LEA AND DARIA

director: 
Branko Ivanda
country: 
CROATIA
year: 
2011
category: 
film
legth: 
97'
section: 
1914-2014. The Time of the Assassins
festival edition: 
2013
A powerful, true story of two 13-year-old girls; Lea Deutsch — known as the Croatian Shirley Temple, and her dancing partner, Daria Gasteiger. Selling out theatres and praised by critics hailing from both Croatia and Europe, the dancing duo comes face to face with the political realities of World War II. During the Nazi persecution of Jews and the later German nationals’ flight from Communists, a dramatic friendship is born through entertainment and dance, but also anxiety.