Croatian Feature Documentaries Retrospective

The Cloud

Miroslav Sikavica
Screening time  
26.02. / Wednesday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 1  
‘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 it did – less than four years later. His beating and death in 2008 and months-long search for the perpetrators, shook up the 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

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.

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2011, 78', video

Directed by:
Miroslav Sikavica

Screenplay by:
Miroslav Sikavica

Iva Kraljević

Edited by:
Iva Kraljević

Maja Vukić, Magdalena Petrović, Vinko Brešan

Produced by:
Fade In, Zagreb film

Festivals & Awards:

Days of Croatian Film 2012 – Best Editing; Best Production; Liburnia Film Festival 2012 – Best Film Award; Zagreb Film Festival 2011