BABAJANJAAnte Zlatko Stolica
An oneiric documentary essay with suspense of a horror awarded at Sarajevo Film Festival and MakeDOX for its stunning visuals and original way of mixing childhood ghosts with harsh reality.
Croatia | 2022 | 13 min
PRODUCTION: Tibor Keser, Vanja Jambrovic – Restart
SCREENPLAY: Ante Zlatko Stolica
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Katarina Zlatec
EDITING: Iva Ivan
SOUND: Hrvoje Niksic
With a suitable, well-chosen tone of the voice over, the film looks back in time. The narrator is trying to find the mysterious woman he was scared of as a child. Digging through his memories, dreams and forgotten horror films, he seeks to discover who she was and where she is today. He includes his family, relatives, fellow villagers in his investigation – no one is particularly keen on helping, but gathering more and more information about her, he is getting closer.
Festivals & Awards (selection)
Sarajevo Film Festival, 2022 – Special Jury Mention | MakeDox, 2022 – Best Short Documentary | ZagrebDox 2022 – World Premiere | Croatian Film Days, 2022 | DOK Leipzig, 2022
Ante Zlatko Stolica was born in 1985 in Split. He graduated in Croatian Studies and Philosophy from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. He is the author of several short films (documentary and feature). He co-wrote and has a leading role in the fiction film A Very Brief Excursion, directed by Igor Bezinović, winner of the Golden Arena for Best film in 2017. He is the author of the short story collection Close to Everything (Fraktura, 2020). He lives and works in Zagreb.