Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers
Havana Marking, UK, 2013
Directed by: Havana Marking
Script: Havana Marking
Producer: Mike Lerner, Martin Herring
Production company: Roast Beef Productions
Cinematography: Richard Gillespie
Editing: Joby Gee
Music: Simon Russell
Format: DCP
Running time: 89'

The Serbian Pink Panthers are the world's most successful gang of jewel thieves. With incredible access this gripping documentary film both tells their story and follows the Interpol task force set up to stop them. Playing out like a noir thriller and keeping their Hollywood-style heists at its centre, the film reveals the impact of a 21st Century mafia, opens the shady world of diamond trading, and retells the tragic history of the Balkans. As more of the world is controlled by such mafias – often aided and abetted by the West – it is a story we need to understand.

Awards and Festivals
Filmfestival Kitzbühel 2013 – Canon Audience Choice Award
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013

Directors Biography
Havana Marking is a British producer and director of documentary films. She is best known for the 2009 film 'Afghan Star' which won Best Director and the Audience Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. She has subsequently made films for HBO and More4. She is also Executive Producer on numerous films, notably 'To Hell and Back Again' nominated for an Academy Award 2012. 'Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers' is her second feature film.

Location and screening schedule:
ZAGREB PUPPET THEATER, Wednesday, October 23rd at 22.00
CINEMA TUŠKANAC, Saturday, October 26th at 19.00