Malleus Dei / Malleus Dei
Dino KrpanCroatia / 2018 / 13' 30''
Saturday, 09. 06.,
Europa Cinema, 15:30 h
In a provincial town, at the end of the 17th century, witch hunts have reached their peak. A young couple meets in secret, but a passing old woman notices the girl and misinterprets her actions. The girl is accused of being a witch. She is tortured and burned at the stake. The smoke from the pyre rises and travels towards an abandoned fortress on a neighbouring hill. The same night, the smoke returns, as if alive, and punishes the accessories to the crime. Blaming their affliction on the fortress, the mob sends a young man to deliver them from the evil. Overcoming a series of dangerous obstacles, the man arrives at the fortress and is joined with the spirit of the unfortunate girl. There is a blinding light, releasing a lightning bolt that burns down the wicked town. The light rises to the heavens and shines like the sun. Peace is restored.
Dino Krpan (1969) graduated in Product Design from the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb in 1995. In 2001, he started working on animated films in the field of editing, compositing and 3D animation. He worked on 15 short animated and experimental films, and in 2006 he made his debut Alea iacta est. He teaches postproduction at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Department of Animation and New Media.
categoriesCroatian Film Competition 2