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GIRLS DON'T CRY - Dekleta ne jočejo

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DIRECTED BY MATEVŽ LUZAR, 2015

SYNOPSIS:

After assassination attempt, penniless mob wife takes over his husband’s dirty work and collects the dept with a help of her best friend - the hairdresser and her estranged step daughter.

TECHNICAL INFO:

DCP
Aspect Ratio: 1 : 1.85
Duration: 75 minutes
in colour

PRODUCTION:

TV Slovenia

GOOD TO GO - Srečen za umret

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DIRECTED BY MATEVŽ LUZAR, 2013

SYNOPSIS:

Good To Go is a bittersweet comedy about a grumpy old man who decided to find happiness before he dies.

TECHNICAL INFO:

Codex, ARRIRAW
Aspect Ratio: 1 : 2.35
Duration: 100 minutes
in colour

PRODUCTION:

Pakt Media (Slovenia)
Ars Septima (Croatia)
Film United (Czech republic)

AWARDS:

  • 15th Slovenian film festival 2012, Portorož – Audience award for best film and 5 more Vesna awards for best script (Matevž Luzar), best photography (Simon Tanšek), best production design (Katja Šoltes), best costume design (Pia Šinigoj Premzl), best sound design (Jurij Zornik)
  • 15th Mumbai Film Festival, "Silver Gateway of India - Second Best Film" in category Harmony Celebrate Age


  • GOING OUR WAY - Gremo mi po svoje

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    DIRECTED BY MIHA HOČEVAR, 2010

    SYNOPSIS:

    Teenager Alex and his friends go to a summer camp by the river. The camp leader is quite annoying - he takes scouting much too seriously, which causes conflict, as the boys would rather have fun, try their luck with the girls from the neighboring camp, and swim, than learn scouting skills and constantly take part in all kinds of competitions. The situation in the camp keeps deteriorating, and parents visiting day is drawing near. The camp leader makes a cunning move, organizing a camping in the wild competition, where small groups of scouts spend a night on their own in the wilderness in improvised shelters. Naturally, to escape the monotony, Alex volunteers. Jake, the camp leader's hypochondriac son, and Sleepyhead, a philosopher type, join him...

    DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT:

    A hilarious, action-packed comedy, featuring state-of-the art production, that will stand the test of time and bring together old and young for generations to come. Images, emotions, and attractive familiar faces will not easily be replaced by computer fakery and nouveau kitsch. An intense story that is easy to understand, which manages to convey something more by combining adventure and humor. Something more about life, competition, love and Nature. A feature which will make everyone who participated in its making proud, and which will be a source of pleasure for children and adult viewers alike.

    TECHNICAL INFO:

    35 mm
    Ratio: 1 : 2.35 (Cinemascope)
    Duration: 93 minutes, 2654 m
    in color
    Sound: Dolby Digital SR-D

    PRODUCTION:

    Vertigo / Emotionfilm (Slovenia)

    AWARDS:

  • 13th Slovenian film festival 2010, Portorož - Audience award, Best leading actor (Jurij Zrnec)


  • 9:06

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    DIRECTED BY IGOR ŠTERK, 2009

    SYNOPSIS:

    A police inspector investigates an unusual suicide case. The investigation develops into an obsession as the inspector starts living in the apartment of the deceased, digging through his life and gradually taking over his identity.

    DIRECTOR'S NOTE:

    In the time you watch the film at least 20 people commit suicide in Europe. And another 100 in the rest of the world. 1.2 million people in the world commit suicide every year.

    Slovenia is among five countries with the highest suicide rate in the world.

    The suicide rate in my country is so high that in a group photo of any high school class in Slovenia there is at least one schoolmate in picture who will commit suicide eventually.

    Sadly enough, the photo of my high school class is no exception.

    TECHNICAL INFO:

    35 mm
    Ratio: 1 : 1.85
    Duration: 71 min
    in color
    Sound: Dolby Digital

    PRODUCTION:

    Gustav Film (Slovenia)
    A.A.C. Productions (Slovenia)
    Mogador Film (Germany)

    AWARDS:

  • 12th Slovenian film festival 2009, Portorož - Kodak award for best cinematography (Simon Tanšek), Vesna award for best cinematography (Simon Tanšek), best movie (Igor Šterk), best screeplay (Igor Šterk), best leading actor (Igor Samobor), best director (Igor Šterk), best leading actress (Silva Čušin), best sound (Julij Zornik), best music (Jure Ferina), best editing (Peter Marković), Stop Award for best actor/actress (Igor Samobor)
  • 11th European Film Festival 2010, Lecce, Italy - Best cinematography Award, Special jury Award
  • 26th Alexandria Film Festival of Mediterranean Countries - Best director


  • LOVE AND OTHER CRIMES - Ljubav i ostali zločini

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    DIRECTED BY STEFAN ARSENIJEVIĆ, 2008

    SYNOPSIS:

    Before you start a new life, you have to end the old one.

