The Lost Son

by Darko Štante

Izgubljeni sin, fiction
In progress


Andrej, a seasoned criminal investigator, faces a shocking revelation when he encounters his estranged brother, Kristian, as a domestic violence perpetrator. As he grapples with guilt and tries to mend their relationship, parallels between Kristian’s behavior and their abusive father’s emerge. Amidst personal turmoil, Andrej’s professional life intertwines, leading to substance abuse and strained relationships. A tragic turn of events pushes Andrej to confront his past trauma, ultimately culminating in a heartbreaking confrontation with their father. As he seeks redemption and reconciliation, Andrej’s life takes a devastating turn when Kristian commits a horrific act, forcing him to confront the depths of familial turmoil and personal responsibility.

Darko Štante
Darko Štante
Nina Robnik, Miha Černec
Konstantina Staurinou, Rena Vougioukalou, Boris t. Matić & Lana Matić, David Cej, Robert Jazazdiski
director of photography
Peter Zeitlinger
film editor
Sara Gjergek, Yorgos Mavropsaridis
production designer
Miha Knific
costume designer
Nikolina Kostanjšek
key make-up artist
Matea Katunar
Jure Henigman, Nejc Cijan Garlatti, Lara Vouk, Tamara Avguštin, Nika Rozman, Svit Šturbej, Liam Benjamin Štante, Goran Bogdan, Igor Samobor
Graal S.A., Propeler Film, Kaval Film, Staragara I.T., RTV Slovenija
Slovenian Film Centre, RTV Slovenija, Film Studio Viba Film, ERT, Greek Film Centre, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, North Macedonia Film Agency, Creative Europe – MEDIA, Re-Act
Darko Štante

Darko Štante, an acclaimed director and scriptwriter from Slovenia, holds a master’s degree in Film Direction from the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana. He made his debut with “Consequences” (2018), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and went on to win multiple awards and secure distribution deals worldwide.

Staragara mainly co-produces in the region of the former Yugoslavia, and it has established a superb artistic and scouting collaboration with Italy and certain other countries, for example Czechia, Hungary, Netherlands. Norway and Finland.