Category: Optimist

Bravely and in an artistically mature way, in her film ''Category: Optimist'' Lana Šarić deals with her own disease and its consequences. This unique film wins audience with its optimism, even in the toughest of situations.

Category: Optimist is a film about coping with a potentially lethal disease – leukemia – and everything that comes after treatment. When patients get well, owing to a fortunate combination of medical science, doctors' efforts, help from family and friends and one's will to fight, their lives change completely. In the challenges ahead, the most important thing is to stay optimistic.


Lana Šarić

Lana Šarić is one of the best young Croatian dramatists. She writes for theater and television and she directs theatrical productions. ''Category: Optimist'' is the first film she has directed.
Original title: Klasa Optimist
Country of production: Croatia
Year of production: 2010.
Screening time: 58'
Format: DigiBeta
Production: Factum
Co-producer: Zagreb film
Co-financier: HAVC
Written and directed by: Lana Šarić
Produced by: Nenad Puhovski
Cinematography by: Damir Kudin
Edited by: Ivana Rogić
Original score: Dario Hajsek
Sound recording: Hrvoje Petek, Marko Grgić i Ivan Šmintić
Assistant director: Čejen Černić
Executive producer: Tamara Babun
Assistant producer: Vanja Daskalović
Post-production: Orlando Film Classic d.o.o.

Festivals & Awards:

ZagrebDox 2010