Tabula Rasa

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  • 2012
  • 12'44"
  • digibeta
  • black & white

The film Tabula Rasa is a paraphrase of Aesop’s fable The Fox and the Stork and a short study of human behaviour. In terms of style, it is an adaptation of a theatrical piece into a film, following the classic three-act structure. The scene is free of props, while the characters’ bodies and motions depict the space surrounding them and define the action, without dialogue but enhanced with sound. An occasional narrator’s voice in the background confronts our objective knowledge about the origins of mankind with the artificial images of two caricatured characters.

Director
Sunčica Fradelić
Screenplay
Sunčica Fradelić
Cinematography
Boris Poljak
Choreography
Alen Čelić, Sunčica Fradelić
Costume Design
Ana Frkić
Sound Design
Tonči Tafra
Cast
Alen Čelić, Romano Dautanac
Producer
Sunčica Fradelić
Production
Kino klub Split

Sunčica Fradelić graduated in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Split, in 2006. After graduating, she worked at her alma mater as an associate, teaching short film and video, performance art, video art and new media. She has held two solo exhibitions of her work and has taken part in numerous national and international festivals and workshops. Her experimental film Ellipse (2005) won the jury award for best debut film at the 14th Days of Croatian Film and her films Ellipse, Home Theatre Presents and Parallel Space Movements have all been broadcast on Croatian Radiotelevision. She completed the short live-action film Fish Soup in 2011. Fradelić is currently working on a feature film screenplay, mentored by Béla Tarr.

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