Rajko Grlić

Rajko Grlić

Grlić at the Nije kraj premiere in May 2008.
Born (1947-09-02) 2 September 1947
Zagreb, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia
Years active 1974 - present
Parent(s) Danko Grlić
Eva Osias
Awards Cannes Palme d'Or
Nominated 1978 Bravo Maestro
Golden Arena for Best Director
1984 In the Jaws of Life
Tokyo Grand Prix
1989 That Summer of White Roses
San Sebastián Golden Shell
Nominated 2006 Karaula

Rajko Grlić (born 2 September 1947, Zagreb, SR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia) is a Croatian film director and producer. He is an "Eminent Scholar in Film" at Ohio University, Athens, USA and artistic director of the Motovun Film Festival, Motovun, Croatia.[1]


Rajko Grlić was born in 1947 in Zagreb, SR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia. His father was Danko Grlić, famous Croatian philosopher. Grlić's (Gerlich) family by father's side came to Zagreb from Schwarzwald, Germany in the 19th century, while his mother Eva (née Izrael) is from Jewish family of Sarajevo.[2][3]

He graduated from the Film Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU)[4] at the same time as Emir Kusturica, Serbian film director. Both had Yugoslav passport at that time. During Croatian War of Independence Grlić moved to the USA.

Filmography (Director)


See also


Awards and achievements
Pula Film Festival
Preceded by
Srđan Karanović
for Something In-Between
Golden Arena for Best Director
Rajko Grlić

for In the Jaws of Life
Succeeded by
Emir Kusturica
for When Father Was Away on Business
Preceded by
Goran Dević & Zvonimir Jurić
for The Blacks
Golden Arena for Best Director
Rajko Grlić

for Just Between Us
Succeeded by
Dalibor Matanić
for Daddy
Tokyo International Film Festival
Preceded by
Wu Tianming
for Old Well
Grand Prix
Rajko Grlić

for That Summer of White Roses
Succeeded by
John Sayles
for City of Hope
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