    New Belgrade, a part of Belgrade designed to be a soc-realistic city of the future. Concrete and melancholy. And everyday life. Anica (36) works as a bookie for a local small mob boss, Milutin. Anica is tired and lonely. She thinks that her life isn't going anywhere. So, she has a plan. It is the day for monthly protection money. At the end of the day Anica will take all the collected money and with the rest from Milutin's vault, leave the country forever. Aside from her usual job, Anica spends the day in quiet goodbyes, secretly leaving her belongings to friends and taking small revenges, which leads to huge pleasures that she always longed for. Making sure that nobody notices, Anica organizes her perfect departure from her imperfect life.

    But life is unpredictable. The only thing Anica didn't count on was - love. And love appears in an unexpected way. On that very day 10-years younger Stanislav, Milutin's favorite employee, confesses his love to her. As the day goes by, the two meet in different situations and their love story strongly and passionatly develops. At the end of the day, Anica will have to decide. Can you believe in love?

    TECHNICAL INFO:

    35 mm
    Ratio: 1 : 1.85
    Duration: 106 min
    in color
    Sound: Dolby SRD

    PRODUCTION:

    Art & Popcorn (Serbia)
    Coin Film (Germany)
    Amour Fou (Austria)
    Studio Arkadena (Slovenia)

    AWARDS:

  • 12th Sofia International Film Festival, March 2008, Bulgaria - The Cadilac Award for Best directing
  • goEast International Film Festival, Wisebaden, April 2008 - Best Director
  • Crossing Europe Film festival Linz, April 2008 - Audience Award
  • Film + New media Festival, June 2008, Novi Sad, Serbia - Best Serbian Film
  • 22nd HFF, Herceg Novi, Montenegro, August 2008 - Bronze Mimoza
  • 11th Slovenian film festival, Portorož, Slovenia, October 2008 - Kodak prize for best photography
  • 9th Tbilisi International Festival, December 2008 - Golden Prometheus for Best film in Competition, Georgia
  • 3nd Bursa International Silkroad Film Festival, December 2008 - Golden Karagoz Award for best director, Turkey
  • 37th Sopot FF, Serbia - best screenplay award
  • 32nd Film Screenplay Festival Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia - best screenplay award
  • 48th Actors Film Festival Niš, Serbia - award for main actor
  • 2nd Bursa Silkroad International FF, Istanbul - award for directing


  • THE NIGHT - Lat mig sova

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    DIRECTED BY MIHA KNIFIC, 2006

    SYNOPSIS:

    Film "Let me sleep" is a drama of three-four memories on one night. About the night that three-four people (the fourth is physically absent but with that not less present) spent together, even though they end their relationships the previous evening. Now, they don't have any commitments, free of all relationships. The story in the film starts on the morning and ends on the evening of the previous day. All happening in-between is turning around the act that happened before that, before the end of the film, even before we entered the story, so we can replace the fourth one after he's gone. It is a story of remembering, about three different looks on one night, which all try to collide their memories into one version of the night. Film turns memory to dream, and reflects surrealism of our own memories and reality.

    TECHNICAL INFO:

    S 16/35
    Ratio: 1 : 1.66
    Duration: 78 min
    in color

    PRODUCTION:

    Studio Arkadena (Slovenia)
    Start film (Sweden)

    GRAVEHOPPING - Odgrobadogroba

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    DIRECTED BY JAN CVITKOVIČ, 2005

    SYNOPSIS:

    Pero (Gregor Baković), the protagonist of the film, is an intelligent man in his mid-thirties. He uses his considerable talent as a writer for writing funeral speeches. These are not mere eulogies for the deceased, since Pero consciously or unconsciously entwines his own perception of the course of events and his life philosophy into them. He lives in a family house with his sisters Vilma (Nataša Matjašec) and Ida (Sonja Savić), his father (Brane Grubar), and his nephew Džoni (Domen Remškar). Pero's neighbour Suki (Drago Milinović), Džoni's father Dzeger (Zoran Dževerdanovič) and Renata (Mojca Fatur),Pero's great love, also frequently cross his path.

    From Grave to Grave is a film about people from a small town in the Slovenian Karst region and their destinies. It focuses on the basic force in the human existence - fear. Out of fear from death stems the craving for eternity, while out of fear from life stems the desire for security, warmth and love. Love is the only drug powerful enough to overcome death.Therefore From Grave to Grave is a film about the ups and downs of our protagonists' destinies and about their search for warmth and love in the absurd chaos that is life.The story of the film and its essence establishes itself through the prism of their interpersonal relationships.

