Stories From The Chestnut Woods

A beautiful and melancholic tale from the Slovenian-Italian border

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Dit verbluffende debuut is een prachtige, scherpzinnige treurzang aan de Sloveens-Italiaanse grens.

Let op: deze film is Engels ondertiteld.

This stunning debut and sophisticated elegy from the Slovenian-Italian border swept 11 awards at the main Slovenian national festival, including Best Film and Best Director. The film had a huge success internationally as well: after premiering at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, it won the main prize for the Best First Film at the Black Nights in Tallinn.

This film includes an introduction by Sebastian Cavazza, one of the leading actors from Slovenia.

Once upon a time, somewhere in a far off land, lived an elderly husband and wife. The old woman fell sick and died, and the old man, a stingy carpenter, found himself alone. Pondering the life he had lived, he met a young woman, the last chestnut seller in the region who desperately wanted to leave home and find a better life overseas. Surrounded by nothing but rudimentary nature these lonely souls share fond memories as well as contemplation of their futures. Should they remain haunted by a life that was, or does another path call, joining countless others on the rickety cart to a life unknown?

Shot on 35 mm, the carefully created photography establishes a very special mood throughout the film. The director Gregor Bozic is the most exciting discovery from the SEE region that brings a new, fresh and original voice to the European author’s cinema.

Recommendation by Sebastian Cavazza, actor:

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