ZAGREB: Jure Pavlović is in preparation with his debut feature film Awakenings, a coproduction between Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Samo zatvori oci / Awakenings follows Jasna as she pays a visit to her mother Anka, an old, bedridden woman suffering from cancer. Her initial plan is to stay only for a few days, tidy up the place and sign the legal papers allowing the forced hospitalisation of Anka, but things don’t go as planned.
Pavlović is producing through the Croatian company Sekvenca in coproduction with Slovenia’s Vertigo, Germany’s Monokel, Serbia’s Baš čelik and Novi Film from Bosnia and Herzegovina
The budget is 886,000 EUR with 400,000 EUR already in place, Pavlović told FNE. The project is supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre with a script development grant, a project development grant and a production grant, and it also received the Branko Bauer script development grant from the Croatian Film Directors' Guild.
The main characters are played by Daria Lorenci Flatz and Neva Rosić. The rest of the cast includes non-professional actors. The 50 days of shooting are scheduled from 30 August 2017 to 15 October 2017, and from 2 to 13 November 2017.
The film is set to be finished in February 2018, with the premiere set for May 2018.
Born in 1985, Pavlović has made several short films including Picnic, the winner of the European Film Academy Award for the Best European short film in 2015.
Director: Jure PavlovićScriptwriter: Jure PavlovićDoP: Jana PlecasCast: Daria Lorenci Flatz, Neva Rosić