The world-wide lockdown of the spring of 2020 is slowly coming to the film screens, with the shorts leading the way for the feature-length work.
Zagreb Film Festival
Marit Weerheijm’s script is cleverly constructed in the way that there is no explanation whatsoever: we have to follow the trip in order to realize what Inay’s “game” is about.
Filmed in a boxy 4:3 ratio, the film amplifies the anxiety and the existential dread its protagonist is facing.
Nine Months premiered at the Checkers competition of Zagreb Film Festival, highlighting the irony that Lukić playing himself as the protagonist here once again wears the festival T-shirt in every frame of the film.
Anton Sazonov’s strong and distressful short fiction film Leave of Absence premiered at the last year’s edition of Locarno, where it was awarded for the best direction in Leopards of the Future competition.
Technically competent, narratively elliptical and ambiguous, I’m Not Telling You Anything, Just Sayin’ is a potential festival darling.
Realistically shot, in Cinemascope that highlights the rough, concrete urban vista of Split projects, by almost exclusively hand-held camera operated by Tomislav Sutlar, and accompanied by the soundtrack composed of the Croatian and Serbian trap hits, Snitch plays almost like an anthropological study with Deni as an example.
However autobiographical in its core, Summer Fruits is, after all, a fiction film in which Lukić demonstrates that he can also work with actors.