Laboratory - Finished films - BY NIGHT


2012., short experimental documentary, director: Lucija Bušić


BY NIGHT / NOĆNA from Restart on Vimeo.

By night... shift, story, street. Experimental documentary short film about Zagreb's street washers in the form of the dense photo essay (887 photographs) which uses technique of stop animation to achieve temporal sequence. 
Zagreb's ''sprayers'' are shown in two characteristic areas: conspicuously empty city, and quietly full spaces of the company ''Čistoća'' (''filling station'', cloakrooms...). Repetitive, highly aestheticized frames of washing contrasted by unexpected, unabated, ''darkened'' tone reveal very intimate and everyday characters of washers. The film's end is nothing more than an intended mistake inspired by the impression that the washer's job can never be finished – it can only be suspended till the following night. 

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Director, scriptwriter and cinematographer: Lucija Bušić
Producer: Vanja Jambrović, Oliver Sertić
Editor: Mira Stanić
Additional camera: Senad Zemunović
Sound mix: Darko Ceglec
Mentor: Ana Hušman
Production company: Restart laboratorij

Duration: 5 minutes
Year: 2012.
Shooting Format: HD


With participation of employees of Zagrebački holding d.o.o. Podružnice Čistoća