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Lea and Daria

Original Title (If different): 
Lea i Darija
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Production country: 
Running time (In minutes): 
European Films
Fiction Features
Student film: 
tap dance studio
Production year: 
October, 2011
Film Credits
About the Director: 

Branko Ivanda has been directing feature and TV films, TV dramas, documentaries, theatre plays and writing scripts and essays. A number of his TV films were awarded on eminent international festivals (critics award FIPRESCI on the Berlin festival, Mar del Plata, London, Los Angeles, New York, , Award at the Festival in Bergamo, multiple representative of Croatian National Television on PRIX ITALIA, debutant award on Pula film festival and several Golden Arenas for feature films, twice laureate of TV Festival in Portoroz, Best foreign film World Fest Houston and a jury award for the Best Historical Feature Film, etc.) He has been teaching at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb since 1980. with a five-year break from 1985. until 1990., at which time he was a teacher on University of California Los Angeles.

Film director: 
Branko Ivanda
Lidija Ivanda
About the Producer: 
Lidija Ivanda, MA producer, is general manager of the Production Company for film and theatre Ars septima. Part of documentary film Children’s Kingdom, was included in the official curriculum in Croatian secondary schools. The production of theatre play Judith French was awarded for best leading actress on all major festivals in Croatia and by the Croatian Association of Drama Artists, and also got an award for best original score. For many years she collaborated with the Croatian National TV.
Branko Ivanda, Drago kekanovic
Marina Juranic
Film photographer: 
Mirko Pivcevic
Srdjan Kurpjel
Alfi Kabiljo
Art Director: 
Ivo Husnjak
Barbara Bourek
Zeljko Luter
Cast 1: 
Klara Naka
Cast 2: 
Tamy Zajec
Cast 3: 
Zrinka Cvitesic
Cast 4: 
Linda Begonja
Cast 5: 
Sebastian Cavazza
Film synopsis: 
LEA & DARIA is inspiring true story about two thirteen-year-old girls who were, on the eve of World War II, great dancing and acting stars in Zagreb. Selling out theatre venues, they were praised in the most superb headlines by the Croatian and European press. They were filmed by Parisian Pathe and Berlin’s UFA… During the Nazi persecution of Jews and the later German nationals’ flight from communists, a dramatic friendship was born through entertainment, dance, but also anxiety. This led towards an unexpected end.
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Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
35 mm
Film Sound: 
Dolby SR
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Video Type: 
DVD, HDcam, digibeta
Number of reels: 
Festival Selection, Awards...
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Festival selections: 

Pula film festival, Schlingel
Jewish eye Ashkelon, Jewish film festival Australia

Awards received: 
3 golden Arenas
Film reviews: 
"Film you have to see", Dubrovacki vjesnik
Film distribution
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Sales/distribution name: 
Blitz Film and Video distribution
Kamenarka 1 Zagreb, 10000 Croatia
Publicity Infos
Publicity contact: 
Lidija Ivanda
publicity address: 
PRiredba Studio Ilica 80/II Zagreb, 10000 Croatia
Publicity contact email: 
Trailer availble: 
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