RUTA AND THE MONUMENT
alternative film, dvcam / beta sp, colour, stereo, 17' 50''
Croatian Film Clubs' Association
The film was partly financed by the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Croatia, artistic adviser for alternative film Željko Sarić.
The video is inspired with the short fiction story (by Miljenko Jergovic) of Jewish 'princess' from 1943 who wished to become invisible.
On another part of the film we follow tourist guide in the end of 2006 'interpreting' Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin. The guide speaks in English and retells scandals and anecdotes related to the monument. Tourists are smiling all the time.
An excerpt from the novel Ruta Tannenbaum by Miljenko Jergovic was used in the film.