The Cloud / Oblak
Miroslav Sikavica, Croatia, 2011.
Directed by: Miroslav Sikavica
Script: Miroslav Sikavica
Producer: Miroslav Sikavica, Vinko Brešan
Production company: Fade In, Zagreb film
Cinematography: Iva Kraljević
Editing: Iva Kraljević
Running time: 78'
'I do not know where I'm going, but when I die, I would like to be cremated and put in some nice ashtray', wrote the 14-year-old Luka Ritz, contemplating about the meaning of life. Even in his wildest dreams he probably did not expect it would happen so soon. But id did – less then four years later. His beating and death in 2008 and months-long search for the perpetrators, shook up wide Croatian public and stimulated a strong citizens' campaign of resistance to juvenile violence. It is an intimate story that was taking place far from public scrutiny, a documentary film about a traumatic loss of a single son, the best friend and boyfriend which, during the period of one year after Luka's death, follows his loved ones and tells us about the necessity and importance of citizens' solidarity and activism in today's society.
Miroslav Sikavica, a film and TV director, was born in Zagreb in 1975. His filmography includes: ‘The Cloud’ (2011), ‘Od 6 mjeseci do 3 godine’ (2010), ‘Direkt: Čardak ni na nebu ni na zemlji’ (2009), ‘Direkt: Lopta, cipela, Coca-Cola’ (2008) ‘Gospođa za prije’ (2007), ‘Direkt: C2H5OH’ (2006), ‘Kako miriše nebo’ (2003), ‘Pad’ (2002). 'The Cloud' is his first feature-length documentary.
Location and screening schedule:
EUROPA CINEMA, Thursday, October 20th at 9.00
TUŠKANAC CINEMA, Thursday, October 20th at 21.00
DOCUCINEMA CROATIA, Friday, October 21st at 21.00
TUŠKANAC CINEMA, Sunday, October 23rd at 14.00