Neven Hitrec

Neven Hitrec



Neven Hitrec is a Croatian film director, screenwriter and producer best known for his critically acclaimed films such as The Perfect Circle and The High Sun. Born on February 15, 1979 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Hitrec began his career at the age of 19 when he wrote and directed his first short film entitled “The Illusion of Life”.

Hitrec attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb, Croatia. In 2000, Hitrec wrote and directed his first feature film, The Perfect Circle. The film was a critical success, winning multiple awards at festivals throughout Europe. It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2001.

Hitrec’s next film, The High Sun, was released in 2015. The film was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016, the first Croatian film to receive the nomination. The film also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2017.

Hitrec has been a part of numerous other critically acclaimed films, including The Black Pin (2006), The Priest’s Children (2013), and The Constitution (2016). Hitrec has also directed television shows such as My Mother, the Spy (2006) and The Time of the Gypsies (2011).

In addition to his film and television work, Hitrec has worked as a producer on several films, including The Trap (2007) and The Musician (2009). He also served as an executive producer on the award-winning documentary The Other Side of Everything (2017).

Neven Hitrec has established himself as one of the most accomplished filmmakers in Croatia and beyond. He is renowned for his commitment to realism and his ability to create thoughtful and powerful films that touch on social and political issues. His films have been widely recognised for their artistic excellence and his contributions to the film industry have been celebrated throughout the world.

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