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by Gregor Božič


In the mid-20th century, in a forested valley between Italy and Yugoslavia, a stingy widower befriends a young woman and helps her depart in search of a new life across the ocean. A chance encounter gives rise to a dreamy parable on loss, regrets and the power of imagination.

international title: Stories from the Chestnut Woods
original title: Zgodbe iz kostanjevih gozdov
country: Slovenia, Italy
sales agent: Cercamon (AE)
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Gregor Božič
film run: 81'
screenplay: Gregor Božič, Marina Gumzi
cast: Massimo De Francovich, Giusi Merli, Ivana Roščić, Janez Škof, Tomi Janezic, Anita Kravos, Nataša Keser, Dora Ciccone
cinematography by: Ferran Paredes Rubio
film editing: Gregor Božič, Benjamin Mirguet, Beppe Leonetti
art director: Giovanna Cirianni
costumes designer: Katharina Jockwer, Mateja Fajt
producer: Marina Gumzi
co-producer: Igor Prinčič
production: Nosorogi, Transmedia, RTV Slovenija, Deutsche Film & Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB) / German Film and Television Academy in Berlin (DFFB)
backing: MIBACT (IT), Slovenski filmski center (SI), FVG Film Fund (IT), Eurimages, MEDIA

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