Croatia / Slovenia / Italy 2020, 75 min, Croatian, Hebrew & English subtitles

Two have laid claim to Malena’s heart: Stjepan and Klepetan. The former is the human who found her 27 years ago, her wing broken by a gunshot. The latter is her stork partner, who flies to Africa every year with his flock. Malena cannot fly with him, but every summer, he returns to her, helps care for their hatchlings and teaches them to fly.
Malena spends her winters in a heated cabin Stjepan built for her. He catches fish for her, feeds her, and helps her pad a nest on the cabin’s roof to prepare for Klepetan’s return. Set in a small Croatian village, the tight-knit love triangle caught the locals’ attention and drew in journalists from around the world—all of whom follow the developments with great interest.

Previous Festivals: Festival dei Popoli, Florence, Liburnija Film Festival

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Screening Schedule:
  • Thu 01.07 | 10:00 | Venue Cinematheque 1
  • Sun 04.07 | 15:00 | Venue Cinematheque 2
  • Watch online | The film will be available From July 1st until July 31st

Tomislav Jelinčić is a film director, born in Zagreb, where he still lives and works. He graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he studied Film and TV Directing, majoring in Documentary Films. He also holds an MA in Journalism from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb. With his film, Pun kufer (Fed up!) he was voted best debutant at Dani hrvatskog filma (Croatian Film Festival) in 2013. In the same year his film Deadline/Lifeline won first prize in the Phonedox category at the ZagrebDox festival. In 2015 he won the Grand prix at FRKA (Theatre Academy Film Review) with his film Borba (The Fight). He currently works as a journalist and editor for RTL TV.

Production: Maja Pek-Bruenjes, Danijel Pek, Miha Černec, Igor Prinčić
Production Company: Antitalent (HR), Tramal films (SLO), Transmedia Production (IT), HRT, RTV Slovenija
Editing: Ivan Gergolet
Cinematography: Alan Stanković
Music: Luca Ciut

Source: Rise and Shine World Sales

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