Ivo Brešan

Croatian writer

Ivo Brešan (27 May 1936 – 3 January 2017) was a Croatian playwright, novelist and screenwriter. He was for known for political satire. He was on screen from the early 1970s to 2006. His work included Acting Hamlet in the Village of Mrdusa Donja (1973), How the War Started on My Island (1996) and Marshal Tito's Spirit (1999). He had written screenplays with his son Vinko Brešan.

Brešan in May 2008

Brešan was born in Vodice. In 2001, he was awarded the Vladimir Nazor Award for Life Achievement in Literature

Brešan died on 3 January 2017 in Zagreb at the age of 80.[1]


  1. "Napustio nas je književni velikan Ivo Brešan". HRT (in Croatian). 3 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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