Original Title: Kazneni udarac Spanish Title: English Title: Penalty Shot Year and month of production: 2021 Length: 15 minutes Production country: Croatia Genre: Fiction Language: Croatian Subtitles: English Trailer (link): https://vimeo.com/575784997 Web: https://penaltyshotfilm.com/ Facebook:
Two best friends spend an afternoon on a football field, dreaming of making it to the local football team. But dreams come with a price: when a group of older boys interrupts their game, one of them will see it as an opportunity to prove himself, while the other one senses something more sinister is at play.
Rok Biček (b. 1985). Class Enemy, his feature debut, won the Fedeora Award at the Venice Critics’ Week (2013) and was a finalist of the LUX Prize, while the documentary The Family won the Grand Prix at the Locarno Critics’ Week (2017). His work revealed a rare confidence, backed up by a clear aesthetic favouring one shot sequences, specific colour schemes and dramatic subjects narrated in an almost low-key, off-hand, but always controlled style. He plays with the potential danger lurking in small, everyday details. A gesture, a glance or the wrong word can have the potential to spark a fire. Rok is now working on the film adaptation of a novel Dark Mother Earth.
Locarno Film Festival 2021Sarajevo Film Festival 2021Ljubljana Short Film Festival FeKK 2021CinEast – Central and Eastern European Film Festival 2021 Festival of Slovenian Film 2021 – Vesna Award for Special AchievementLjubljana International Film Festival LIFFE 2021Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2021 Les Arcs Film Festival 2021Trieste Film Festival 2022 – Short Film Competition Oktavijan Award for Best Short and Middle-length Fiction Film 2022International short & independent film festival (ISIFF), Dhaka 2022 SEEfest South East European Film Festival Los Angeles 2022 – Best Short FictionCrossing Europe – Film Festival Linz 2022 Štigličev pogled Award from The Directors Guild of Slovenia for Exceptional Directing 2022Vukovar Film Festival 2022Tabor Film Festival 2022International Children Care Film Festival 2022Drim Short Film Festival 2022