The Water Man

“The dark sky above the lake blurred the young Urška with a view of the water surface. At first she does not believe her eyes, on what it is true. From the depths of the lake she sees the floating body of a young boy. Immediately she fled from the pier to the house of her parents. Few years later, Urška wakes up in a new environment, without a family other than her uncle. She works diligently and proudly in the library. There are strange things happening there, such as giggling young boy, seeing her shadow as the other person from whom she cannot escape. It invites her to dance, which she later participates in. At the ball she sees a mysterious man, whose name is unknown. They dance together the whole night. The next morning she goes to the road on which she also meets him. Urška is more and more sure that she knows him already and that they are actually closer and more familiar than she thought. On the same day, they go to the house of her deceased parents, where they hide in the embrace for the very last time before the big end. That night, they have the last dance and slowly go down to the lake where the truth lies. Urškin's memory begins to be renewed. The boy whom she discovered as a younger man in the lake is actually him, and only her illusion of a dead boy. Shortly afterwards, they vanish to a deep lake where she washes her sins as a young man's killer and the shadow that followed her until her older years was her second personality to blame for the boy's death”.

  • Klara Žmajdé
    Director, Writer for the screen, Editor and DOP
    The Water Man, Worm
  • Klara Žmajdé
    Producer
    The Water Man
  • Domen Valič
    Producer
    The Water Man
  • Kaja Kovač
    Key Cast
    "Urška"
    The Water Man
  • Domen Valič
    Key Cast
    "The Water Man - Povodni Mož"
    The Water Man
  • France Prešeren
    Based on the poem
    Povodni Mož
  • Željko Hrs
    Narrator
    The Water Man, Pustota, Deseti brat, Naša mala klinika
  • Petra Rebernik
    Camera operator
    The Water Man, Vloga za Emo
  • Marie Žmajdé
    Stills photographers
    The Water Man
  • Benjamin Vukovič
    Tone technician
    The Water Man, Vibracije
  • Davor Jelenovič
    Recordists
    The Water Man
  • Luka Jurič
    Recordists
    The Water Man
  • SLG CELJE
    Costume design
  • Špela Jager
    Make-up designer
    The Water Man, Vibracije
  • KSFH
    Hair designer
    The Water Man
  • Maruša Miklavc
    Dialogue supervisor
    The Water Man
  • Špela Jager
    Assistant director
    The Water Man
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Povodni Mož
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama / Thriller
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 13, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    600 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Slovenia
  • Country of Filming:
    Slovenia
  • Language:
    English, Slovenian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - A.V.A.
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