Original title:

feature fiction / 2022 / 104'

The film appears to be set in Yugoslavia in the late 1980s, as a family welcomes their beloved uncle, who has returned home from Germany for the holidays. The reunited family enjoys the Christmas lunch until a smartphone starts ringing. It’s a sign that it is not the 1980s, it’s not quite Christmas time either, and it is not just the served turkey that can be cut with a knife – the tension can, too.

Andrija Mardešić, David Kapac
Cast: Miki Manojlović, Ivana Roščić, Goran Bogdan, Roko Sikavica, Kaja Šišmanović
Writers: Andrija Mardešić, David Kapac
Producers: Ivan Kelava, Tomislav Vujić
Co-producers: Milan Stojanović
Companies: Eclectica (Croatia), Sense Production (Serbia)


Croatian Audiovisual Centre (Croatia), Film Center Serbia (Serbia), Croatian radiotelevision (HRT)



Festivals & awards:

Proxima Jury Special Award, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic

Golden Arena for best script / Golden Arena for costume design, Pula Film Festival, Croatia

Grand Prix, Dunav Film Fest, Serbia

Grand Prix / Award for best actor for Miki Manojlović / Special recognition “Zoran Živković” plaque, Montenegro Film Festival, Crna Gora

Award for best actress for Ivana Roščić/ Second award for directing, Leskovac IFF, Leskovac, Srbija

Best Artistic Achievement, KineNova, Severna Makedonija

Best Feature Film Award, Santiago Horror Film Festival, Chile

Young Talents Award, CinEast – Central and EastEuropean Film Festival, Luxemburg

Grand Prix – Volkswagen Financial Services Film Award, Braunschweig International Film Festival, Germany

Best Cinematography in Minority Co-production, AFIFS Award, Serbian Association of Film Festivals

Best Minority Co-production, AFIFS Award, Serbian Association of Film Festivals

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