Leper

by Anže Grčar

Brazgotine, fiction, digital DCP, c, 12 min
In production Q1 2025
SI

Haunted by guilt for causing a tragic accident, Tibor returns home but struggles to face the victim's mother, Alenka. Unable to confront her, he takes solace with his sick mother, stigmatized by their community. When Tibor summons the courage to visit the cemetery, Alenka and the victim's father, Robert, confront him. After a brutal encounter at Alenka's house, she extends forgiveness during a car ride, leading to an unexpected journey of healing for the trio.

screenwriter
Anže Grčar
director
Anže Grčar
producer
Nina Robnik
director of photography
Andraž Žigart
film editor
Miloš Kalusek
production designer
Vasja Kokelj
costume designer
Pia Gorišek
key make-up artist
Eva Uršič
featuring
Matej Zemljič, Nataša Burger, Mojca Funkl
production
Tramal Films
in collaboration with
Film Studio Viba Film
co-funding
Slovenian Film Centre
distribution
Tramal Films
Anže Grčar

Born in Trbovlje in 1997, he attended primary school in Zagorje, where he started participating in theater workshops and performing in amateur theaters. Continuing his education at gymnasium in Litija, he began directing theatrical productions, leading a film club, and creating his first short films. After a year of studying philosophy, he was accepted into the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film, and Television in 2018, specializing in film and television directing. His concluding documentary film in the second year earned him the Vesna award for the best academic film. Actively engaged as the first and second assistant director on various film projects, he remains dedicated to his passion for the cinematic arts.

Tramal Films is a production company established in 2009 with the main aim of producing documentaries. Our first noted work, the documentary A Fight For (2014, S. Gačić), was recognised as the best feature film of the year at the FSF and screened at the DokuFest in Prizren, the Cleveland IFF, the unDependence FF, and elsewhere as well. Recently, Tramal Films has also become increasingly established as a production house focusing on creative documentaries and fiction films made by young directors with creative international perspectives. Tramal’s several recent films have received the support of the Creative Europe programme.