The Constitution has now won 23 festival awards since its premiere, major awards include:
Jeffrey C. Barbakow Award for Best International Feature Film at Santa Barbara International Film Festival;
Bridging the Borders Award at South East European Film Festival;
Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress awards at Milan International Film Festival;
Award for Best Original Screenplay, Award for Best Actor and Audience award at European Film Festival in Lecce, four Golden Arenas (Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director of Photography;
Also, the film had highly successful cinema distribution in Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Macedonia, the Czech Republic and, recently, Poland.
Some right-wing advocates may find the film controversial for its approach thru hate, prejudice and intolerance for the differences between the nationalities, gender, religion and sexual orientation. But critics are delighted with the film, having unanimous opinions.
«A wonderful example of a complex story that plays with various kinds of prejudices. A heavy topic that becomes accessible through irony and light tones.» – 18. European Film Festival, Lecce, Italy
«The Constitution, by Croatian director Rajko Grlić, touches your heart and soul — and lingers in your mind longer and deeper than any blockbuster loaded with an overabundance of special effects.” – Culture LA
“Ultimately, what won us of The Constitution is its ability to speak to people living and not of dead ideas. And this is not in the form of «tragedy» the story and the characters that animate it. On the contrary, he speaks of those «difficult things» with a hint of a smile, with a warmth and love that you can try to even the most negative character.” – CineClandestino.it
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