A Demonstration of Brilliance in Four Acts

The people are waiting for someone special. Someone special is born – a grown-up man in a suit. They follow the man and cheer for his theatrical but utterly pointless performances. In the middle of one performance he makes a mistake and the people who have so far adored him, leave. Left alone, he meets a woman who is made for him. The theatrical performances continue…

Lucija Mrzljak

Zagreb, 1990

Lucija Mrzljak is a Croatian animation film director and illustration artist based in Tallinn Estonia. In 2016. she completed her MA in animation in Estonia as a student of Priit and Olga Pärn. Her student films Shuma and Kut were screened and awarded at numerous film festivals around the world. Since 2016 she co-directed three short films in collaboration with Morten Tšinakov in Eesti Joonisfilm studio in Tallinn and Adriatic Animation studio in Zagreb: Demonstration Of Brilliance In Four Acts (2017), The Stork (2020), Eva (2022). In 2019 she collaborated with Oscar winning musician Glen Hansard, directing a music video “The Closing door”. Besides animation Lucija works as a freelance illustrator, she published several illustrated books for children in collaboration with Estonian authors and has exhibited illustrations at numerous group exhibitions throughout Europe and Russia. She is a guest teacher at the Estonian Academy of Fine Arts, teaching animation and illustration.

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Morten Tšinakov

Tarvastu, 1992

Morten studied animation in Estonian Academy of Arts and made two films in the process. After his studies he has been working in Eesti Joonisfilm where he directed three films together with Lucija Mrzljak – Demonstration of Brilliance in Four Acts, The Stork and Eeva.

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