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Croatia Reading and Movie List

Literature on Croatia

  • The Balkans Since 1453, by L.S. Stavrianos
  • Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia, by Rebecca West
  • Croatia: A Nation Forged in War, by Marcus Tanner
  • Dubrovnik: A History, by Robin Harris
  • How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed, by Slavenka Drakulic
  • Croatia: Travel in Undiscovered Country, by Tony Fabijančić
  • The Krajina Chronicle: A History of Serbs in Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia, by Srdja Trifkovic

Literature about Croatian Food & Wine

  • The Food and Cooking of Eastern Europe, by Lesley Chamberlain
  • Mosher: The Best of Croatian Cooking, by Liliana Pavicic and Gordana Pirker

Movies about or set in Croatia 

  • Actorul si Salbaticii (1974) – “The Actor and the Savages” directed by Manole Marcus
  • Ta divna splitska noć (2004) – “A Wonderful Night in Split” directed Arsen A. Ostojić. Nominated for a European Discovery Award.
  • Oprosti za kung fu (2004) – “Sorry for Kung Fu” directed by Ognjen Sviličić, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival.
  • Armin (2006) – Also by Ognjen Sviličić. This film was Croatia’s entry for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.