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Participated in: MIDPOINT Shorts 2022-2023

Together with her son Jan, Vera returns to her hometown in Zagorje, a rural area in Croatia that she ran away from to Slovenia ten years ago. Upon her arrival, deep-seated family grudges connected with the differing beliefs of Vera and her deeply religious mother Marija resurface. Marija gives Vera an ultimatum that she must baptize her son before her father’s funeral, which further deteriorates their relationship. Unlike Vera, who once again realises that she does not belong in the rural environment of her home town and has not for a long time, her son Jan forms strong bonds with the local children. Moreover, his introverted nature slowly changes to the point where he is prepared to act completely against his mother’s interests.

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