    TECHNICAL INFO:

    35 mm
    Ratio: 1 : 2.35 (Cinemascope)
    Duration: 103 min, 2905 m
    in color
    Sound: Dolby Digital

    PRODUCTION:

    Stara gara (Slovenia)
    Propelerfilm (Croatia)

    AWARDS:

  • Film Festival in San Sebastian 2005, Spain - Best feature film award - ALTADIS
  • 21th Warshaw International Film Festival, CentEast - Warshaw screening Award for the Best Film, October 2005
  • 15th Festival of Eastern European Cinema, Cottbus, Germany, November 2005 - Mail Prize for the Best Film, Best Film from Ecumencial Jury
  • Torino International Film Festival, Italy, November 2005 - Mail Jury Award for the Best Film,Award for the Best Script
  • 16th Ljubljana International Film Festival, LIFF - Special Jury Mention Award
  • 8th Festival of Slovenian Film 2005, Portorož, Slovenia - Best Feature Film, Best Side Actress (Sonja Savić), Best Side Actor (Drago Milinović)
  • 4th Film Festival Spirit of Fire, Khanty Mansysk, Russia, March 2006 - Silver Tayga for second best film of festival competition, Special Jury Award for most impressive film scene
  • 10th international film festival in Sofia, Bulgaria - award No Man's Land for best Balkan film according to Jury of Bulgarian film critiques
  • The 22nd Troia Film Festival, Setubal, Portugal, June 2006 - Special Jury Award - Silver Dolphin. Special award CICAE - given by International Confederation Of Art Cinemas
  • The 13th International Film Festival, Palić, Serbia, July 2006 - Golden Tower for best film of the festival
  • International Film Celebration, Pecs, Hungary, October 2006 - Best Photography Award for Simon Tanšek, Best Main Actor Award for Gregor Baković, Public Choice Award for Best Film
  • International Film Festival TOFFI, Torun, Poland, October 2006 - Special Jury Award for The Best Film, Zygmund Kalužynski Award for Extraordinary Funeral Scene with a Car
  • The 28th Northern Film Festival, Leeuwarden, Holland, November 2006 - Best Film Award by Students Jury
  • Los Angeles International Film Festival, May 2007 - Best Film Award by Jury


  • THE RUINS - Ruševine

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    DIRECTED BY JANEZ BURGER, 2004

    SYNOPSIS:

    The carismatic theatre director and author Herman is creating a new performance, which is supposed to be better than all of his successful projects until then. He invites all of his friends and the people he has worked with until then to participate, including his girlfriend, the actress Zana and his friends for many years, the actor Gregor and the scenographer Miloš.

    A spectacular performance, which is supposed to open a prestigious theatre festival, is to be performed in the open, and the manager of the theatre Lukman presents it to the audience of the festival, to the theatre critics and to guests from abroad with a magnificent reception. As soon as at the reception and especially later at the rehearsals many secrets and manipulations start to get exposed, with which Herman wishes to bring to light and to make fun of the relationships between the performers in his performance.

    In addition to this it turns out that the drama text that Herman uncovered as a sensational discovery from medieval Iceland theatre is only one of the many Herman's manipulations. What is going to happen to the protagonists of this story after all this? How will the numerous relationships and manipulations end?

    TECHNICAL INFO:

    35 mm
    Ratio: 1 : 2.35 (Cinemascope)
    Duration: 100 min, 2800 m
    in color
    Sound: Dolby Digital SR-D

    PRODUCTION:

    E-motion film (Slovenia)

    AWARDS:

  • 7th Festival of Slovenian Film 2004, Ljubljana, Slovenia - Best Feature Film, Best Photography, Best Actor, Best Music, Best Film Award by Audience Jury
  • 6th International Film Festival, Lecce (Italy), April 2005 - Special Award from the Jury


  • FRAGILE DESIRES - Krehke touhy

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    DIRECTED BY KARIN BABINSKA, 1998

    SYNOPSIS:

    A strange woman suddenly appears in the peaceful family household. Who will be the winner?

    TECHNICAL INFO:

    Digi Beta
    Ratio 1 : 1.85
    Duration 30 min
    in colour

    PRODUCTION:

    FAMU (Czech republic)

    TUŠ, CHEF

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    DIRECTED BY JURE MATJAŽIČ, 2014

    PRODUCTION:

    Perfo (Slovenia)

    PEKARNA GROSUPLJE

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    DIRECTED BY JURE MATJAŽIČ, 2013

    PRODUCTION:

    Super 16 (Slovenia)

    MLEKARNA CELEIA

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    DIRECTED BY JURE MATJAŽIČ, 2013

    PRODUCTION:

    Super 16 (Slovenia)

    STAROPRAMEN, COOL

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    DIRECTED BY KAREL JANAK, 2013

    PRODUCTION:

    Val production (Croatia)

    SIOL, FIRSTS

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    DIRECTED BY SAŠO PODGORŠEK, 2011

    PRODUCTION:

    Propeler

    MOBITEL, PEACE

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    DIRECTED BY GREGOR VESEL, 2001

    PRODUCTION:

    Gustav film (Slovenia)

    MOBITEL, WORDS

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    DIRECTED BY GREGOR VESEL, 2002

    PRODUCTION:

    Gustav film (Slovenia)

    CLIO

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    DIRECTED BY TOMO BREJC, 2006

    PRODUCTION:

    Nora Pruduction Group

    ZALA

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    DIRECTED BY LUKA LORENCI, 2007

    PRODUCTION:

    Testube

    SIDHARTA, RING

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    DIRECTED BY LUKA LORENCI, 2004

    PRODUCTION:

    Menart

    GUŠTI IN POLONA, MY DREAMS

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    DIRECTED BY LUKA LORENCI, 2006

    PRODUCTION:

    Testube



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