The first Croatian-Korean film, and the first Croatian film to feature an Asian actor as the protagonist, will have its premier in Zagreb in May.
Crisis will have its Zagreb premiere at the 31st edition of Dani Hrvatskog Filma (Croatian Film Days).
Crisis will be in the official program at the festival which takes place from 10-14 May 2022 at Kino Tuškanac.
Crisis follows the day in the life of 20-something Ji-Hu who is working for his father’s Korean restaurant in Zagreb as the delivery boy during the current global pandemic.
Throughout his delivery runs across Zagreb he not only has to deal with the constant pressure from his father and an odd variety of customers, but also trying to adjust in a world where he still hasn’t found his place yet.
In the lead roles are Seck Zeen Hong, as the film’s protagonist, and You Kwang Kim, as Ji-Hu’s father. Both of which are making their cinematic debuts in leading roles. The story comes from a desire to show an authentic portrayal of a foreign immigrant’s life in Croatia, specifically residents from Asia.
Crisis is the graduate film for Benjamin Noah Maričak, a third year undergraduate student of Production at the Academy of Dramatic Arts, at the University of Zagreb – who serves as the Producer and Creator of the film.
The chief creative team consists of Director Boris Vuković, Cinematographer Marko Milohnić and Screenwriter Karla Leko.
The inspiration for telling an “immigrant tale” arose from the creator’s own experiences living as an immigrant in America. The film also highlights the struggles of small private businesses across the world who are struggling to make ends meet because of the pandemic.
The film was financially supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC).
The Croatian Film Days are a national festival founded in 1991 devoted to showcasing Croatia’s annual production of short- and medium-length feature, documentary, experimental, animated and commercial films. The festival is of a competitive nature, with awards handed out by the festival jury, members of the Croatian Film Critic’s Association, and the audience. The Organiser is the Croatian Film Association.
More details here https://dhf.hr/2022/zavrsena-selekcija-za-31-dhf-11004/