STORKMAN

STORKMAN

STARAC I RODA, PRIČA O MALENOJ I KLEPETANU (orig. title)

feature | documentary | 2020 |  76’, 53’

logline: 27 years ago, a widower Stjepan Vokić found a stork with a broken wing. He saved her life and named her Malena. Since then, Malena has been living with Stjepan, sharing endless lonely winters and happy but short summers when Malena’s faithful male stork returns to her. Without Stjepan Malena would certainly starve to death. And we ask ourselves, who would Stjepan be without Malena?

director: Tomislav Jelinčić
writer: Tomislav Jelinčić
production: Antitalent (HR)
producers: Maja Pek-Brünjes, Danijel Pek
co-production: Tramal Films (SLO), Transmedia production srl (IT), RTV Slovenija (SLO), Croatian Radiotelevision (HR)
co-producers: Miha Černec, Igor Prinčić
director of photography: Alan Stanković
editor: Ivan Gergolet
sound designer: Boštjan Kačičnik, Katja Likar
original music: Luca Ciut

developed with support: Croatian Audiovisual Centre (script development support), RE-ACT (project development support), MEDIA (project development support), Friuli Venezia Giulia (project development support)
supported by: Radio-television Slovenia, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Croatian Radiotelevision
workshops: ZagrebDox Pro 2015, ExOriente Film 2015
world sales: Rise&Shine
distributor: Resart Label, Rise&Shine
festivals and awards:

  • Liburnia Film Festival 2020 – Audience Award
  • Festival dei Popoli 2020
  • International Documentary Film Festival Docaviv 2021
  • Festival of Slovenian Film 2021
  • Free Zone Film Festival 2021
  • Sonoma International Film Festival 2022 
  • Japan Prize 2021, International Contest for Educational Media (Nominated)
  • Saratov Suffering FF 2021 (Official Selection, Best Debut Film)
  • Budapest International Documentary Festival 2022 (Brave Dreamers Section)
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