čedo is a documentary film about Čedo Šaraba, a man the likes of whom we see daily in streets, parks and trams, collecting plastic bottles and scrounging money. Čedo is 45. He is homeless, alcoholic and drug addict with no legal income. His mother is a Croat and his father is a Montenegrin. Čedo's father was a machinist, but he never really worked: he was a bum, alcoholic and womanizer. Besides Čedo, he had at least five more children. He lost his life in a bizarre accident: while jumping off a train, he ran into a lamp post and died. At the time of his father's death, Čedo was 16 months old and his troubles were yet to begin. At the age of 12 he started to drink. At 16, he was diagnosed with alcoholism. Although a Catholic, baptized by Franciscan monks, he and his mother were harassed because of their family name in the 1990s. Čedo's first name was not very popular either. The 1990s also saw him becoming addicted to heroin. Čedo Šaraba and a few of his mates agreed to tell their life stories.

Awards and Festivals
Sarajevo Film Festival 2012

Directors Biography
Nikola Strašek, born in 1978, director and screenwriter, studied comparative literature and Latin at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb, and is currently a graduate student of film and TV directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art. He is the author of the award-winning debut short documentary I Will Kill You! (2007), as well as the short documentary Vajt, screened at the 2009 ZagrebDox festival. In 2010 he directed a documentary short A Short Chronology of Decay.

Location and screening schedule:
GRIČ CINEMA, Thursday, October 18th at 10.00
GRIČ CINEMA, Thursday, October 18th at 20.00
DOKUKINO KIC, Saturday, October 20th at 21.30
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