The Brave Adventures of a Little Shoemaker *** Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Movie based on a famous novel written by Ivana Brlic Mazuranic
| The most watched Croatian children’s fiction film
In just 18 days The Brave Adventures of a Little Shoemaker became the most watched Croatian children’s fiction film since the independence – seen by the total of 84,762 viewers.
The Brave Adventures of a Little Shoemaker, live action adaptation of Croatian classic Šegrt Hlapić, in the first 18 days since the opening (7-24 November) attracted as many as 84,762 viewers, scoring the top position on the list of the most watched children’s films since 1990. The only children’s film that attained better rates is the animated adaptation of the same book – Lapitch the Little Shoemaker (1997), with almost 220 thousand viewers.
The first weekend Little Shoemaker attracted 21,693 viewers and the second only slightly less – 20,648 – and 16,229 in the third. The results exceeded the recent children’s hits, with over 70 thousand viewers, and it could reach the score of the two most watched Croatian films in the 21st century – The Priest’s Children and What Is a Man Without a Moustache.
The Brave Adventures of a Little Shoemaker were adapted and directed by Silvije Petranović and are starring the 13-year-old Mile Biljanović in the title role. Gita is played by Ena Lulić and Majstor Mrkonja by Goran Navojec. The film was produced by Maydi Film and co-funded by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre. The distributer is Blitz film & video.
| Film winner of the Golden Gate of Pula Audience Award
Apprentice Lapitch, the little shoemaker sets off on a journey after experiencing injustice from the cruel Master Mrkonja. On his journey he meets Gita, a beautiful little circus girl who is an orphan just like him. They share adventures and experience problems during their journey. They have nowhere to sleep, no food and are poorly clothed, but nothing scares them. They are bold and happy, willing to help everyone. On the night of the full moon something terrible happens, and changes everything…
Original Music by Anita Andreis
Solo Violin – Krunoslav Maric
Soprano – Mary Crnkovic Pilas
Piano – Anita Andreis
Orchestration, Arrangement, Recording – Anita Andreis