Train in the Snow

  • Mate Relja
  • Jugoslavija - Hrvatska
  • 1976
  • 84'
  • Vlak u snijegu

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Schoolchildren from the countryside leave for a field trip to the city to visit the printer of the magazine Smilje. When their teacher falls ill, he is forced to stay behind and the children have to return on their own. But their train gets stuck in snow and they take the initiative and try to get out of the difficult situation. Based on the well-known novel by Mate Lovrak, Train in the Snow is a story about childhood and overcoming problems with unity despite mutual differences. The film is also popular thanks to the charming songs written by Arsen Dedić. It is also the first children’s film which won the audience award in Pula.

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Mate Relja

Croatian film director best known for his action thriller Point 905 (1960), and children’s films Opasni put (1963, Venice — Golden Lion for children’s film) and Train in the Snow (1976). The adaptation of Mate Lovrak’s classic children’s novel is his last feature film.

Train in the Snow

Mate Relja
Mate Relja
Slavko Štimac, Gordana Inkret, Željko Malčić, Edo Peročević, Ratko Buljan, Antun Nalis, Branko Matić, Budimir Pavlović, Vlado Bačić
Ivica Rajković
Blaženka Jenčik
Croatia film, Radna zajednica filma
Festivals & Awards
Pula Film Festival 1976 – Audience Award