Traces

Croatia

13’14’’,2021.

DIRECTED BY

Luka Klapan

PRODUCED BY

Luka Klapan

SCRIPTWRITER

Luka Klapan

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Luka Klapan

EDITED BY

Luka Klapan

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The three protagonists, each connected in their own way to the stone, present the traditional skills of quarrying and processing stone. The sophisticated methodology and its frenetic rhythms will take us back to long-forgotten times. The author's film camera, in this short documentary without dialogue, leads us in a radical way on the trail of tradition and folk architecture, which is an inseparable part of identity of this area. Using the picturesque ambience of the old abandoned village in Bukovica, the author does not complete the whole unit, but meaningfully leaves to the viewer some room for reflection. The film “Traces” is visualizing that what makes human life miraculous.


Luka Klapan is a painter and filmmaker, born in 1970 in Pridraga (Croatia). His documentaries deal with contemporary social and ethnographic topics. After his first experimental film “Dream”, screened at the 18th Days of Croatian Film, he made several other short films that have been screened at numerous film festivals. He mostly works with the short form, and is currently filming several documentaries in the local community.