Tea Lukač | Serbia 2021 | 80 Min. | Croatian, Serbian with Engl. subtitles

TUESDAY, 09.05. | 9pm
De France, Saal 1 | TICKETS

Austrian Premiere

In presence of Tea Lukač

© Tea Lukač

Surrounded by vast forests, nature and the weather are the dominant elements in the Croatian town of Dvor. Caught between isolated houses and a silent landscape, a cab makes its way through the streets. The passengers talk about hornets’ nests, petitions against the disposal of nuclear waste, visits to cemeteries, chocolate, Christmas carols, and loneliness. And they sing a piece of music or two.

In her debut feature film KORENI, Tea Lukačs creates a dream-like cyclical world that has neither a clear beginning nor end. Instead, the boundaries between documentary, ethnography and fiction are blurred in a sensual experience that frames the authenticity of the narratives.

Director: Tea Lukač
Camera: Sara Preradović
Editing: Nataša Pantić
Sound: Bojan Palikuća
Production: Andrijana Sofranić Šućur

55th KARLOVY VARY International Film Festival, East of the West competition, Czech Republic 2021.
14th BELDOCS International Documentary Film Festival, National competition, Serbia 2021.
17th CAMDEN International Film Festival, Official selection, USA 2021.
7th ULJU Mountain Film Festival, International competition, Republic of Korea 2022.
8th ESSAY Film Festival, UK 2022.
18th ZAGREBDOX International Documentary Film Festival, Regional competition, Croatia 2022.
69th MARTOVSKI International Film Festival, National competition, Serbia 2022.
13th UNDERHILL International Film Festival, Main competition, Montenegro 2022.
7th GREEN MONTENEGRO International Film Festival, Official Selection, Montenegro 2022.
6th DOKUBAKU International Film Festival, Main competition, Montenegro 2022.
15th SMARAGDNI Eco Film Festival, Main competition, Croatia 2022.
5th ROAD MOVIE International Film Festival, Documentary competition, Czech Republic 2022.

Working in diverse fields from film to video art, Tea Lukač has directed short fiction films, documentaries, music videos and showcased at art exhibitions. Tea’s work thus far has traveled to film festivals worldwide, including Trieste, Jihlava and Dok.fest Munchen. She acquired Master’s degree with a documentary ‘The Most Important Boy in the World’ which premiered at IFF Beldocs in 2016 and won the awards for best music documentary at Doc’n’Rhytam IFF and best documentary at Balkan FF in Sweden 2017. Tea is a member of DokSerbia and an alumna of Ex Oriente. Her debut film, conceptual documentary ROOTS is set to premiere at the East of the West selection of Karlovy Vary IFF.