Length: 71 min
Funding: City of Zagreb, HAVC-Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Frano, a film director, is preparing his debut feature, which will focus on women affected by the collapse of the textile industry in the region. The topic, as well as the main character, is inspired by his aunt who used to work in the industry. In order to find the star of the film, he invites three esteemed actresses to his apartment for an informal reading rehearsal. However, as soon as they realise they are competing against each other for the lead role, things take an unexpected turn.
Sara Hribar (Zagreb, 1986) studied film and TV directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. She wrote and directed several praised short films (Let Me Sleep, 2007; Libertango, 2009; That Little Hand of Yours, 2010), and contributed to feature anthology films Zagreb Stories Vol. 2 (2012) and Transmania (2016). Since 2005, she has written and directed several children shows and drama series. Lada Kamenski is her feature debut.
Marko Šantić (Split, 1983) graduated in film and TV directing from the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana, Slovenia. After directing several prize-winning short films (Good Luck, Nedim, 2006; Nothing Personal, 2010, Blue Peter, 2016), his feature debut, Seduce Me (2013), was awarded Special Mention at Warsaw International Film Festival.