Oblak (The Cloud)| 1hr : 17mins
Director: Miroslav Sikavica | Producer: Fade In
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: Croatia (Hrvatska)
The beating and subsequent death of Zagrebâ€™s high school senior student Luka Ritz (18) in 2008 and a several-month-long search for juvenile perpetrators shocked the Croatian public and induced an unprecedented civil campaign against the escalation of youth violence.
â€œThe Cloudâ€ is an intimate story that took place beyond the reach of all publicity: an emotional story about the traumatic loss of the only son, the best friend and the first boyfriend. The 78-minute-long documentary film that follows Lukaâ€™s parents, friends and his girlfriend in their everyday struggle with anger, grief and disappointment, anxiety and memories, over the period of one year after his death.
At the same time this is a story about the need and importance of civil solidarity and activism in today's society.