Darko Štante's Consequences to premiere in TIFF’s Discovery section
by Vladan Petković
- The Slovenian filmmaker's feature debut stars Matej Zemljič as a troubled teenager who ends up in a youth detention centre
The first feature film by Slovenian filmmaker Darko Štante, Consequences [+see also:
interview: Darko Štante
film profile], will have its world premiere in the Toronto International Film Festival's Discovery section.
The film focuses on 18-year-old boy Andrej (Matej Zemljič, seen earlier this year in the Karlovy Vary entry History of Love [+see also:
interview: Sonja Prosenc
film profile]), who ends up in a youth detention centre. He has to fight for his place in a group of boarders led by Željko (Timon Šturbej), who soon takes the newcomer under his wing. Under the pressure of the new environment, Andrej has to ensure that his secret does not come to light.
The cast also includes Gašper Markun, Rosana Hribar, Blaž Setnikar, Lovro Zafred and Lea Cok. For cinematographer Rok Nagode, editor Sara Gjergek, and producers Andraž Jerič and Jerca Jerič, of Temporama, Consequences is also a feature-film debut.
Meanwhile, the Czech-Slovenian-Polish-Slovak co-production Winter Flies [+see also:
interview: Olmo Omerzu
film profile], which garnered its Slovenian-born, Prague-based filmmaker, Olmo Omerzu, the Best Director Award at Karlovy Vary, will screen in Toronto's Contemporary World Cinema programme.
The last Slovenian title to be shown at Toronto was Damjan Kozole's Slovenian Girl [+see also:
film profile] in 2009. The film went on to screen at 70 festivals and was distributed in 30 countries, including the USA, where it was released under the title A Call Girl.
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