Lana Barić earned her acting degree from the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. Since 2011 she has been a member of the drama ensemble at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. She has acted in more than forty stage productions and in as many films and TV series, receiving numerous awards and accolades. The short film SNOW WHITE is her directorial debut which screened at over 40 film festivals all over the world. She also wrote the screenplay and played the lead role. Currently, she’s working on her directorial feature debut called EVE AFTER THE FALL which she developed at Torino Film Lab and EAVE professional training for project development. TIBIDABO would be her second feature film. She’s a Croatian participant of the European Writers Desk 2022/2023 organized by Creative Europe Media Desk.
OLGA (45) is moving into a new apartment. Soon she meets MARIJA (50), her neighbour from across the hall with back problems, who asks Olga to take her little stray dog Megi for a walk. One day Marija disappears and leaves her dog behind. Olga is left wondering. After a while, young IRINA (25) comes to Marija’s apartment. She’s a single mom to a little girl NATALIJA (3). Olga befriends Irina, and they grow close. She gets attached to both her and the little girl. One day they decide to go on a trip to the seaside, where Irina meets and spends time with young boys her age. A couple of days after the trip, Irina and Natalija disappear, too. Tibidabo is an existential story about love, giving, attention and different human conditions. The story usually ends badly for those who keep giving and get very little in return.