Wake Me

by Marko Šantić

Zbudi me, 2022, fiction, digital DCP, 2,39:1/2,35:1, c, 85 min
Finished 2022

While ROK (31) is driving from the hospital, where he woke up unconscious and with a memory loss, his girlfriend RINA (24) realizes how his past is a mystery to her while Rok’s present becomes a mystery to himself. Rok wants to return to the industrial town Jesenice, a city he remembers as home, where his mother and brother still live. As Rina is getting to know the world Rok once got away from, Rok forgot why he got away in the first place. By the time Rok begins to understand who he used to be and how wrong the things he stood for are, it could be too late to drag his brother away from the bad company.

Marko Šantić, Goran Vojnović, Sara Hribar
Marko Šantić
Danijel Hočevar, Zala Opara
Jure Bušić, Stefan Orlandić, Dimče Stojanovski, Jordane Oudin
director of photography
Ivan Zadro
music composers
Jan Visocky, Nemanja Mosurović
film editor
Vladimir Gojun
production designer
Marco Juratovec
costume designer
Tina Bonča
key make-up artist
Lija Ivančič
sound designers
Zoran Maksimović, Ognjen Popić, Julij Zornik, Grega Švabič
Jure Henigman, Živa Selan, Timon Šturbej, Nataša Barbara Gračner, Jurij Drevenšek, Tamara Avguštin, Andrej Murenc, Blaž Setnikar, Benjamin Krnetić, Nebojša Pop Tasić, Jure Ivanušič, Alenka Kraigher, Vito Weis, Andrijana Boškoška Batič, Vid Klemenc
Jaka Produkcija, Living Pictures
in collaboration with
Hippocampe Production, Film Studio Viba Film
Slovenian Film Centre, Eurimages, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Film Center Serbia, Creative Europe - MEDIA, SACEM


Danijel Hočevar

Marko Šantić

Marko Šantić (1983) graduated in film and TV directing at AGRFT. Two of his student fiction shorts were particularly successful: Good Luck Nedim (2005, the Best Short Film Award at the Sarajevo FF, the Main Student Award at the Tribeca FF) and Hole (2006, the Special Jury Award at the Sarajevo FF). His last short film Blue Peter (2016) won 9 awards and was screened on 90 film festivals. Šantić’s feature debut Seduce Me (2013) received Best Direction Award at the 16th FSF Portorož, Special Mention at the Warsaw FF 2013 1-2 Competition, and Grand Prix for Best Feature Film at the Southeast European FF Los Angeles. He directed the TV film Together (2018) and with colleague Sara Hribar co-directed the feature film Lada Kamenski (2018). The movie had an international premiere on Montreal FF and has, until now, received 11 awards. Marko is currently in post-production with his next feature film Wake me.

PÖFF - Talin Black Nights Film Festival, Critics' Picks Competition, 2022