Lunatic

by Igor Šterk

Šterkijada, 2023, fiction, 1,85:1, 24, c, 77 min
Finished
SI, HR

This intimate portrait of the family of the first Slovenian who successfully completed a solo circumnavigation with his sailing boat, Jure Šterk, is brimming with humour and relentless family dynamics and drama. It is a story of an unusual three-member family, where each member supports one corner of the house... and the sailing boat the fourth.

screenwriter
Igor Šterk
director
Igor Šterk
producer
Petra Vidmar
co-producers
Ira Cecić, Nina Petrović
director of photography
Miloš Srdić
music composers
Jura Ferina, Pavao Miholjevič
film editor
Petar Marković
production designer
Marco Juratovec
costume designer
Tina Bonča
key make-up artist
Gabrijela Fleischman
sound designer
Julij Zornik
featuring
Silva Čušin, Janez Škof, Jernej Gašperin, Blaž Setnikar, Tito Novak, Saša Pavček, Primož Pirnat
production
A.A.C. Productions
co-production
RTV Slovenija, Švenk, Gustav film, Scribble Lighting, Unicasting, Napravi film, 001
co-funding
Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Slovenian Film Centre, RTV Slovenija, Film Studio Viba Film
distribution
Gustav film
sales
Coccinelle Film Sales

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), Tuning (2005), 9:06 (2009), and the youth film Come Along (2016).

“I didn't decide to make this film because of my father's sailing feats and his tragic disappearance. The main driving force behind it were the numerous moments in our family which were sad and bitter but at the very same time comical and absurd. They mirror the complexity of relations in our lives.”

WP:
Festival of Slovenian Film, Competition Feature Fiction, 2023