Directed by Špela Čadež
Slovenia, Germany | 12 minutes | 2013 | Slovenian

Filip dreams of writer’s glory and luxurious lifestyle in a more prosperous part of town. One day he gets a knock on the door. His neighbour Tereza, an older prostitute that Filip tries to avoid by all means, asks him to write a letter for her fiancé. Filip agrees and by doing so, he gets involved in a mad game between reality and fiction. Based on the short story Her Lover by Maksim Gorky​


Director: Špela Čadež
Screenwriter: Gregor Zorc, Špela Čadež
Cinematography: Michael Jörg
Editing: Thomas Schmidl
Animation: Oliver Throm
Producer: Tina Smrekar, Špela Čadež

  • Špela Čadež
    Špela Čadež

Festival & Awards
Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Dresden Film Festival – Best Animation Film
Hiroshima International Animation Festival – Debut Prize
Leipzig DOK Festival – Golden Dove
Regensburg Short Film Week
Slovene Film Festival – Best Short Film
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Trieste Film Festival – Best Short Film
Valladolid International Film Festival – Best Short Film
Warsaw International Film Festival

Špela Čadež

Špela Čadež (born 1977) is a Slovenian animator and filmmaker. After graduating in Visual Communication Design (2002) in Ljubljana she continued her studies at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Department of Media Design. During her studies in Germany she made two animated puppet films  MATE TO MEASURE and LOVESICK which have been screened at over a hundred festivals all over the world and won more than 30 awards. Since 2008 Špela Čadež works in Slovenia as an independent animation film director and producer.

2013 Boles, puppet animation
2011 Good Night, Missy, animated scenes in Metod Pevec feature
2010 Last Minute, animated film (co-director Marina Rosset)
2009 Far East Film Festival Trailer, puppet animation
2008 Marathon, clay animation (co-director Izabela Plucinska)
2007 Lovesick, puppet animation
2004 Mate to Measure, puppet animation