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IVAN

Feature fiction film
Directed by Janez Burger

SYNOPSIS

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. It’s a rough and thrilling personal drama on the background of corruption. A drama of taking the wrong choices.

FILM CREW

DIRECTOR: Janez Burger

SCREENWRITER: Janez Burger, Srdjan Koljević, Melina Pota, Aleš Čar

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Marko Brdar

EDITOR: Miloš Kalusek

SET DESIGNER: Vasja Kokelj

MAKE-UP ARTIST: Alenka Nahtigal

COSTUME DESIGNER: Ana Savić Gecan

MUSIC:  Damir Avdić

SOUND DESIGNER: Julij Zornik

PRODUCER: Miha Černec

CO-PRODUCER: Boris T. Matić

PRODUCTION STARAGARA

CO-PRODUCTIONS: TRAMAL FILMS (Slovenia), PROPELER FILM (Croatia)

CAST

Maruša Majer, Matjaž Tribušon, Nataša Barbara Gračner, Branko Šturbej, Leon Lučev, Polona Juh, Mojca Funkl, Mateja Pucko, Vlado Vlaškalič, Silva Čušin, Damjana Černe, Pavle Ravnohrib, Ana Facchini, Inua Osredkar, Marjuta Slamič, Barbara Medvešček, Uroš Fürst, Peter Musevski, Minca Lorenci, Vesna Slapar, Sabina Kogovšek, Ana Ruter, Aljoša Koltak, Zvonimir Jurić, Matteo Oleotto, Rossana Mortara, Eva Ropotar, Tadeja Horvat, Dušanka Visenjak, Sara Žabota, Val Sajko, Maurizzio Zacchinga

AWARDS

20th Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož, 2017:

• Vesna Award for Best Feature Film - Fiction

• Vesna Award for Best Screenplay (Srdjan Koljević, Melina Pota Koljević, Janez Burger, Aleš Čar)

• Vesna Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Maruša Majer)

• Vesna Award for Best Photography (Marko Brdar)

• Vesna Award for Best Original Music (Damir Avdić)

• Vesna Award for Best Make-Up (Alenka Nahtigal)

Slovenian Film Critics’ Jury Award

Slovene Art Cinema Association Award

 

 

 

NEWS.

Serbian director Ivan Ikić and his film Oasis won the “Roberto Roselini” award for best director at the 4th International Film Festival “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” in the Chinese city of Pinjau. Congratulations! 

The film OROSLAN by director Matjaž Ivanišin received the main jury award in the Independent Film section at LIFFE - Leskovac International Film Festival. The jury wrote in its explanation: "With its brilliant concept, imaginative form and witty realization," Oroslan "stands out not only in regional cinematography with its originality, but also deserves an important place on the map of European film with its quality. the tape contributes to the timeless impression of film, which with its copyright may belong more to the golden age of film art in the 1960s and 1970s than it does today. "                                     oroslan

Ivan Ikić's minority co-production OASIS received the Golden Trolley award for the best feature film at the Zagreb Film Festival. The jury wrote in its explanation: “The film shows people who have been isolated all their lives and the world rarely gives them the opportunity to feel successful in something. It’s a creation that transcends the category of best film and the boundaries of best actors; through the process itself, it gives a hand to those who need it, giving actors the opportunity to become exceptional while expressing and showing that love needs little and that these people are capable of it. The Golden Trolley Award goes to the director and his team, who managed not to betray the trust they had gained. That is why they can be the ones who will convey to the world the cry of those whom no one wants to hear. "

 

We convinced the European Commission with five projects in the European Creative Europe - Media call: four feature films and a short animated film!

Funds were received for the following projects: The Lost Son directed by Darko Štantet, Observation by director Janez Burger, Without Words by Hanna Slak, Freedom or Barbarism by Karpo Godina and Želimir Žilnik, and the short animated film Bimberli written by Andrej Predin and directed by Rok Predin .

