Good Luck!

Tupljak Mine in Istrian town of Labin closes down and 300 workers lose their jobs. At the same time, the members of Labin Art Express project move in.

In 1998, the decision was made to close down the last coal mine in Croatia – Tupljak near Labin. Three hundred workers existentially and emotionally attached to the mine and mining lost their jobs. At the same time, the members of Labin Art Express project move in. The show begins…

The film was made as part of the documentary film workshop of the Grožnjan Imaginary Academy.


Dalibor Matanić

Before his great fiction films acquired fame in Croatia and abroad, Matanić had directed and co-directed some exceptional documentaries, such as ''Derby'', ''Metropolis'', ''BAG'' and ''Good Luck!''.

Tomislav Rukavina

Tomislav Rukavina is today a director of successful TV series. In the late 1990s, he co-directed (together with his colleagues Dalibor Matanić and Stanislav Tomić) three unforgettable documentary films of a specific humor and esthetics: ''Metropolis'', ''BAG'' and ''Good Luck!''.

Stanislav Tomić

Director of numerous fiction films and more than 40 documentary films, including ''Metropolis'' (1998), ''BAG'' (1999) and ''Good Luck''! (1999), co-directed with Dalibor Matanić and Tomislav Rukavina.
Original title: Sretno!
Year of production: 1999.
Screening time: 35'
Format: 16 mm
Production: Factum
Written and directed by: Dalibor Matanić, Tomislav Rukavina, Stanislav Tomić
Produced by: Nenad Puhovski
Cinematography by: Mirko Pivčević
Edited by: Dubravka Turić
Original score: Gustafi, Metal Guru, Đavoli
Photographers: Marianne Greber, Mirko Pivčević, Marko Krce
Sound dubbing: Ruben Albahari
Sound recording: Tomislav Rukavina
Assistant cinematographer: Marko Krce

Festivals & Awards:

Days of Croatian Film 1999 – Jury's Special Mention for Cinematography; Motovun Film Festival 1999 – Kodak Award; Alpe Adria Cinema – Trieste International Film Festival 2000; Samos Documentary Film Festival 2001