|The best Croatian motion picture in the last five years, according to a survey
of 26 Croatian movie critics, which was published in “Hollywood” magazine in January 2005.
"'A Wonderful Night in Split' introduces another talented filmmaker making his
feature film debut. Arsen Anton Ostojic graduated from the film department at New York University,
directed a handful of awarded shorts and now is (...) a pacesetting filmmaker to watch in New
(Ron Holloway, "Kinema" Canada, December 4, 2004)
"Writer-director Ostojic' is the hero in the end for very appropriate casting (half of
them non-actors and all from Split itself) and the adept realization of an adventurous story
structure that cuts well, unifies the parts into an intelligible, effective whole, and delivers
its message about the wasting effects of drugs on individuals and the fabric of society."
(Jules Brenner, Variagate.com)
"'A Wonderful Night in Split' is, in my
opinion, the best domestic movie shot since Croatia became an independent country in the early
(Marko Njegic, Hollywood, November 2004)
"The author expertly
achieves a dramaturgic harmony of time and space, which has rarely been found in the last while,
by brilliantly intertwining three separate stories."
(Marijana Jakoljevic, Glas Koncila,
October 17, 2004)
"This creation should be watched and remembered. It is art in its
highest form, bordering on genius."
(Zvonimir Berkovic, Jutarnji list, Oct.16, 2004)
"Carefully constructed and realized, this film is bursting with creative energy"
(Bosko Picula, "Globus" October 8, 2004)
of a heavy contemporary subject in the claustrophobic ghetto of Split… with its sincerity and
clear dramaturgy and storyline the film has received many accolades"
"Jutarnji list", August 28, 2004)
"This is a true gem of moviemaking,
a perfectly orchestrated story concentrated on the fates of a number of protagonists..."
(Nenad Polimac, Globus, July 30, 2004)
"This motion picture seems to be a product
made in some other galaxy..."
(Jurica Pavicic, Jutarnji list, July 24, 2004)
"Excellent direction and acting, extremely convincing, with a series of suggestive and
occasionally humorous details, not to mention the fascinating black and white photography..."
(Nenad Polimac, Dnevnik, July 23, 2004.)
"Excellent Work by Split Crew."
(Headline in Slobodna Dalmacija July 23, 2004.)
"Ostojic’s movie is
superior in all respects – direction, screenplay, concept and technical workmanship. More
importantly, this motion picture is also superior in frame of mind."
Jutarnji list, July 22, 2004)