Sajra Subasic

Sajra Subasic



Sajra Subasic is a renowned Croatian film director who has become a major part of the international film industry. She is the first female to win a Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival and is known for her unique visual style.

Subasic was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1972. She studied film at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb and began her career as an assistant director for television projects. In 1997, she directed her first feature film, “A Village Life” which was released in 1998. The film was well-received and became a hit in the domestic market.

In 2002, Subasic released her second feature film, “The Girl Who Lived Twice”. This film was a critical success and won several awards, including Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival. Subasic was the first woman to win this prestigious award.

Subasic's subsequent films have all had great success and have been well-received by critics. In 2006, she released “The Good Night” which was nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes. In 2008, she released “The Piano Room”, a film about a Croatian woman in search of her identity, which was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards.

Subasic has also been involved in several other projects, including directing a documentary about the Bosnian War and producing a short film “The Last Day of Summer”. She has also done some television work, directing episodes of the Croatian series “Kako Ponavlja”.

Subasic continues to make an impact in the film industry, creating unique and powerful stories that reflect the struggles and triumphs of the people of Croatia. She has been an inspiration to many and will continue to be remembered as one of the most successful female directors in the world.

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