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Ivica Zubak

Ivica Zubak (b. 1978) is the director and co-writer of the critically acclaimed A Hustler’s Diary (2017), which became one of the most successful Swedish films of the year. A Hustler’s Diary was also nominated for ‘Best Script’ at the 2018 Guldbagge Awards and won the Audience Award at the 2017 Warsaw International Film Festival.

Zubak, lauded for his ability to move between the drama and comedy genre, made his feature film debut with Dreams in 2009. He has since directed and written numerous short films, most notably Remnants of a Life (2013), which received an Honorable Mention at the 2013 Gothenburg Film Festival. Zubak’s ability to confidently portray and imbue characters with a fresh originality has earned him the regard of the Swedish and international film industry.

Zubak is one of the founders of the production company Indian Summer Film.

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Anna Croneman, Head of Drama at SVT: “It is a warm story about kinship in alienation, insanely funny and different to everything else in the comedy genre.”

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