Archive of films Dual / Dvojina

Slovenia / Denmark / Croatia
2013, 102 min

Section: East of the West - Competition
Year: 2013

The paths of two girls cross one evening in Ljubljana. Tina, a Slovene, and Iben, a Danish girl of similar age, both experiencing some kind of turning point in their lives, open up to one another and soon develop a close bond.... After the international success of his debut A Trip, the Slovenian director now brings us a gentle story which absorbs the atmosphere of the summer city and examines the emotions of today’s young generation.


Tina is a young Slovenian woman with a summer job as an airport bus driver. Iben is a Dane of the same age on her way to Greece for a holiday, but due to a technical problem on her flight, she is forced to stay in Ljubljana overnight. Tina is at first hesitant when Iben asks her to show her around her hometown, but she finally decides to fulfil the tourist’s wish. Reaching a kind of turning point in their lives, the two young women briefly become close and open up to one another.... Following the international success of his debut A Trip, Slovenian director Nejc Gazvoda has come out with a tender, perceptively written story that capitalises on a summer-in-the-city atmosphere and examines the emotions of today’s young generation. The director remarked on the film: "I always wanted to make a love story that’s as pure as possible – that starts as a friendship and, influenced by the circumstances, develops into love.” The perfectly apt musical score was handled by the unique Danish female duo Monkey Cup Dress.

About the director

Nejc Gazvoda (b. 1985, Novo mesto, Slovenia) is a director, screenwriter and author. He studied film and television direction at Ljubljana’s Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television. While still a secondary school student he published a collection of short stories called Nothing Escapes the Squirrels (Vevericam nič ne uide), which was nominated for best literary debut in 2004. Two novels and another collection of short stories followed, then he cowrote Janez Lapajne’s Personal Baggage (Osebna prtljaga, 2011). Gazvoda’s feature debut A Trip (Izlet, 2011) was presented at several international festivals and reaped a number of domestic awards. In 2012 it screened in KVIFF’s prestigious Variety section Ten Euro Directors to Watch. Dual is the director’s second feature.


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Slovenian Film Center
Miklošičeva 38, 1000, Ljubljana
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Fax: +38 612 343 219

About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: East of the West - Competition
Director: Nejc Gazvoda
Screenplay: Nejc Gazvoda, Janez Lapajne
Dir. of Photography: Darko Herič
Music: Monkey Cup Dress
Editor: Nejc Gazvoda, Janez Lapajne, Marina Andree Škop
Producer: Aleš Pavlin, Andrej Štritof
Production: Perfo Production
Cast: Nina Rakovec, Mia Jexen, Jure Henigman, Matjaž Tribušon, Nataša Barbara Gračner
Contact: Media Luna New Films UG, Slovenian Film Center


Nejc Gazvoda

Film Director, Film Director

Aleš Pavlin


Nina Rakovec


Andrej Stritof


Darko Herič

Director of Photography

Nerina Kocjancić

Film Institution Rep.

Jožko Rutar

Distributor, Producer, Service Company Rep.


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