Penalty Shot

Kazneni Udarac

62nd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Two best friends spend an afternoon on a football field, dreaming of making it onto the local team. But dreams come with a price; when a group of older boys interrupts their game, one of them sees it as an opportunity to prove himself, while the other one senses something more sinister is at play.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Rok Biček
Script: Rok Biček, Kristian Novak
Cinematography: Fabio Stoll
Editing: Rok Biček, Ana Štulina
Sound: Julij Zornik
Actors: Gabrijel Dolenec, David Ivanović, Karlo Žganec, David Šafarić, Simon Herperger, Jakov Feher, Radovan Kočila
Production: Antitalent, Cvinger Film
Producers: Rok Biček, Danijel Pek, Katarina Prpić / Tea Matanović (executive producer)
Co-production: Zwinger Film
Costumes: Ana Savić Gecan
Production Design: Ivan Veljača
Sets: Ivan Veljača
Make Up: Mojca Gorogranc Petrushevska
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: Croatia, Slovenia, Austria
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 15'
Contact: Antitalent

Rok Biček

Rok Biček was born in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, in 1985. Class Enemy, his feature debut, won the Fedeora Award at the Venice Critics’ Week (2013) and was a finalist of the LUX Prize, while the documentary The Family won the Grand Prix at the Locarno Critics’ Week (2017). His work revealed rare confidence, backed up by a clear aesthetic favoring one-shot sequences, specific color schemes, and dramatic subjects narrated in an almost low-key, off-hand, but always controlled style. He plays with the potential danger lurking in small, everyday details. Rok is now working on the film adaptation of the novel Dark Mother Earth.


2010 Duck Hunting (short)
2013 Class Enemy
2017 The Family (doc)
2021 Penalty Shot (short)