Safe Place

  • Juraj Lerotić
  • Croatia
  • 2022
  • 104'
  • Sigurno mjesto

A traumatic event – a sudden suicide attempt – opens a gap in the everyday life of a family of three. Their lives are upturned, as if they have been pulled into a war invisible to anyone else. Juraj Lerotić’s (Then I see Tanja, Golden Pram ZFF Checkers 2010) long-awaited feature has exceeded all expectations and arrives at ZFF with a handful of prestigious awards best debut film, director and actor (Goran Marković) at Locarno and the Heart of Sarajevo for best film and actor (Juraj Lerotić). The poignant and intimate drama based on the director’s personal experience is Croatia’s Oscar entry.

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Juraj Lerotić

Born in Kiel, Germany in 1978. He studied early childhood education and theology and later graduated in Film and TV Directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. His last medium-length film, Then I See Tanja (2010) premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and was broadcast on ARTE.

Safe Place

Juraj Lerotić
Juraj Lerotić
Juraj Lerotić, Snježana Sinovčić, Goran Marković
Marko Brdar
Marko Ferković
Miljenka Čogelja, Nevenka Sablić, Saša Ban
Pipser, Zelena zraka
Festivals & Awards
Locarno Film Festival – Concorso Cineasti del presente – Best Emerging Director Award of the City and Region of Locarno, Pardo for Best Actor, Swatch First Feature Award; Sarajevo Film Festival – Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film, Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor, CICAE Award, Cineuropa AWARD

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