Under the Red Beacon| 26mins
Director: Bojana Momirovic | Producer: Bojana Momirovic
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: France
Dubrovnik is one of the most ancient towns along the Croatian coast. It is rich in history and tradition. The town has been a self ruling city-state for several centuries until the early 1800s, and Veniceâ€™s greatest rival in trade and economic and political power. Its white, thick city walls protected it from attacks from sea and land. Dubrovnik used to be a lively town that counted 5000 inhabitants! Music was played everywhere. Young men and women flirted on the main square. Supper was prepared in every home.... But today, Dubrovnik seems to have lost its soul. Modern times have made it into a tourist attraction. People have left the city walls and opened restaurants and hotels. Shops with toys and house tools disappeared and were replaced by souvenirs and expensive boutiques. Three generations of its inhabitants draw a nostalgic portrait and talk about places and moments that marked them and their beloved Dubrovnik.