Prebaci na Hrvatski

What Remains


Hotel Opatija was built in 1888. From the time of Austro-Hungary until today, it has changed, expanded and continued its existence in several countries. At the current stage, the hotel is closed for guests and its employee Ivanka performs the only remaining duty there. Large, once pompous spaces are now empty and neglected, while their walls seem to dread the future and the final judgment for the building, simultaneously absorbing its past. The hotel is also a quiet place of private stories, personal memories and attachments.

Silvija Bumbak was born in 1991 in Rijeka. She received her MA in English Language and Literature from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb as well as in Comparative History from Central European University in Budapest. She is a film critic, a translator and a teacher. She prod...