Ivo Brešan

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Ivo Brešan
Ivo Brešan at the première of the film Nije kraj in 2008
Ivo Brešan at the première of the film Nije kraj in 2008
Born(1936-05-27)27 May 1936
Vodice, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Died3 January 2017(2017-01-03) (aged 80)
Zagreb, Croatia
Alma materUniversity of Zagreb
SpouseJelena Godlar-Brešan (?-2016)
ChildrenVinko Brešan

Ivo Brešan (27 May 1936[1] – 3 January 2017) was a Croatian playwright, novelist, and screenwriter, known for political satire. His work included screenplays written with his son Vinko.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Vodice, on 27 May 1936, but attended High School in Šibenik. He married late Croatian writer Jelena Brešan (née Godlar). She was a Jewish descent, from Slavonia. In 1964, they got a son Vinko, who is film director. His wife Jelena died on 20 September 2016. Ivo Brešan died after long and severe illness on January 3, 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia.



  1. ^ "Ivo Brešan". hciti.hr (in Croatian). Croatian Centre of ITI - UNESCO. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
  2. ^ Kelly, Laura (2001) "COMMUNISM AS VACATION DESTINATION", South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 1 June 2001.

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