Upcoming Film 2020-10-29T20:19:15+00:00

The Door of Redemption

Famous Croatian music video director, writer and photographer Katja Restović starts filming ”The Door of Redemption”, her first feature-lenght film this fall. After many notable projects and attainments, this successful artist decided to shoot a thriller based on a true story from the end of the 18th century.


„The Door of Redemption“ story

Martin Vellovich, a priest from Tar, 1796, is a visionary and magician because of whom Marija Zelonkovich (a widow from the village) the county governor Vukovich and Mate Corazza (a priest from the neighboring village of Vabriga) join forces to report, for diferent motives (economic prestige, faith and jealousy), the Case „Processo Vellovich“ to Council X in Venice.

In an interesting emotional thriller with hints of the paranormal, the mute Antonija (a girl with unusual abilities) and cavallier Mattei who, in service of Venetian officials, questions the villagers about Vellovich’s suspicious behaviour, as well as the esoteric Martin Vellovich form an unusual love triangle (Vellovich – Antonija – Mattei). This leads the film (along with the dark custodian) through magic, cults, various ritualistic actions and to an unexpected ending.

In the big fire that consumed the secret laboratory, an unexpected turn takes place where every suspicion is lifted from Vellovich and the question arises: Is the ‘curse’ of the village Tar completed or will it continue, and who is in fact the true culprit for the strange and overwhelming events that took place in 1796 in Tar. The answer is found at the end of the film – more precisely, we are left without the true answer and in serious doubt: Where and how shall the ‘evil or good fate’ of Martin Velovich continue.

It is an exceptional and provocative film about an intriguing love triangle in the heart of Istria which will show its viewers that nothing is as it seems from the very beginning, turning this film into a tense and exciting project till the very end.

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Katja Restović has brought together a truly respectable group of actors. The protagonists of this dark love story are played by Livio Badurina, Robert Kurbaša, Luka Dragić, Olivera Baljak, Edvin Liverić, Biljana Mišić as well as many other famous and well-known Croatian, Slovenian and Italian actors who will revive the history of Istria and the events that occured in 1796. Massimo Savić, Amir Kazić Leo and Boris Kosmač will leave their music careers aside for the moment and join these famous actors in order to create this hit film. Zoran Trubić is responsible for the music and trailer, while the screenplay is written by Max Hozić.

Originally posted on the DNEVNIK.hr SHOWBUZZ