The Balkan Bite

Croatia, seven years after bankruptcy. There is a fight going on in the world – water has become more precious than oil! In order to get hold of it, the powerful are ready to start wars, conquer, destroy, and even plant a zombievirus! Mićo, a bon viveur from Zagreb, whose daily routine includes massage parlours, restaurants and cinemas, where he watches a movie series featuring his favourite actress Franka Anić, is caught completely off guard by the zombie-epidemics. Nevertheless, he boldly embarks on an Odyssey accompanied by his movie heroine, with one highly unattainable, goal: to survive!

directed by: Predrag Licina
written by: Predrag Licina
cast: Kresimir MikicHristina PopovicTihana Lazovic, Dado Cosic
genre: comedy/horror/adventure/sci-fi
production: Croatia
language: Croatian

Sales Points:

  • mix of political satire & popular genre
  • first Balkan zombie comedy

Festivals & Awards:

  • Madeira Fantastic FilmFest – Best International Feature Film, Best Man Filmmaker, Z Award Best International Feature Film (Audience Award)
  • Trieste Film Festival 2020, Trieste, Italy – non-competition programme
  • Tromso International Film Festival 2020, Tromso, Norway – programme Overdrive
  • Pula Film Festival 2019, Pula, Croatia – Breza award for best debutant (Predrag Ličina), Golden Arena for Best Actress (Hristina Popovic), Golden Arena for Best Make-up (Svetlana Gutic and Miroslav Lakobrija), Golden Arena for Best Production Design (Jana Piacun), Golden Arena for Best Costume Design (Selena Orb)
  • Cottbus Film Festival 2019, Cottbus, Germany – programme Spectrum
  • Cinedays European Film Festival 2019, Skopje, North Macedonia – programme Sinebalkan Road Movie Festival 2019, Pilsen, Czech Republic
  • Mostar Film Festival 2019, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina – competition programme
  • Tuzla Film Festival 2019, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Actors Film Festival 2019, Vinkovci, Croatia
  • LIFFE – International Film Directors’ Festival 2019, Leskovac, Serbia – competition programme
  • Betina Film Festival 2019, Betina, Croatia
  • Zemunfest 2019, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Full Moon Horror and Fantasy Film Festival 2019, Biertan, Romania
  • International Road Movie Festival 2019, Pilsen, Czech Republic
  • Grossmann 15th Fantastic Film & Wine Festival 2019, Ljutomer, Slovenia
  • SOFEST 2019, Sopot, Serbia – competition programme
  • Sombor Film Festival 2019, Sombor, Serbia
  • 21114 Film fest 2019, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Horrorant Film Festival 2019, Athens, Greece
  • Ravno Selo Film Fest 2019, Ravno Selo, Serbia – competition programme
  • FEST 2019, Belgrade, Serbia – programme Serbian film