Cinema Chicago Logo

Vinko Bresan

Vinko Bresan

Director of The Priest's Children, Croatia and Serbia

Q: What film inspired you to start a career as a filmmaker?

A: After I saw the Croatian film Handcuffs by Krsto Papić in 1976, I instantly knew I wanted to make movies.

Q: Did you make The Priest's Children with a specific audience in mind?

A: I believe that every film has to have enough layers to be accepted by both a broad audience and a cinephilic audience. I would never agree to make a film for a specific kind of audience, and that's why I didn't make The Priest's Children in that way.

Q: What memorable events happened during the production of The Priest's Children?

A: The producer couldn't get a license to shoot some sequences in the church because the head of the Catholic Church in Croatia already knew what the film was about, and had banned the shooting. That's why we secretly filmed the scenes in a small church that is not under the authority of the bishop.

Q: What did you learn from working on The Priest's Children?

A: I learned that the greatest pleasure is making a film with your friends.

Q: If you could work with any actor, living or dead, who would it be?

A: Raul Julia.

Click here to view screening dates and times for The Priest's Children