The film appears to be set in Yugoslavia in the late 1980s, as a family welcomes their beloved uncle, who has returned home from Germany for the holidays. The reunited family enjoys the Christmas lunch until a smartphone starts ringing. It’s a sign that it is not the 1980s, it’s not quite Christmas time either, and it is not just the served turkey that can be cut with a knife – the tension can, too.
Feature fiction, 90'
Sense production (RS)
Ana Savić Gecan
Script development supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Project development supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Production supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Presale by the Croatian radiotelevision (HRT)
Mediterranean Film Insitute – Script to Film workshop 2017.
About the directors
Andrija Mardešić (1985) graduated film and TV directing at the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Arts. His short films brought him critical acclaim from Croatian film festivals including awards and special mentions for his latest work „Two all alone“. He also directed one of 3 short films in TV omnibus Short circuits (2014) by Croatian National Television. After graduation he worked as director or writer on numerous TV series: Wind Rose (2011/12.), #Don’t tell anyone (2014.), Whichever Way the Ball Bounces (2015), Y- Generation (2014/15.), Zlatni dvori(2016).His short films include Scream in Darkness (2006), Night Drive (2006) The Damned (2007), Two (2011) , Iris (2012) , Short circuits (2013.), Two all alone (2016).
David Kapac was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1986. In 2005 he enrolled into the undergraduate study at the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated in 2011, earning a master’s degree in TV and film directing. His professional career started during his junior year, working as a director and a screenwriter on projects for HRT (Croatian national television) as well as on numerous TV and web commercials for various productions and marketing agencies. His short films earned him critical acclaim on Croatian film festivals and he was listed several times as one of the most promising young filmmakers by the film critics. Since 2011 he has been working as director and creative producer in FremantleMedia Croatia, on TV series for RTL Croatia.