English title: People from the Milky Way
The world we live in is changing dramatically. Being a transition country on the way to the European Union, Croatia is facing dilemmas and hard decisions. Individuals are anxiously trying to read off their destiny and their chances in future. This is a story about arduous everyday life, anxiety, plans and dreams of popular dairywomen from Zagreb’s green markets. The popular cottage cheese with cream they are selling could either become a Croatian brand or could disappear due to new rules and regulations. How does the world politics affect the lives of these people and their families? Do they and their cheese have future? Will their sons, daughters and grandchildren inherit the long acquired family skills or will they leave their farms and leave the country in search of better jobs?
2009., 60′, color, video
Directed by: Miroslav Mikuljan
Screenplay by: Marija Peakić-Mikuljan
Cinematography: Vedran Šamanović
Edited by: Mladen Medić
Music: Vjeran Šalamon
Producer: Tomislav Žaja
Produced by: Gral Film
12. ITF CRO 2009 – The best film up to 60 minutes
ZagrebDOX 2010 – Audience Award
Miroslav Mikuljan was born in 1943 in Krizevci, Croatia. Graduated from the Film and TV Editing department at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. As a member of the Cinema club, Kino klub Zagreb, he earned the title of Master of the Amateur Film. From 1970 to 1990 he made numerous documentary films and serials, two children’s TV films, three TV dramas, two short films, and two feature films. In 1995 he becomes chief-editor of Croatian Television’s Documentary Program. In 2002, he ceases work as head of the Documentary Program and resumes directing artistic and socially relevant documentary films.
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