|Year of production||2011|
|Creative Advisors||Ula Stoeckl, Jonathan English|
|Head of Studies||Christian Routh|
|K Kieslowski ScripTeast Award/Special mention||–|
|Producers/co-producers/ funding /||Staragara (Slovenia), coproduced with Transmedia (Italy), Inforg Studio (Hungary) and Slovenian public broadcaster RTV Slovenia. Supported by Slovenian Film Fund|
|Festivals/ awards/ cinema results||· Slovene Film Festival 2011 – Vesna Award: Best cinematography for Jure Cernec, Best director for Jan Cvitkovič, Best film
· Medias Central European Film Festival 7+1- MECEFF 2012 Award for Best Cinematography -Jure Cernec
· Oldenburg Film Festival nomination for German Independence Award – Audience Award
|Synopsis||A Man, a Woman and a Boy. Three people in a timeless landscape. They don’t know each other, their cultural background is undefined. They try to survive, each on his/her own. Slowly they start to get in some contact which is utterly mistrusting and occasionally hostile, but through various different situations it gradually starts to develop into relationships.|
|Link to the project – archive||http://scripteast.pl/archeo/|
A Man, a Woman and a Boy. Three people in a timeless landscape. They don’t know each other, their cultural background is undefined. They try to survive, each on his/her own. Slowly they start to get in some contact which is utterly mistrusting and occasionally hostile, but through various different situations it gradually starts to develop into relationships. We watch each of them in different basic states; the state of fear, happiness, indifference, fury, helplessness, hatred, feeling of being lost and love, in the end.
In this way we get to know them and our knowledge about them becomes deeper.
The situations in which they appear and meet derive almost exclusively from my subconsciousness, therefore they are probably archetypal in a sense. But the film is actually about the process of formation of the basic human social and intimate cell.
Ur-man, ur-woman and ur-boy slowly get rid of the fear, hostility, insecurity and join in an ur-community we call family.
An ur-film about and ur-family.
Jan Cvitkovic , archaeologist, actor, writer and director -almost out of curiosity-, is one of the most promising filmmakers in Slovenia.
Born in 1966. Lived in Tolmin, finished secondary school in Idrija. Started to study physics, but dropped out after the first year. Then went on a short trip with no fixed destination (Israel, Egypt, East Africa) which was followed by archaeology studies. He graduated in 1999
His work as a writer and director include:
“Bread and Milk” (2001) for which he received Lion of the Future – Best First Feature Film Award at the Venice Film Festival, awards at the Slovene Film Festival in Portorož,– Special Jury Award, the Don Quijote Award at International Film Festival in Cottbus and more. “Gravehopping” (2005), feature film, awarded in San Sebastian, Warsaw, Cottbus, Torino Ljubljana Sofia Torun and Los Angeles. At the moment Jan is completing short feature film “Masterpiece”.
Where have you heard about Scripteast?
I think I got a notice from slovenian Media office. I am not sure.
What made you interested in this program?
What do you expect from this year edition of Scripteast?
To be able to continue my work in good atmosphere and to meet at least one interesting person.
Do you have previous experience as tutor and advisor at similar workshops?
What is your personal defintion of a good scrtipt and what – the most- makes it succesful?
I don’t have any definition of a good script. If the script is honest, it can be followed by succesfull film.
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