In the glory of her retirement, Mirela (63) gets the news that she is a nominee for The Secretary Of The Year. Her life finally makes sense. The award would be the crown of her career and it would reveal to all who she really is. Her words and life choices would get almost mythical dimension. She is traveling to a seminar in Crikvenica where the competition is going to be held. Low season at the small coastal town kitschy hotel traditionally serves as a refuge for accountants, secretaries and head masters of primary and secondary schools. These are the voyages of their vacation and exhaust valve.
Feature fiction, 90'
script development supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre 2018.
About the directress
Silva Ćapin (Osijek, 1989.) is film screenwriter and director. She holds BA degree in Comparative Literature (Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Zagreb) and both BA and MA degree in Film and TV directing (Academy of dramatic art at the University of Zagreb). During her studies at the Academy, she directed short films with which she attended various film festivals. From 2014 to 2017, she worked at Croatian public televison (Croatian Radiotelevision, HRT) as a director in the Cultural, Children’s and Entertainment Program. Currently, she is writing and directing Radioplays for Croatian Radio (Croatian Radiotelevision, HRT) and is in postproduction with her short film The Rudeness of a German Lady (Best project of 2018th EUROPEAN SHORT PITCH) and in development of her first feature-length The Secretaries (Best project of Sarajevo Film Festival 2017th Pack&Pitch program with the title On Leave).