Goran Nježić, Matija Tomić
FAR AWAY CLOUDS
OBLACI SU DALEKO
Croatia , 2021, 16′
A lonely girl spends her days in silent anticipation. Her grandma, bed bound while awaiting death, feels like a weight under which she lost her youth. Grandma’s death would mean salvation for them both. The girl is not so sure anymore, if she’s awaiting the end for the sake of her grandmother or out of her own need to be set free. As she roams the city, four unusual characters invite themselves to play in it, hidden from the eyes of grown ups.
Director Goran Nježić grew up in Sisak, a small Town in central Croatia. He went to study at the Academy of Applied Arts at the University of Rijeka. Upon graduation, Goran continued to work on the Croatian independent scene as a filmmaker and musician. His first short film after graduation, “Sweet Sunshine” premiered in 2017. He continues to work with galleries and artists in Croatia, producing and directing a blend of experimental and narrative cinema. He finished his latest movie “Far away clouds” in 2021.
Matija Tomić, born in 1985, Rijeka, Croatia. Graduated at the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka. Living in Rijeka and working everywhere. Awarded director for his shorts/music videos. Watched around 1billion movies, more or less and is writing his own. He’s directing, writing and always responsible for the little details that you don’t see on the first glance but that make the movie.