Lunatic

by Igor Šterk

Šterkijada, fiction
In production
SI, HR, RS, DE

A surprising and intimate portrait of the family of Jure Šterk, the first Slovene who single-handedly circumnavigated the world, as viewed from the personal perspective of his son. A humorous and uncompromising family drama with three main actors—father, mother and son—who represent three forces within their household, while the sailing boat represents the fourth. The father as the head of the family is omnipresent at home, even in his absence. By being repeatedly absent and by risking his own life, he leaves a permanent and indelible mark on the household. There is a woman behind every successful man. Does anyone ever ask about the price she has to pay for that success? Is the fulfilment of a man's dreams more important than the fulfilment of a woman’s? Multi-layered, difficult, complex, never completely clarified or understood relations. Who is the good person in this story? And who is the bad one? A lot is forgiven and forgotten, but this can sometimes be controversial, too.

screenwriter
Igor Šterk
director
Igor Šterk
producer
Petra Vidmar
co-producers
Ira Cecić, Nina Petrović, Christoph Mogador
director of photography
Miloš Srdić
film editor
Petar Marković
production designer
Marco Juratovec
costume designer
Tina Bonča
key make-up artist
Gabrijela Fleischman
sound designer
Julij Zornik
cast
Silva Čušin, Janez Škof, Jernej Gašperin, Tito Novak, Blaž Setnikar, Saša Pavček, Primož Pirnat, Boris Cavazza
production
A.A.C. Productions
co-production
RTV Slovenija, Švenk, Mogador Film, Gustav film
co-funding
Slovenian Film Centre, RTV Slovenija, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Film Studio Viba Film

A. A. C. Production

Petra Vidmar
petra@gustavfilm.si

Igor Šterk

The filmmaker and producer Igor Šterk (1968) is known to the international film audiences for his well-received and award-winning features, including his debut Express, Express (1997), Ljubljana (2002), Fine Tuning (2005), 9:06 (2009), and the youth film Come Along (2016).

A. A. C. Production was established in 1994 and has, to date, produced feature, documentary and short films that have toured festivals and been shown in cinemas and as television broadcasts all over the world. The company’s main focus is to produce author-driven feature films with plenty of time in the development stage to also ensure international support prior to production. Lunatic is being produced by Petra Vidmar, who is an MBS and EAVE graduate and brings a vast network and experience in co-productions from her previous films, as she has worked as a line and executive producer for the past 20 years.