• Excluded from competition
  • Janez Burger
  • Slovenia, Croatia
  • 2017.
  • 95'
  • Ivan

A thrilling drama about wrong decisions and a woman searching for her place in a world tailor-made for men. Mara is hopelessly in love with Rok, an unscrupulous businessman and father of her illegitimate child. When he is charged with corporate crime, Rok is abandoned by all his friends, and he urges Mara to abscond with him and leave the child behind. Ivan won a number of awards at the Festival of Slovenian Film, including Best Film, Best Screenplay, and Leading Actress. Janez Burger’s short film On the Sunny Side of the Alps was screened at the 5th ZFF. Together with Jan Cvitkovič, he is the founder of the production company Staragara, which produced his award-winning film Gravehopping, also screened at ZFF.

Subtitles: HR, EN

Janez Burger

Born in Slovenia in 1965. He lives and works in Ljubljana. He studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). His first feature film, Idle Running, was a record-breaking box office success in Slovenia.


Janez Burger
Janez Burger, Srdjan Koljević, Melina Pota Koljević, Aleš Čar
Maruša Majer, Matjaž Tribušon, Nataša Barbara Gračner, Branko Šturbej, Leon Lučev, Polona Juh, Mojca Funkl, Mateja Pucko, Vlado Vlaškalič, Silva Čušin, Damjana Černe
Marko Brdar
Miloš Kalusek
Miha Černec
Staragara, RTV Slovenia, Propeler Film, Tramal Films
Festivals & Awards
Festival of Slovenian Film 2017 – Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actress in Leading Role, Best Original Music, Best Photography, Best Make-up, Slovenian Film Critics' Jury Award, Slovene Art Cinema Association Award

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