PRODUCTION: Juric's The Reaper Explores Conflict

    Producer Ankica Juric Tilic Producer Ankica Juric Tilic

    ZAGREB: Zvonimir Juric's social drama The Reaper (Kosac), set to begin production next in September, paints a portrait of struggle in a war-torn land. Produced by Ankica Juric Tilic and Kinorama in coproduction with Eva Rohrman and the Slovenian Forum Ljubljana, the project is expected to premiere in May 2014.

    As Juric Tilic told FNE, The Reaper recounts three stories that take place during one night, all dealing with Ivo, a farm laborer and convicted rapist who has done his time in prison. The stories gradually construct a gloomy picture of his life and a region trapped and imprisoned by war, just as Ivo is by his crime.

    The script is by Juric and Jelena Paljan; Branko Linta is DoP and Ivo Gregurevic, Mirjana Karanovic, and Nikola Ristanovski are the main stars. The film incorporates locations around Zagreb and will shoot for seven weeks on a budget of 1.1 m EUR, Juric Tilic told FNE.

    The Croatian Audiovisual Center is backing with 560,000 EUR and The Reaper also won a development grant from Media 2007, within the Media Slate development support program.

    Production Information
    25 Štoosova
    10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
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    Forum Ljubljana
    Kersnikova 4, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Tel +38 614 314 254
    Fax +38 614 338 074
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    Director: Zvonimir Juric
    Script: Zvonimir Juric, Jelena Paljan
    DoP: Branko Linta
    Music: Jura Ferina & Pavao Miholjevic
    Editor: Dubravka Turic
    Sound: Julij Zornik
    Art director: Ivan Veljaca
    Costume designer: Ivana Zozoli Vargovic
    Cast: Ivo Gregurevic
    Mirjana Karanovic
    Nikola Ristanovski
    Zlatko Buric
    Igor Kovac
    Lana Baric