SCREENING | DECEMBER 11th, 2019, 18:40 - 20:10
Q&A | DECEMBER 11th, 2019, 20:10 - 20:30

Feature documentary film on the phenomenon of Uskoks of Senj, legendary corsairs and anti-Osman soldiers from 16. and 17. centuries. It is a story of the period when small town of Senj was in the very midst of power play of great political powers of the period: Republic of Venice, Osman Empire and Habsburg Empire. Using their unique skills of warfare, Uskoks of Senj lived independently for almost a century, successfully defying great powers.

Superbly produced, “The Age of Uskoks” is specific, mixed format of a documentary based on scientific knowledge, and the art of film. Hundreds of historically accurate costumes have been made for the project, as well as huge scenographic object, such as life-size Venetian war galley made in HRT studios. State-of-the-art computer technology was extensively used to reconstruct buildings and landscapes of the period. World’s top historians from universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Sorbonne appear in the movie as commentators, as well as some of the most famous Croatian actors.

Producer of the series is Marija Kosor (The Republic, Alka), director of photography is Branko Cahun H.F.S (Croatian Kings, The Republic, Insane Roman Emperors), editor is Dubravko Prugovečki (Croatian Kings, The Republic, Insane Roman Emperors), music is composed and performed by Croatian duo “Mystic Barbarism” (Croatian Kings, The Republic, Insane Roman Emperors), costumes were made by Jasna Zvonković-Ljevaković (The Republic), art director is Igor Juras (The Republic) and writer and director is Božidar Domagoj Burić (Croatian Kings, The Republic, Insane Roman Emperors)

“The Age of Uskoks” is also made in 4 episode television series format, which will be broadcasted at HRT in February 2020.


Don't miss a conversation with the man behind "The Age of Uskoks" moderated by Damir Novinić