Archive of films Half-Sister / Polsestra

Slovenia / North Macedonia / Serbia
2019, 105 min

Section: Official Selection - Competition
Year: 2019

Half-sisters who were never that close are forced by circumstance to share a flat in Ljubljana... The leading Slovene director returns to Karlovy Vary with a remarkably precise study of alienation and the inability to communicate, in a film characterised by polished dialogue, plenty of black humour and entirely natural performances.


Synopsis

Half-sisters from a small coastal town who were never that close are forced by circumstance to share a flat in Ljubljana... The leading Slovene director returns to Karlovy Vary with a remarkably precise study of alienation and the inability to communicate. The script was co-written by Kozole’s regular collaborator Ognjen Sviličić and screenwriter and director Urša Menart, who also plays one of the sisters in the film. The work is characterised by polished dialogue, a liberal dose of black humour and entirely natural performances. The director on his film: “We live in dangerous times in which lunatics and psychopaths prosper – and therefore all that we have left is compassion. That and humour.”

Lenka Tyrpáková

About the director

Damjan Kozole (b. 1964, Brežice, Slovenia, Yugoslavia). Selected filmography: The Fatal Telephone Call (Usodni telefon, 1987), Porno Film (2000), Spare Parts (Rezervni deli, 2003), Labour Equals Freedom (Delo osvobaja, 2005), Slovenian Girl (Slovenka, 2009), Nightlife (Nočno življenje, 2016), Half-Sister (Polsestra, 2019)

Contacts

Vertigo
Metelkova 6, SI - 1000, Ljubljana
Slovenia
Tel: +386 143 970 80
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.vertigo.si

Publicity contact

Marijana Harder
Tel: +49 177 794 2871
E-mail: [email protected]

Press kit



About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Official Selection - Competition
   
Director: Damjan Kozole
Screenplay: Damjan Kozole, Urša Menart, Ognjen Sviličić
Dir. of Photography: Miladin Čolaković
Editor: Jurij Moškon, Atanas Georgiev
Art Director: Neža Zinajić
Producer: Danijel Hočevar, Labina Mitevska, Jelena Mitrović
Production: Vertigo
Coproduction: Sisters and Brother Mitevski, Film House Baš Čelik, RTV Slovenia
Cast: Urša Menart, Liza Marijina, Jurij Drevenšek, Peter Musevski, Anja Novak, Labina Mitevska, Damjana Černe
Contact: Vertigo, Marijana Harder

Guests

Danijel Hočevar

Producer, Tutor / Trainer

Urša Menart

Actress, Screenwriter


Liza Marijina

Actress

Ognjen Sviličić

Screenwriter


Jurij Drevenšek

Actor

Labina Mitevska

Co-producer, Actress


Damjan Kozole

Film Director

Marijana Harder

Publicist


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