ZAGREB, 21 Aug (Hina) – The film titled “Safe Place” by Croatian author Juraj Lerotić was declared the best feature film at the award-ceremony of the 28th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival on Saturday.
This year, the eight movies were screened in the competition programme of feature films.
The film is based on a true story of about a family in which the mother and one of the sons are trying to help the other suicidal son.
“Safe Place” was produced by the Pipser company and made in cooperation with Slovenian production company December. It was financially supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), the Croatian HRT public broadcaster, and the Slovenian Film Centre.
Lerotić, who also plays the main role in that film, won the Heart of Sarajevo for the best actor.
The Heart of Sarajevo for the best actress went to Vicky Krieps for her role the film “Corsage”.
Ukrainian filmmaker Maryina Er Gorbach won the award for the best director for her film “Klondike”.
Croatia’s film “It’s not Cold for Mosquitoes” by Josip Lukić and Klara Šovagović won the Heart of Sarajevo for the Best Student Film.
A total of 235 films were screened during the 12-19 August festival and 51 of them were shown in competition categories.