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Original Title : Sigurno mjesto
Director : Juraj Lerotic
Country : Croatia
Language : Croatian
Duration : 103 minutes
Year : 2022
Critics Week


A traumatic event , a sudden suicide attempt opens a gap in the everyday life of a family of three. Their lives change fundamentally, as if they’ve been pulled into a war invisible to everyone else. The plot is limited to the most acute, a short period of time and a situation that boils down to the most important thing – to save a loved one. The film was based on the personal experience of the director, who also plays the leading role.

Juraj Lerotic


Juraj Lerotic is known for Safe Place (2022), Onda vidim Tanju (2010) and 12 (2004).Juraj Lerotić was born in 1978, in Kiel, Germany. He studied early childhood education and theology and graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, Department of Film and TV Directing. His last film, THEN I SEE TANJA (2010), premiered at the IFF Rotterdam and was broadcast on ARTE. His film SAFE PLACE (2022) was selected at Locarno FF and Sarajevo FF and won the Heart of Sarajevo for the festival’s best film.


– Juraj Lerotic
– Goran Markovic
– Snjezana Sinovcic Siskov


– Director: Juraj Lerotić
– Producer: Miljenka Cogelja
– Editor: Marko Ferković
– Writer: Juraj Lerotić
– DOP: Marko Brdar
– Sound: Julij Zornik,Miha Jaramaz ,Hrvoje Radnic


Winner- Locarno International Film Festival 2022
(Best Actor, Best Emerging Director – Filmmakers of the Present, Best First Feature)
Winner- Sarajevo Film Festival 2022
(Best Film, Best Actor)
Winner- Trieste Film Festival 2023
(Best Feature Film)