It is pouring down with rain at the funeral. There are many tears, too much wine, several woodpeckers and a handful of dreams to fill in the gaps.
by Morten Tšinakov, Lucija Mrzljak
with Lucija Mrzljak, Kaspar Jancis, Draško Ivezić
Estonia / Croatia 2022 Estonian 16’ Colour International premiere | Animation


  • Lucija Mrzljak
  • Kaspar Jancis
  • Draško Ivezić


Directors Morten Tšinakov, Lucija Mrzljak
Screenplay Morten Tšinakov
Animation Egert Kesa, Goran Stojnić, Morten Tšinakov, Lucija Mrzljak, Tarmo Vaarmets, Noemi Ribić
Editing Morten Tšinakov, Lucija Mrzljak
Music Morten Tšinakov
Sound Mixing Borna Buljević
Sound Editing Jure Buljević
Sound Sander Põldsaar
Set Design Lucija Mrzljak, Morten Tšinakov
Producers Kalev Tamm, Draško Ivezić

Produced by

Eesti Joonisfilm

Adriatic Animation

Morten Tšinakov

The filmmaker studied animation at the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn where he made two films. Since graduating, he has been working at the Estonian animation studio Joonisfilm where, in collaboration with Lucija Mrzljak, he has co-created A Demonstration of Brilliance in Four Acts, The Stork and Eeva.

Filmography (short films)

2018 A Demonstration of Brilliance in Four Acts; co-director: Lucija Mrzljak 2020 The Stork; co-director: Lucija Mrzljak 2022 Eeva; co-director: Lucija Mrzljak

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023

Lucija Mrzljak

Born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1990, the director and illustrator completed her master’s in animation as a student of Priit and Olga Pärn in Estonia. Her student films Shuma and Kut screened at festivals around the world. In 2019, she made a music video for the Oscar-winning musician Glen Hansard. She has worked with Morten Tšinakov on short films for the Estonian animation studio Eesti Joonisfilm and the Adriatic Animation Studio in Zagreb. Alongside her work as an animation filmmaker, she is also an illustrator and a guest lecturer in animation and illustration at the Estonian Academy of Fine Arts.

Filmography (short films)

2016 Shuma · Kut (Corner) 2018 A Demonstration of Brilliance in Four Acts; co-director: Morten Tšinakov 2019 The Closing Door; music video 2020 The Stork; co-director: Morten Tšinakov 2022 Eeva; co-director: Morten Tšinakov

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023