Terrarium
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    Terrarium

    Terarij

    Directed by

    Croatia

    2012

    24 min

    • Croatian

    Comedy, Short

    Max and Tina, two lonely teenage cousins are spending their summer vacation at their grandmother/s flat. They are bored and frustrated. The tensions between them rise.

    Awards

    • Best Short Film Award - Ljubljana FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Tena Cingel
    Tibor Knežević
    Screenplay
    Hana Jušić
    Sonja Tarokić
    Cinematography
    Jana Plećaš
    Editing
    Jan Klemsche

    Director's Statement

    This is a film about lonely people, teenage angst, and awkward sexuality in the atmosphere of a decrepit flat and scorching summertime.

    Production
    ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS IN ZAGREB
    Hana Jušić

    Hana Jušić

    Croatia

    I have always felt that people are like warm little beasts – they need love and closeness, but they are often suffocating and cruel, especially to the ones they love.

    Hana Jušić obtained MA degree in film and TV directing at Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. She also graduated in comparative literature and English language and literature from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2007 and she enrolled in the Postgraduate Doctor's Study of Literature and Film. So far, she has written and directed several short fiction and documentary films which have been shown at student, but also at some prominent European festivals. She has directed short films THE CHILL (premiered in competition at ISFF Oberhousen), GNATS, TICKS AND BEES, for which she has received Oktavijan award and the Jelena Rajkovic award and TERRARIUM, for which she received Oktavijan award for fiction film and Golden Pram award at Zagreb Film Festival. She has written the script for feature film THE MYSTERIOUS BOY, directed by Drazen Zarkovic. Her debut feature as a director/screenwriter QUIT STARING AT MY PLATE was developed at screenwriting workshop Torino Film Lab and premiered at Venice Days.

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