Cinema for me is…
Matej in 25 frames
1. Describe yourself in ten words.
Ambitious and passionate about what I do all the time.
2. What are your 3 best qualities and your 3 worst habits?
I love working on interesting projects. Good with meeting new people. I’m ambitious in what I do.
I sleep a lot. I procrastinate. I leave the toilette seat up.
3. What is your dream job?
To work as a screenplay writer for HBO.
4. What do you like most about your country?
5. What is your favorite dish in your country?
Ćevapi u lepinji. Minced meat sticks in fried bread.
6. What is the word or the expression in your native language that you like the most and what does it mean?
Opušteno. It roughly means “Just stay relaxed, don’t stress”.
7. What European capital have you visited lately?
I’ve been to London, Prague, Paris and Strasbourg
8. Other than your own, which European country would you love to live in?
Portugal seems nice.
9. What does Europe means to you?
It’s like a big family with lots of different cousins who help each other out.
10. What are the European values that you share?
Unity and opportunity.
11. What film made you fall in love with cinema?
That’s a tough one. But one of them is most certainly The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
12. What is your favorite cinema theatre and what do you like about it?
The Urania in Osijek. I like it because of all the childhood memories I had over there, it is there that I watched my first movie.
13. Where do you like to watch movies and on which platform (DVD, online, cinema, mobile phone, etc.)?
I prefer cinema.
14. Who is your movie hero?
Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes.
15. If you were a movie director which one would you like to be?
16. Briefly describe your favorite scene
In The Lord of the Rings trilogy the scene where the hobbits try to bow down to Aragorn but he stops them and says: “My friends—you bow to no one.” And then everyone at the crowning bows down to the four hobbits.
17. What are the 5 best European films you have seen in the last year?
Mustang (Deniz Gamze Erguven, 2015) FR
Son of Saul (Laszlo Nemes, 2015) H
The High Sun (Dalibor Matanic, 2015) HR
In order of disappearance (Hans Petter Moland, 2014) NO
All the Best (Snjezana Tribuson, 2016) HR
18. Which is the film character that you most identify with?
The Narrator from Fight Club (David Fincher).
19. Your favorite soundtrack or song?
The Star Wars soundtrack.
20. If you had to live in a movie, which one would you like it to be?
Fargo (Just because of the atmosphere).
21. Your life becomes a bio-pic. Who plays the role of you?
22. Which talent would you most like to have?
23. What is your most treasured possession?
My fake Oscar.
24. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Getting into the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb.
25. What is your motto?
Never forget a good idea.
Matej is the ambassador of Kino Urania. Find out more about the cinema portrait here.