No One's Son
Added to my films
A 36-year old ex-rock singer and a disillusioned war veteran Ivan has lost both legs in the recent Croatian Homeland War. His father Izidor has been a well-known political prisoner in the former Yugoslavia, and he is now standing as an independent candidate for the Croatian Parliament. Then a face from the past re-appears: an impoverished Serbian refugee called Simo, who has recently returned to town. As an ex-communist official, Simo imprisoned Izidor decades ago. He knows certain facts about Izidor that could destroy his reputation and wreck his political campaign. Simo demands money in return for his silence and he also has a secret rendezvous with Ivan’s mother, Ana. Soon a long-buried secret surfaces – with huge repercussions for Ivan. He starts to provoke hard-line Croatians by singing Serbian nationalistic songs, daring them to kill him. Arsen Anton Ostojic (43) was born in Split, Croatia. He started making short films at the age of twelve, participating at various junior film festivals. At the age of fourteen his short film "The Stone Mason" was aired on TV as the best short by a teenager. His short film "The Bird Lover" successfully participated at 15 film festivals around the world. It was awarded the Audience Award at the Hamburg Short Film Festival in 1993. In 2004 he wrote and directed a full-length feature film "A Wonderful Night in Split", which was nominated for the Discovery-Fassbinder Award by the European Film Academy as the best first or second film in Europe in 2004; it was Croatian entry for the 78th Academy Awards. Arsen also worked as the 2nd unit director on "The Hunting Party", a new film by Richard Shepard ("The Matador"), starring Richard Gere, Terrence Howard and Diane Kruger.