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STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS

STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS

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STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS

The chestnut woods are a “forgotten place” where fairy-tale features and absurdist intrusions turn memories into what they really are: a mix of fact and fiction, a way of holding onto people and places and a way to let go of those exact same things.

A film by Gregor Božič & Marina Gumzi

with Massimo De Francovich, Ivana Roščić, Giusi Merli, Tomi Janežič, Janja Majzelj, Marko Brecelj, Matija Solce, Anita Kravos, Nataša Keser and Janez Škof

81', color, 16mm + 35mm

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Director: Gregor Božič

Scriptwriters: Gregor Božič & Marina Gumzi

Cinematograper: Ferran Paredes Rubio

Original Score by: Hekla Magnúsdóttir

Editing: Gregor Božič with Benjamin Mirguet and Giuseppe Leonetti

Production Designer: Giovanna Cirianni

Costume Designers: Katharina Jockwer & Mateja Fajt

Sound: Jan Vysocky, Julij Zornik

Producer: Marina Gumzi / NOSOROGI (Slovenia)

Co-Production: Transmedia Production (Italy), RTV Slovenija (Slovenia) & Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (Germany)

International Sales Agent: Cercamon

Slovenia / Italy, 2019

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Festivals & Awards:

World premiere at Toronto International Film Festival - TIFF 2019

11 x VESNA AWARD at Festival of Slovenian Film 2019:
Best Film, Best Director, Best Male Lead, Best Photography, Best Music, Best Editing, Best Set Design, Best Costume Design, Best Make Up Design, Best Sound Design, Audience Award for Best Film

BEST DEBUT - Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019

GRAND PRIX - 15th A l’est Rouen International film festival 2020

JURY AWARD - Nara International Film Festival 2020

JURY AWARD - MFNF Split International Film Festival 2020

CRITICS PRIZE  - CinEast Luxembourg International Film Festival 2020 

50th International film festival of India Goa; 43th Mostra Sao Paulo IFF; Glasgow International film festival; • 38th Istanbul film festival; 23rd Shanghai International Film Festival; 47. Film Fest Gent; Jerusalem international film festival, Trieste international film festival; etc.

Slovenian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards