- In Retrospect
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.
Director and Writer Idle Running and Ivan
In Vienna: April 18-19
Actor Men Don't Cry, Ivan and The Miner
Master Class On Acting
In Vienna: April 13-21
Line Producer I Am und Ivan
In Vienna: April 15-22
Film critic, curator Feature Film Competition
In Vienna: April 13-20
Presenter Industry Days and Filmprogramm
Janez Burger, Srđan Koljević, Melina Pota Koljević, Aleš Čar
Maruša Majer, Matjaž Tribušon, Nataša Barbara Gračner
Feature Film Competition
Slovenian, Italian with Engl. sub.