Safe Place

Feature film

Safe place

A traumatic event — a suicide attempt — creates a rift in the family’s everyday life. Their lives fundamentally change, as if they are waging a war invisible to everyone else. The source of the story is autobiographical, it is addressed in the film and highlighted by the fact that the author/director plays himself.

Date:
YEAR:
2022.
DIRECTOR:
Juraj Lerotić
SCREENWRITER:
Juraj Lerotić
PRODUCER:
Miljenka Čogelja
DURATION:
102 minutes.
WORLD PREMIERE:
75th Locarno Film Festival

“Juraj Lerotić consistently finds strong angles and compositions which render Safe Place a compelling visual experience.”

Neil Young, Screen Daily

“Raw, authentic emotion and inventive lyricism combine in Juraj Lerotić’s sensitive, devastating reckoning with an acute mental health crisis
in the family.”

The Film Verdict

"Safe Place, a film already not given to taking it easy<br>on viewers’ emotions, the meek, honest delivery of<br>a single word — “Sorry” — shatters the heart irreparably <br>into a million small shards."

Guy Lodge, Variety

DIRECTOR AND SCREENWRITER: Juraj Lerotić

MAIN ROLES: Juraj Lerotić, Snježana Sinovčić Šiškov, Goran Marković

PRODUCER: Miljenka Čogelja

CO-PRODUCERS: Nevenka Sablić, Saša Ban

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRPHY: Marko Brdar Z.F.S.

EDITOR: Marko Ferković

SET DESIGNER: Jana Plećaš

COSTUME DESIGNER: Katarina Pilić

MAKE UP AND HAIR ARTIST: Matea Katunar

SOUND RECORDIST: Hrvoje Radnić

VIDEO POST PRODUCTION: Teleking

SOUND DESIGNER: Julij Zornik

 

OTHER ROLES
Branimir Rakić, Igor Samobor, Izudin Bajrović, Jasmin Mekić, Katarina Bistrović Darvaš, Ljiljana Bogojević, Biljana Torić, Damir Klemenić, Sunčana Zelenika Konjević, Darko Plovanić, Daria LorencI, Ivan Jončić, Marinko Prga, Denis Brižić, Peđa Gvozdić, Donat Zeko, Mirjana Ševo, Mario Knezović, Tanja Smoje, Jolanda Tudor, Mate Gulin, Neven Aljinović Tot, Vedran Žnidaršić, Ante Storić, Marko Višnjić, Ivana Bakarić, Blanka Bart, Ivan Pašalić, Ivan Baranović, Mijo Kevo

75th Locarno Film Festival, 2022

28th Sarajevo Film Festival, 2022

20th Zagreb Film Festival, 2022

Filmfestival Cottbus, 2022.

Ljubljana International Film Festival, 2022

CINEAST, Luxembourg, 2022.

Warsaw Film Festival, 2022

Thessaloniki International Film Festival, 2022

Seville European Film Festival , 2022

FAF Auteur Film Festival, Belgrade, 2022.

75th Locarno Film Festival, 2022

Juraj Lerotić Award for Best Emerging Director Award of the City and Region of Locarno
Goran Marković Award for Best Actor (Pardo for Best Actor)
Best Debut Feature Film (Swatch First Feature Award)

28th Sarajevo Film Festival, 2022
Heart of Sarajevo for best film in the feature film category
Heart of Sarajevo for best male role to Juraj Lerotić
CICAE Award given by the International Confederation of Art Cinemas for best film in the feature film category
Cineuropa Prize awarded by the portal of the same name dedicated to European cinema and its creators

Zagreb Film Festival 2022 – Main program:

Feature films – Special Mention

32nd Filmfestival Cottbus, 2022
Best Film Award

33rd Ljubljana Film Festival (LIFF)

Kingfisher Award for Best Film of the Perspectives Section

Festival of Auteur Film (FAF)

Award for best director

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