64th TIFF: Greek Premiere
It’s pouring down with rain at the funeral. There’s a lot of crying, too much wine, several woodpeckers, and a couple of dreams that fill in the gaps. An open invitation into the deeper rooms of the human soul, colored in a crimson and earthly palette.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIFF64.

Direction: Morten Tšinakov, Lucija Mrzljak
Script: Morten Tšinakov
Cinematography: Lucija Mrzljak
Editing: Morten Tšinakov, Lucija Mrzljak
Sound: Sander Põldsaar, Jure Buljević
Music: Morten Tšinakov
Production: Adriatic Animation
Producers: Draško Ivesić
Co-production: Eesti Joonisfilm
Co-producers: Kalev Tamm
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Estonia, Croatia
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 16'
Contact: Miyu Distribution
Awards/Distinctions: Alexeïeff-Parker Award – Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2023, Grand Prize (Croatian Film Competition) – Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films 2023
Animation: Egert Kesa, Goran Stojinić, Morten Tšinakov, Lucija Mrzljak, Tarmo Vaarmets, Noemi Ribić

Morten Tšinakov

Morten Tšinakov studied animation at the Estonian Academy of Arts and made two films in the process. After his studies, he has been working in Eesti Joonisfilm where he directed three films together with Lucija Mrzljak – Demonstration of Brilliance in Four Acts, The Stork and Eeva.


2017 Demonstration of Brilliance in Four Acts (short, co-direction)
2020 The Stork (short, co-direction)
2022 Eeva (short, co-direction)

Lucija Mrzljak

Lucija Mrzljak (1990, Zagreb) is a Croatian animation film director and illustration artist based in Tallinn Estonia. In 2016. she completed her MA in animation in Estonia as a student of Priit and Olga Pärn. Her student films Shuma and Kut were screened and awarded at numerous film festivals around the world. In 2019 she collaborated with Oscar-winning musician Glen Hansard, directing a music video “The Closing Door.” Besides animation, Lucija works as a freelance illustrator, she published several illustrated books for children in collaboration with Estonian authors and has exhibited illustrations at numerous group exhibitions throughout Europe and Russia. She is a guest teacher at the Estonian Academy of Fine Arts, teaching animation and illustration.


2016 Shuma (short)
2017 Demonstration of Brilliance in Four Acts (short, co-direction)
2020 The Stork (short, co-direction)
2022 Eeva (short, co-direction)