Luka has moved to a small town on the coast to live with his aunt while his parents’ divorce comes through. All around him is a sleepy, quiet life, enlivened by the presence of Jana, a girl who loves to lie out in the sun for hours on end. The summer is drawing to a close and Luka, along with the local kids, spends his days diving and snorkeling. He might not be aware of it, but his childhood will soon be ending.
Ivan Salatić (Dubrovnik, Croatia, 1982) grew up in Herceg Novi, in Montenegro. A director, video artist and photographer, he studied fine arts and applied arts in Belgrade, and drama in Cetinje, where he graduated. To date, besides Shelters, he has directed the shorts Intro (cm, 2013) and Daljine (cm, 2014).
Intro (cm, 2013), Zakloni (Shelters, cm, 2014), Daljine (cm, 2014).
“Images and sounds from my childhood, that were deeply imprinted in my memory, became material for the screenplay. I went to the actual locations where I found today’s kids. Among them, there was fourteen-year-old Luka who became the model for this film. Shelters is a mixture of my memories and real life of Luka, combined in a way that it makes a tissue for the film that is fictional but documentary truthful.”
Luka Petrone, Jana Radan, Branka Knezevic, Jelena Dokic, Milos Kascelan, Petar Pejakovic