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Synopsis

Young Maria gives birth to little Ivan. No one comes to visit her at the hospital, no one congratulates her. On the contrary, as Maria is about to go through a series of traumatic events, starting with the father of her newborn, Rok, a married businessman with whom Mara is obsessively in love, has gone missing. She discovers that Rok is suspected of committing a crime, and is brutally beaten up by his wife’s henchmen, but the two still eventually find their way to each other. Whilst on the run, another drama unfolds before our eyes, as Rok forces Mara into a situation where she must make an impossible decision. But Mara has finally understood that this is the time where she must take her life – and that of her son’s – into her own hands. In a capturing performance, Maruša Majer portrays Mara, who takes a stand in a world where men, as corrupt and brutal as they may be, still call the shots. Janez Burger’s new film is a rough and dry social thriller with supercool shades which do not serve to flatter the corruption and “ideological hysteria” found today in the Slovenian society. The director thinks his diagnosis to be applicable not only to the ex-socialist Eastern European countries, but to the rest of Europe too.

Guests

Janez Burger

Janez Burger

Director and Writer Idle Running and Ivan
In Vienna: April 18-19

Leon Lučev

Leon Lučev

Actor Men Don't Cry, Ivan and The Miner
Master Class On Acting
In Vienna: April 13-21

Nastja Kotnik

Nastja Kotnik

Line Producer I Am und Ivan
In Vienna: April 15-22

Moderator

Michał Oleszczyk

Michał Oleszczyk

Film critic, curator Feature Film Competition
In Vienna: April 13-20

Stephanie Fürstenberg

Stephanie Fürstenberg

Presenter Industry Days and Filmprogramm

Ivan

Original Title

Ivan

Director

Janez Burger

Script

Janez Burger, Srđan Koljević, Melina Pota Koljević, Aleš Čar

Actors

Maruša Majer, Matjaž Tribušon, Nataša Barbara Gračner

Genre

Feature film

Category

Feature Film Competition

Country

Croatia, Slovenia

Year

2017

Language

Slovenian, Italian with Engl. sub.

Running time

95 min.

Distribution/Contact

Slingshot Films

Dates

Wednesday 18.04.

18:00 Urania Kino

Thursday 19.04.

19:00 Actors Studio 3