Once Upon a Winter's Night

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  • 2012
  • 55'
  • digibeta
  • color
  • Orig. Title: U jednoj zimskoj noći

Ž.B. (24) has failed an important exam for the third time. Her possessive and ambitious mother N.B. (55) will not let it go that easily – not this time. Ž.B. phones her acquaintance B.S. (28) and asks him for a small but dangerous favour. On the verge of despair, Ž.B. feels that her mother’s actions have brought her to the brink… Once Upon a Winter’s Night is a film mosaic of shocking human destinies in a fashionable Zagreb neighbourhood in midwinter. Christmas carols become the creepy and disturbing soundtrack to an unplanned murder. The film makes full use of documentary-style directing and a story that feels as if it has been ripped from a newspaper’s crime pages. It is the story of a gun looking for its owner.

Director
Sara Hribar
Screenplay
Sara Hribar
Cinematography
Thomas Krstulović, Kristijan Janton
Cast
Dijana Vidušin, Judita Franković, Mila Elegović, Suzana Nikolić, Petra Dugandžić, Luka Peroš, Helena Minić, Mislav Čavajda, Lana Gojak, Romina Vitasović, Urša Raukar, Dušan Bućan, Mia Krajcar, Ivana Roščić, Marija Omaljev, Mijo Jurišić, Iskra Jirsak, Mikula Mužić, Stjepan Perić
Producer
Sara Hribar
Production
Metar 60

Sara Hribar (1986) is studying film and TV directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. She also works as a screenwriter and director for Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT). She has written, produced and directed two independent films including Libertango (2009) and the mid-length film Let Me Sleep (2007), both of which have won awards at many domestic and international film festivals.

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