Laboratory - In pre-In production - 45 MINUTES


2018., short documentary, director: Antonia-Nina Škember


A taxi driver from Zagreb, tai-chi master and maintenance worker on ventilation systems, is on a quest to find a harmony in the world. In order to fulfil his wish to achieve a better spiritual condition and to improve his sight, he is watching the sunset for the entire 45 MINUTES.

Ranko Blagojević likes to explore and combine things, and sunset watching is just one of them. In that way he wants to improve his sight, psychic and physical health, and what is most important, to find a harmony in the world in which he is living. Ranko is doing three jobs – he is driving a taxi, maintaining the ventilations in a concert hall, and he is a Tai-chi master for elderly people. In his free time, which is very rare, he is watching the sun. On the first glance this is a simple and secluded way of relaxing, but sometimes it requires exposing to inquisitive glances of other people, because it’s not possible watch the sun anytime, but at a strictly defined time. He starts with 10 seconds and each time he increases the duration for 10 seconds. His goal is to achieve 45 minutes of continuous watching. At the moment Ranko has reached the duration of 20 minutes.

About author Financial support

General data


Director: Antonija-Nina Škember  
Producer: Vanja Jambrović, Oliver Sertić  
Production company: Restart laboratorij

Duration: around 20 minutes
Year of completition: 2018.
Shooting format: HDV

Film was developed during the School of Documentary Films 2011.