Do konca / Till the End of the Thread

short experimental film, 2019
duration 14:35 min
director Neli Ružić

The experimental film Till the End of the Thread is a portrait of the former Yarn and Thread Factory Dalmatinka Sinj in its terminal state, recorded in 2017 during the end of the bankruptcy proceedings and in 2018, when the factory “Dalmatinka Nova” was sold to the firm “Business park“ that intends to change its function and use it as a business center, and venue for wedding receptions and other events. The film represents a kind of epitaph for the factory and its workers. Movements of cotton and thread in the ruins of the famous factory, the remnants of machines and empty halls are interwoven with scenes from the experimental film Threads, filmed in the golden days of Dalmatinka. Yarn and Thread Factory Dalmatinkawas one of the most successful textile companies in Yugoslavia and since its founding in 1951 to the beginning of the 90’s it was the basis of economic life in the town of Sinj, Croatia. This factory had a key role in the emancipation of women who made 80% of its workforce.

scriptwriter/director Neli Ružić
camera Darko Škrobonja, Neli Ružić
editing Neli Ružić
sound Tonči Bakotin/Studio Sensoria 

Festivals 25FPS, 2019., Zagreb

Exhibitions: Tailored Futures? Technical Museum Nikola Tesla, Zagreb; 17:16, Sikirica Gallery, Sinj