For years, war veteran Will and his teenage daughter Tom have lived in the wilderness, under the treetops of a national park in Oregon. Will suffers from PTSD and can find his peace only in isolation and far from civilisation. Their close relationship and way of life are put to the test when the social services force them to live an ordinary everyday life in the community and when the maturing Tom begins to be drawn to society. The third fiction feature by Debra Granik, a multi-award-winning director, is a subtle drama about protagonists from the edges of society and, according to the critics, one of the best films of 2018.
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Teona Strugar Mitevska
Tuesday, 26. 09. 2023 / 16:00 / Main Hall
In Teona Strugar Mitevska’s latest film, addressing the difficult relationships of a generation scarred for life by the bloody Yugoslav Wars, a speed-dating event provides the setting for a dramatic unearthing of buried – but not forgotten – emotions.
Past Lives Past Lives
Tuesday, 26. 09. 2023 / 18:15 / Main Hall
A budding childhood romance between Nora and Hae Sung, classmates at a primary school in Seoul, ends abruptly when Nora’s family emigrates to Canada. Many years later Nora, now a playwriting student in New York, notices that Hae Sung has been searching for her on social media… Cinematic debut by New York based playwright Celine Song.
Tuesday, 26. 09. 2023 / 19:30 / Small Hall
Filmmaker Andrina Mračnikar heads home to South Carinthia to investigate why the Slovenian language and culture are increasingly disappearing from everyday life. The documentary, which skilfully intertwines the personal and the political, won the Audience Award at the Diagonale Festival in Graz.