Mate Matišić

Mate Matišić (born 17 January 1965) is a Croatian playwright, screenwriter, composer and musician. His plays have been staged in Croatian theaters as well as internationally, and some of them have been adapted into feature films. As a composer, he is best known for his film and theatrical music. He is a three-time winner of Golden Arena for Best Film Music, awarded at the Pula Film Festival. Matišić was born in Ričice, near Imotski. At the age of six, he moved to Zagreb, where he finished elementary and high school. Matišić graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, but he never practiced law. Between 1996 and 1998, Matišić worked as a dramaturge in Jadran Film. Since 1998, he works at the Croatian Radio. He is also a docent at the Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb, where he is head of the Department of Dramaturgy. He is married and a father of three. Matišić began to write in his senior year in high school. He wrote his first play, Namigni mu, Bruno!, in 1985; it premiered in the Croatian National Theatre in Split in 1987 as Bljesak zlatnog zuba.


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