Section: Feature Film Competition

Nočno Življenje

Nightlife

Damjan Kozole
Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2016, 85 Min

In the aftermath of the mysterious death of her husband, university lecturer Lea attempts to maintain her spotless reputation by hushing up evidence that might otherwise discredit her in the public eye in this atmospheric thriller on moral dilemma, coming to terms with expectations and the perceived obligation to brush inconvenient truths under the carpet.

Vertigo

Milan and Lea belong to the upper echelons of Slovenian society. He, a successful criminal defence lawyer, represents shady members of the business community who have fallen from favour in the public eye; she works as a lecturer at university, where she encounters hostility due to her husband's controversial choice of client.

When, one night, Milan is discovered semi-naked and badly injured on the edge of an urban highway, Lea rushes to hospital. There she learns that the evidence discovered at the scene of the crime is of a highly compromising nature. Before public opinion has a chance to turn even further against her, Lea instinctively attempts to withhold information about the crime from the police, the media and the general public, though she herself would appear to have little knowledge thereof.

This latest production from director Damjan Kozole creates an atmosphere shaped by anxiety, shame and a general yearning for scandal, in which Pia Zemlij provides an intense, yet nuanced portrayal of Lea's sense of desperation, internal conflict and, through it all, unwavering determination. WK

Filmformat
DCP | Farbe / colour
Drehbuch
Damjan Kozole, Ognjen Sviličić
Kamera
Miladin Čolaković
Ton
Igor Čamo, Julij Zornik, Gašper Loborec
Schnitt
Jurij Moškon, Ivo Trajkov
Ausstattung
Dušan Milavec, Neža Zinajić
Musik
Silence Kostov
Darsteller
Pia Zemljič, Jernej Šugman, Marko Mandić, Peter Musevski, Jana Zupančič, Petre Arsovski, Mojca Partljič, Dejan Spasić, Matija Vastl
Produzent
Danijel Hočevar
Produktion
Vertigo
Co-Produktion
Sisters and Brother Mitevski, scca pro.ba
Kontakt
Vertigo
Metelkova 6
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Tel.: +38.614.39.70 80
info@vertigo.si
www.vertigo.si
Damjan Kozole

Damjan Kozole - born 1964 in Brežice, Yugoslavia. Kozole is an award-winning Slovenian filmmaker who directed the critically acclaimed REZERVNI DELI, which was nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2003. For NOČNO ŽIVLJENJE he was awarded Best Director at this year´s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Movies
REZERVNI DELI (2003)
EVROPA – VISIONS OF EUROPE (2004, short, Cottbus 2004)
DELO OSVOBAJA (2004)
ZA VEDNO (2008)
SLOVENKA (2009)
DVE ALI TRI STVARI, KI JIH VEM O NJEJ (2009, doc)
DOLGE POČITNICE (2012, Cottbus 2013)
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