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BLINK

"BLINK" is starting with Jakov and Ivan encounter in Vienna where Ivan flee from his family house in Kaštela and been missing for almost 2 months. Upon arrival back in Croatia, Jakov is filming his brother Ivan, his life with schizophrenia diagnose and his treatments in psychiatric clinics in Split, Rab and Ugljan. Most of the video footage was taken secretly in order to expose the inhumanity and brutality of treatment to which the residents of these institutions are subjected to and the real impact that medicament has on their mental and physical well-being.
The title of the film refers to the director’s ill brother whose eyes – do not blink - due to use of invasive medical drugs.

  • Jakov Labrović
    Director
  • Antonia Kuzmanić
    Producer
  • Ivan Labrović
    Key Cast
    "Ivan"
  • Jakov Labrović
    Key Cast
    "Jakov"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Croatia
  • Country of Filming:
    Croatia
  • Language:
    Croatian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Liburnia Film Festival
    Opatija
    Croatia
    August 22, 2017
    Best Film Award (jury award)
  • Free Zone Film Festival
    Beograd
    Serbia
    November 4, 2017
    International Premiere
    Best Human Rights Film (jury award)
  • Mediterranean Film Festival Split
    Split
    Croatia
    June 13, 2017
    World premiere
    3rd place at National short program (audience award)
  • Short Film Corner Festival de Cannes
    Cannes
    France
    May 8, 2018
    Short Film Corner
  • Catacumba Film Festival
    Valencia
    Spain
    November 1, 2019
    Spanish premiere
    Official Selection
  • Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
    Kiev
    Ukraine
    March 26, 2019
    Official Selection
  • états généraux du film documentaire
    Lusas
    France
    August 22, 2018
  • Herceg Novi Film Festival
    Herceg Novi
    Montenegro
    August 2, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Tabor Film Festival
    Veliki Tabor
    Croatia
    July 8, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Međunarodni Festival Dokumentarnog Filma Dokument 2017
    Vranje
    Serbia
    December 2, 2017
  • Luksuz festival poceni filma
    Krško
    Slovenia
    December 2, 2017
  • Pravo Ljudski Film Festival
    Sarajevo
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    November 9, 2017
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • ROOM 100
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Jakov Labrović

Jakov Labrović (1983.) has a master's degree in Sculpture Arts and he is artistic leader of performing arts collective ROOM 100 who is producing and distributing „risky“ contemporary circus performances that combines circus skills with sculpture arts, electronic music, break and butoh dance.

He is artistic director and performer of „C8H11NO2“ performance who has been awarded as „Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe 2010“ laureate (highest score by jury members in project's history) and performed at various festivals in USA, France, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Lithuania, Croatia... He has also directed and performed a solo piece „split“ that has been awarded as one of the 6 performance-finalists of contemporary art award „Arte Laguna Prize“ in Venice in 2013 and finalist of contemporary art award „Asthetica Art Award“ in England in 2014. Short documentary „BLINK“ is Jakov's first film creation.

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