How Steel was Tempered


animation, mixed technique,  12’40”

Croatian Pavilion, 58 Venice Biennial, 2019

Animated film combining animation techniques, film, and photography and was shoot in 9 abandoned famous Croatian factories.

A father takes his son to an abandoned factory where he once worked. The building has long been reduced to a crumbling symbol of the new system. Nonetheless, the space will briefly be brought to life by recorded scenes of workers solidarity, inspiring a small gesture of defiance. That symbolic act will turn into a moment of catharsis and re-establish the relationship between the father and son.