Of Hockey and Bears
Directed by Radislav Jovanov Gonzo, Josip Ivančić
Documentary film, 2014, 150′
In the last several seasons Medveščak hockey players brought us excellent news. What should have been a refreshment in sports, a rehabilitation of a sport with a certain tradition in Zagreb, turned out to be a real sensation. Ice hockey club Medveščak entered a relevant competition system, the EBEL league, and already in its first competition season accomplished an incredible success. The players of the team composed of Americans and Canadians, Americans and Canadians with Croatian roots, a couple of domestic players, Slovaks and Slovenians, became real urban sports heroes.
In times when certain sporting events in Croatia are secured by cordons of counter- terrorism police units and when repressive legislations are introduced in order to regulate behavior of the fans on sports battlegrounds, there has never been any fan incident during the games of Medveščak. Sector B, represented by the faithful Medveščak fans who merit special attention since they practically established a new scale of values, deserves a film.
Written by Antonio Nuić, Josip Ivančić, Radislav Jovanov Gonzo
Producers Boris T. Matić, Lana Ujdur
Production company Propeler Film (HR)
Co-production Al Jazeera Balkans (BA), Zagreb film (HR)
Director of photography Josip Ivančić, Radislav Jovanov Gonzo
Editors Ana Štulina, Andrija Gvozdić Michl
Sound designer Hrvoje Štefotić