Length: 9:40 minutes
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Film Category: Short Narrative
Cast & Credits
Director: Aleta Rajič
Screenwriter: Aleta Rajič
Producer: Sanja Rajič-Banjac, Studio Neum
Editor: Sanja Rajič-Banjac
Animator: Aleta Rajič
Production Design: Aleta Rajič
Sound Design: Vjeran Šalomon
Music: Vjeran Šalomon, Juraj Sremec, Helena Šalomon
Woman-Doe, a living sculpture trapped in urban spaces of boredom, melancholia, and utopian museums where she works and entertains herself by acting human only in poses (cleaning, drinking coffee, smoking, sleeping) whereas in reality, she is a lonely, lifeless animal. Problems begin when signs of a raging animal begin to appear on her head in form of two horns. Her eyes meet with a loner Woman dancing in the rain. Will she use her growing animal powers and human eyes to meet, fight, and dance her way out towards her real nature - freedom?
Aleta Rajič was born in 1990 in Čapljina. She holds a Master's degree in English Language and Art History from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Mostar. Already in elementary school she started working on animated films at the ”Studio Neum”, where she worked as a set designer and animator on several films and attended numerous animation workshops and educational programmes organised by them. For the last couple of years, she has been one of the lecturers at the School of Animated Film (in Mostar and Neum) whose founder is her father, a veteran of BiH animation - Jurinko Rajič. ”NATURAL SELECTION” is her second film, and it has been selected by over 30 international film festivals in less than a year (including the world premiere at the Sarajevo Film Festival, then Annecy, Pula Film Festival, Monstra, Animafest, etc.), and she won two awards for best animation. For the last nine years, Aleta has been a member of the organizing team of the Neum Animated Film Festival NAFF, and is currently actively involved as a part of the festival’s art direction.