The Uncle



DIRECTOR: David Kapac, Andrija Mardešić

COUNTRY: Croatia, Serbia

YEAR/DURATION: 2022. • 104’

GENRE: thriller, black comedy, drama



  • SCREENPLAY: Andrija Mardešić, David Kapac
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY: Miloš Jaćimović
  • EDITOR: Tomislav Stojanović
  • PRODUCTION DESIGN: Ivana Škrabalo
  • COSTUME DESIGN: Ana Savić Gecan
  • SOUND: Frano Homen
  • SCORE: Miro Manojlović
  • MAKE UP: Silvija Bradica
  • VISUAL EFFECTS: Sandrino Požežanac
  • SPECIAL EFFECTS: Petar Novaković
  • LEAD ACTRESS: Ivana Roščić
  • LEAD ACTOR: Predrag Miki Manojlović
  • SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Kaja Šišmanović
  • SUPPORTING ACTORS: Goran Bogdan, Roko Sikavica
  • PRODUCERS: Ivan Kelava, Tomislav Vujić
  • COMPANY: Eclectica
  • COPRODUCER: Milan Stojanović
  • COPRODUCED BY: Sense Production (Srbija / Serbia)
  • AWARDS: Karlovy Vary IFF 2022 – Proxima Competition


Yugoslavia in the late 1980s. A beloved uncle has returned home from Germany for the holidays and is handing out gifts. The reunited family enjoys their traditional Croatian Christmas lunch until a smartphone starts ringing. It’s a sign that it is not the 1980s, it’s not quite Christmas time either, and it is not just the served turkey that can be cut with a knife – the tension can, too.


About the director

David Kapac (Zagreb, 1986), screenwriter, director and creative producer. Graduated in film and TV directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, and has worked as director and writer on projects for Croatian Radiotelevision and other production and marketing agencies even during his studies. He is the author of awarded and critically acclaimed short films and the TV horror film Zagorje Specialty (2012). The Uncle is his debut feature film.

Andrija Mardešić (Split, 1985) graduated in film and TV directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He is the author of experimental and music videos, documentaries, several awarded short films (Iris, Two of Us, Steppe Fox, etc.) screened at numerous Croatian and international festivals. After graduation, he worked as director and writer for numerous TV projects, such as TV series Wind Rose (2011/20212), #Don’t Tell Anyone (2014), Whichever Way the Ball Bounces (2015), Y-Generation (2014/2015), On the Border (2018-2019). The Uncle is his first feature film.


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