Date: 26 January 2023 (ended)
Section: FEATURE FILM COMPETITION
Location: Politeama Rossetti
Largo Giorgio Gaber, 1, 34126 Trieste TS
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(Un posto sicuro / Safe Place)
Croazia / Croatia
2022, HD, col., 102’
v.o. croata / Croatian o.v.
Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Juraj Lerotić. Fotografia / Photography: Marko Brdar Z.F.S. Montaggio / Editing: Marko Ferković. Suono / Sound: Hrvoje Radnić, Julij Zornik. Scenografia / Art Director: Jana Plećaš. Costumi / Costume Designer: Katarina Pilić. Interpreti / Cast: Snježana Sinovčić Šiškov, Goran Marković, Juraj Lerotić. Produzione / Produced by: Pipser. Coproduzione / Co-produced by: Zelena zraka. Con il sostegno di / Supported by: Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Eurimages, HRT, Cinelink, Slovenian Film Centre. Distribuzione internazionale / World Sales: Cercamon.
A traumatic event—a suicide attempt—creates a rift in the family’s everyday life. Their lives fundamentally
change, as if they are waging a war invisible to everyone else. The source of the story is autobiographical, it is addressed in the film and highlighted by the fact that the author/director plays himself.
Presented at the latest Locarno International Film Festival, Safe Place won the first Feature Award, the Best Emerging Director and the Best Actor awards of the “Filmmakers of the Present” competition.
“The film is reduced to the most acute, to a short time span and a clear situation that can be put in a nutshell: save the loved one.” (J. Lerotić)
Juraj Lerotić was born in 1978, in Kiel, Germany. He studied early childhood education and theology and graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, Department of Film and TV Directing. His last film, Then I See Tanja (2010), premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival, and was broadcast on Arte.
2010 Onda vidim Tanju (Then I See Tanja) cm / sf; Premi / Awards: Ljubljana IFF – Menzione speciale / Special mention. Zagreb FF – Miglior cortometraggio croato / Best Croatian Short 2022 Sigurno mjesto (Safe Place); Premi / Awards: Locarno IFF – Miglior opera prima, Miglior regista emergente e Miglior attore (Cineasti del presente) / Swatch First Feature Award, Best Emerging Director, Best Actor (Filmmakers of the Present). Sarajevo FF – Miglior film / Best Film, Miglior attore / Best Actor