Among the methods a textbook for learning Croatian as a foreign language recommends are: role playing, reading aloud, the staging of fairy tales and plays or writing postcards. The book, dating from 1968, is aimed mainly at the Croatian diaspora in the USA and concerns the visit of an émigré family to Croatia in order to introduce their children to their »cultural heritage«. In Postcards, director Ana Hušman falls back on the dialogues and methods set out in the text book and has them performed by amateur actors and professional actors.
Born 1977, Ana Hušman studied multimedia and art education at the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts in Croatia, graduated in 2002 and now works there in the Department of Animated Film & New Media. She exhibits regularly at solo and group exhibitions. Her films have been screened at many international film festivals and received several awards. Nogomed, Rucak and Plac have all been shown at past IFFF Dortmund+Köln.
Films by Ana Hušman
Nogomed 2011 | Rucak 2008 | Plac 2006 | Home 2003 | Daily Progress 1999