OASIS, a film by Serbian director Ivan Ikić, received the award for best European film in the Giornate degli autori section. The award is given by the Europa Cinemas network, whose members are also cinematographers from the Slovenian Art Cinema Network. The jury pointed out in the explanation: ‘’ This is a beautifully shot and very poetic film, which stood out in this year’s Authors ’Days program and was a unanimous selection for the award winner. Ikić's Oasis is a gentle and shocking, but at the same time pure and uncompromising view of the life and love of young people with special needs in a state institution. The director treats his natural actors with a lot of attention and great respect, and they give it back to him with an extremely strong and natural performance. The script is perfectly structured and the photography offers beautiful, unforgettable scenes. This is a movie that viewers should see in the cinema. Perhaps the simplest thing is to say that we can't wait to see this film again as soon as possible. "

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OROSLAN, a feature film by Matjaž Ivanišin, won the Vesna Award for supporting role at the 22nd Slovenian Film Festival, which went to Milivoj Miki Roš. Jury's explanation: "Milivoj Roš Miki managed to make such a strong impression in his acting prowess in a few minutes of film narration that it is impossible to imagine a film without him. He moves from acting narration to intimate and bitter confession with incredible ease. Miki showed us again how strong and inspiring the player's charisma can be. "

 

The feature-length documentary STORKMAN, directed by Tomislav Jelinčič (director of photography: Alan Stanković), received the Audience Award at the 18th Liburnia Festival. Congratulations to the director and the crew!

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OROSLAN (director: Matjaž Ivanišin)  received the Brenk Award for top achievements in the field of film, awarded by KINO!. This year, the Municipality of Maribor awarded the director the Glazer Charter for Outstanding Contribution.

The feature film Ivan, directed by Janez Burger, received several Vesna awards at 20th jubilee edition of the Festival of Slovenian Film. Among other awards it was presented with the best feature and the jury explained its choice wiht the following words:"With Ivan Burger created a vertiginous danes of images and sound that take hold of the viewer already in the first scene and don't let go unitl the end. Such a film is a deeply moving comment of the state of mind in contemporary Slovenia, but not only that. Namely, his almost hypnostic oscillating between feelings of yearning and desperation is something we are all familiar with. one way or the other."
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RIDERS, feature film by director Dominik Mencej was selected for RE-ACT co-development funding scheme

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Italian premiere of the Liberation Day documentary will be at the Seeyousound International Music Film Festival in Torino - January 27th and regional screening at the Trieste Film Festival - January 22ndLiberation day film

Maruša Majer was with her leading role in Ivan (dir.:Janez Burger) selected for SHOOTING STARS!

“She gives a fearless, gritty and thoroughly soul-bearing quality to her work, that goes under both her and our skins – and refuses to let go. Maruša conveys a female animalism of a rarely seen strength.”
Shooting Stars Berlinale

 

Bolzano Film Festival Bozen 2016

At the 30th Bolzano Film festival Bozen the Focus Europe section will include 4 films produced by Staragara:

Jan Cvitkovič:
"Bread and Milk" (2011)
"Love on the top of the world" (short, 2015)
- screened on Thursday, 04/14/2016


Janez Burger:
"Idle Running"
(1999 )
"Reconciliation" (short, 2014)
- screened on Saturday, 16/04/2016


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TFF 2016 - Trieste, January 30th, 2016

"LOVE ON THE TOP OF THE WORLD" awarded at Trieste Film Festival, Director: Jan Cvitkovič

http://www.triestefilmfestival.it 

EFA nominations 2015

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Trieste, January 26th, 2016

Amongs 6 selected project from RE-ACT also 2 co-production documentary films from Staragara:

- "Storks" production Antitalent (Hrvaška)

- "The Lost Dream Team", production Sekvenca (Hrvaška)

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EFA 2015 - Berlin, November 7th, 2015

"DANCING WITH MARIA" nominated for prestigious European film award in the category of Documentary films, Director: Ivan Gergolet

http://europeanfilmawards.eu

Dancing with Maria

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