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Snow White

Famous Croatian actress Lana Baric after writing a screenplay for the film “Tereza 37” (screened at our previous edition), came out with her directorial debut. This thought provoking film deals also with a female character, a woman who struggles with her painful past.


Zeljka is a 40-year-old woman, living a quiet life in an isolated village. An unexpected visit will take her back to the past, shaking up her daily routine. Impressive visual style and surreal turn of the narrative, opens for the audience many possible ways to contemplate on what happens to a woman whose soul is wounded. Lana Baric’s directorial debut was the Best Croatian Short Film at Motovun Film Festival, it was screened at the Oscar qualifying In the Palace Film Festival in Bulgaria and successfully travelled internationally. Lana also wrote the screenplay and played the lead role.


Croatia | 2022 | 15 min


PRODUCTION: Vinko Bresan – Zagreb Film

CAST: Lana Baric, Niksa Butijer, Marica Vidusic, Neven Aljinovic Tot

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Branko Linta, Filip Tot

EDITING: Vladimir Gojun

SCREENPLAY: Saturday 26 November / 17:45 hours / Zaal 6 / Dutch Premiere

Festivals & Awards (selection)

Motovun Film Festival, 2022 – Best Croatian Short Film | International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival, 2022 – Best International Short Film | Klein Film Festival, 2022 – Silver Hugo | Berlin Interfilm Festival | Buenos Aires International Film Festival | Chicago International Film Festival | In the Palace International Short Film Festival | Trieste Film Festival – World Premiere

Director’s bio

Lana Barić was born in Split, Croatia. In 2005 she earned her acting degree from the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. Since 2011 she has been a member of the drama ensemble at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. She has acted in more than forty stage productions and in as many films and TV series, receiving numerous awards and accolades. She has written several screenplays for short films as well as the screenplay for the feature film Tereza37, which won her the Golden Arena for Best Screenplay at the 2020 Pula Film Festival. The film also won an additional five Golden Arenas, including the Grand Golden Arena for Best Festival Film and was an official Croatian entry for the Academy Awards. The short film Snow White is her directorial debut. Currently, she’s working on a screenplay for her directorial feature debut called Eve after the Fall which she is developing at Split Script with Razvan Radulescu, Torino Film Lab with Isabelle Fauvel and EAVE professional training for project development with Michael Kitzberger and Martin Daniel. She’s a Croatian participant in European Writers Desk 2022 organized by Creative Europe Media Desk. She was a vice president of Croatian Filmmakers Association from 2018 till 2022 and a member of Croatian Audiovisual Council at the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC).