Rajko Grlić

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Rajko Grlić
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Grlić at the Nije kraj premiere in May 2008.
Born (1947-09-02) 2 September 1947 (age 73)
Years active1974 – present
Parent(s)Danko Grlić
Eva Osias
AwardsCannes 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) is a Croatian film director, producer and screenwriter. He is a professor of film theory at Ohio University and artistic director of the Motovun Film Festival in 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. During Croatian War of Independence Grlić moved to the USA.

In 2017, Grlić has signed the Declaration on the Common Language of the Croats, Serbs, Bosniaks and Montenegrins.[5]

Rajko Grlić (right), IFFI (2016)


As director[edit]

As producer[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.finearts.ohio.edu/film/pages/fac-staff/rajko_grlic.htm
  2. ^ Šuvar, Mira (6 July 2008). "U Beograd rado dolazim" (in Serbian). Blic. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Rajko Grlić: Pizdarija je kad danas vele da se nije smjelo slaviti Božić" (in Serbian). Buka. 16 August 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Rajko Grlic". Archived from the original on 30 December 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
  5. ^ Derk, Denis (28 March 2017). "Donosi se Deklaracija o zajedničkom jeziku Hrvata, Srba, Bošnjaka i Crnogoraca" [A Declaration on the Common Language of Croats, Serbs, Bosniaks and Montenegrins is About to Appear]. Večernji List (in Serbo-Croatian). Zagreb: Večernji list. pp. 6–7. ISSN 0350-5006. Archived from the original on 23 May 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2019.

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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