The film ‘Dnevnik Diane Budisavljevic’ (Diary of Diana Budisavljevic) will be screened at the Free Zone (Slobodna Zona) Film Festival in Belgrade in early November.
A film about the woman who saved 10,000 children from German concentration camps won several awards at this year’s Pula festival, beating the competition that was the most expensive film in the Croatian film history – the film about the life of General Ante Gotovina.
Alma Prica brilliantly plays the main role in the film which depicts life in Zagreb in the 1940s, as well numerous heartbreaking scenes – children in concentration camps, mothers who refuse to separate themselves from their children… Thanks to her dedication, courage and big heart, over the course of the Second World War, Diana has managed to save 10,000 children from death.
Budisavljevic has carefully kept a register of their names, photos and all the information she had, hoping to one day reunited them with their mothers who were taken to concentration camps in Germany. At the end of the war, however, here files were confiscated and lost.
The renowned Serbian actors, Mirjana Karanovic and Tihomir Stanic play supporting roles in the film.
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