Wake Me

by Marko Šantić

Zbudi me, 2022, fiction, digital DCP, 1,85:1, 24, c, 85 min
Rok is suffering from memory loss, which erases recollection of his recent life. Seeking familiarity, he returns to his hometown, where he learns that his brother has chosen the same wrong path he was once on.
Marko Šantić, Goran Vojnović, Sara Hribar
Marko Šantić
Danijel Hočevar, Zala Opara
Jure Bušić, Dimče Stojanovski, Stefan Orlandić
director of photography
Ivan Zadro
music composer
Jan Vysocky
film editor
Vladimir Gojun
production designer
Marco Juratovec
costume designer
Tina Bonča
key make-up artist
Lija Ivančič
sound designer
Ognjen Popić, Zoran Maksimović, Julij Zornik
Jure Henigman, Timon Šturbej, Živa Selan, Nataša Barbara Gračner, Jurij Drevenšek, Benjamin Krnetić, Tamara Avguštin, Blaž Setnikar, Andrej Murenc, Nebojša Pop Tasić
Jaka Produkcija, Living Pictures
in collaboration with
Hippocampe Production, Film Studio Viba Film, 001
Slovenian Film Centre, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Film Center Serbia, SACEM, The Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, Eurimages, Creative Europe - MEDIA

Danijel Hočevar


Marko Šantić

Marko Šantić is a Croatian-born, Slovenian-based film director and screenwriter. His short feature film Good Luck Nedim (2006) received several international awards, which include the Heart of Sarajevo for the best short film, Tribeca FF Student Visionary Award and EFA nomination in the short film category among others. Šantić’s previous feature-length works include a TV feature Seduce Me (2013), which was internationally premiered at 29th Warsaw Film Festival, receiving Special Mention in 1-2 competition. The film was also the Slovenian submission for the 87th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2014. With Sara Hribar, who is one of the co-writers of Wake Me, Šantić co-directed a feature film Lada Kamenski (2018), which had an international premiere at the Montreal Film Festival and has received 11 awards. Wake Me (2022) is Šantić's fourth film and his first solo cinema feature.

“Amnesia represents today’s individuals who generally don’t know the common past and who are more easily pushed into hostility towards other cultures and fellow citizens. General ignorance of history is affecting us all.”


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

5 Vesna Award awards (Festival of Slovenian Film, 2023)