After young Mara gives birth to Ivan, a chain of unexpected and nerve wrecking events begins. Ivan’s father Rok, a married businessman whom Mara obsessively loves, is missing. When she finds out that Rok is accused of a white-collar crime, she gets brutally beaten by his wife’s cronies. Mara and Rok manage to get together, but Mara finds herself in an impossible situation when she has to choose between her lover and her child. On the background of a corrupted world, a rough and thrilling drama about the dilemma of taking the wrong choices.
Janez Burger (1965, Slovenia) graduated from film and TV direction at Prague (FAMU). The world premiere of his first feature film Idle Running took place at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 1999. In 2002, Burger shot his second film Ruins, which had its world premiere on the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2005. In 2009 he shot his third feature film Silent Sonata, a film without dialogue. The film had its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2011.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Best Feature Film; Best Actress; Best Screenplay, Slovene Film Festival 2017
Best Actress; Special Mention – Feature Film, Avanca Film Festival 2018
Best Feature Film, LET’S CEE Film Festival 2018
Pula Film Festival 2018
Director: Janez Burger
Language: Slovenian, Italian
Country: Slovenia, Croatia
Cast: Marusa Majer, Matjaz Tribuson, Natasa Barbara Gracner
Production: Staragara, RTV Slovenija, Propeler Film
PROGRAMME: KINOKAUCH PRESENTS