Antonio and Nikola are inseparable friends who live across the street from each other and share a love for pyrotechnics and cell phones. Their families have been feuding for years because of what seems to be an easily solvable problem: water flowing from the upper to the lower house. The friendship of two boys on the threshold of puberty will be put to the test during the Christmas holidays when much more dangerous secrets and interests are revealed between the two families, and the hatred of the elders is being transferred to the children via the water. The film got its name from a local mineral that, in contact with water, releases a flammable gas that gives a powerful detonation when combined with flame.


Josip Žuvan was born in 1987. He has a master’s degree in Film and TV Directing at the Academy of Dramatic Arts, majoring in feature film. During his studies, he made short fiction, experimental and animated films that were shown at domestic and foreign festivals. He is a member of the Association of Croatian Film Directors. He works as a director, screenwriter and creative producer on numerous television commercial projects that have achieved exceptional viewership and popularity on the domestic and regional TV market. Garbura is his first feature film.


San Sebastián International Film Festival 2022


CARBIDE (fic.)
Josip Žuvan
Country: Croatia, Serbia
Year: 2022.
Runtime: 113’
Language: Croatian
Cast: Franko Floigl, Mauro Ercegović Gracin, Ljubomir Bandović
Production: Maxima film, Biberche Productions

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