The Diary of Diana B. / Dnevnik Diane Budisavljević (2019)

88 min / docu-fiction, Feature Film

A story follows a remarkable rescue campaign that took place in Zagreb during World War II. It is a story about a woman who, with a handful of her closest associates, saved more than 10,000 children from certain death in the infamous camps established by the Ustashe, collaborators of the Nazi Germany. For a long time, her name was erased from history, as her remarkable deeds were attributed to others. Her identity remained unknown even to the children whose lives she saved. Her name is Diana Budisavljevic.


Alma Prica
Igor Samobor
Mirjana Karanovič
Krešimir Mikić
Ermin Bravo

Film crew

Director: Dana Budisavljević
Screenwriter: Dana Budisavljević, Jelena Paljan
D.O.P.: Jasenko Rasol
Production designer: Duško Milavec, Ivo Hušnjak
Costume Designer: Martina Franić
Producer: Miljenka Čogelja, Olinka Vištica
Make up Artist: Dušica Vuksanović


Production Company: Hulahop
Co-production Company: This & That, December
Co-funding: HAVC / Hrvatski audiovizualni centar, Media, Slovenski filmski center, javna agencija RS, Euroimages, Srbski filmski center

Technical data

Film format: DCP
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Colours: b&w
Sound: stereo