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Sweet Dreams

sladke_sanjeGenre: drama
Duration: 110 min
Year: 2001
Screenplay: Miha Mazzini
Director: Sašo Podgoršek
Cast: Janko Mandić, Veronika Drolc, Iva Zupančič, Josef Nadj, Marinka Štern, Jože Hrovat, Iva Babič, Luka Tratnik, Ana Troha, Grega Bakovič, …
Links: www.film-sklad.siwww.kolosej.si.

 

 

Story

Egon Vittori (Janko Mandic) is thirteen years old and does not have a record player. It is the beginning of the seventies and Yugoslavia seems to be the land of prosperity. Goods are being imported from the West, and these include American music, films and fashion.

Crew

Screenplay: Miha Mazzini
Director: Sašo Podgoršek
Director of Photography: Sven Pepeonik
Editor: Zlatjan Čučkov
Composer: Mitja Vrhovnik Smrekar
Sound Recordist: Marjan Cimperman
Sound Designer: Julij Zornik
Production Designer: Miran Mohar, Dušan Mandič, Andrej Savski
Costume Designer: Uroš Belantič
Make-up Artist: Alenka Nahtigal
Producer: Franci Zajc

Cast

Egon Vittori Janko Mandić
Mother Veronika Drolc
Grandmother Iva Zupančič
Stric Vinko Josef Nadj
Aunt Marinka Štern
Aunt’s husband Jože Hrovat
Cousin Iva Babič
Fric Luka Tratnik
Maja Ana Troha
Hipper Roman Grega Bakovič
Records Seller Davor Janjić
Ticket Salersgirl Milena Muhič
Gym Teach Jernej Šugman
Slovenian Language Teacher Barbara Levstik
Headmaster Dušan Jovanović
Biology Teacher Alojz Sveta
Housekeeper Bora Todorović
Cinema Operator Svetozar Polič
Beauty Magdalena Kropiunig
Postal Employee Peter Ternovšek
Vinko’s Widow Olga Kacjan
Lawyer Radko Polič
VIS Moonshine Demolition Group
Retired Teacher Metoda Zorčič
Clear RK Neda R. Bric
Tone’s Mother Nataša Burger
Surgeon Goran Šalamon

Sašo Podgoršek

Since leaving the Ljubljana Academy for Theatre, Film, Radio and Television, he has been directing advertisements, music videos, dance films and feature films. He has received several national and international awards for his films: Place with a view (1990), But the Goat Survived (1992), Vertigo Bird (1996), Dark Angels (1999), Dom Svobode (2000) etc. Sweet Dreams is his second feature film.

Filmography:

1986 -  Pigs in Space, short film
1988 – Beautiful Side (Hard), short film
1989 – Koper Capodistria, short film
1990 – Place with a view, short film
1991 – Ljubljana castel, co-director
1991 – Ceci N Est Pas Paris, co-director
1992  – But the Goat Survived, short film
1993  – The Path, short film
1996 – Vertigo Bird, dance film
1999 – Dark Angels, feature film
2000 – Dom svobode, dance film
2001 – Sweet Dreams, feature film

Co-producers

RTV Slovenia

Technical services
Film studio Viba Film

Co-funding

Slovenian Film Fund

Distribution

A.G. Market
Technical data
Format: 35 mm; 1:1,66, 24/fps, color
Dolby sr

Festivals and awards

•    Festival of Slovenian Film, Portorož 2001, Slovenia
Award for Best Script
Award for Best Actress
Audience Award for Best Film
Award for Best Producer
Veronika Drolc became an Actress of the Year and won the prize, awarded by the magazine Stop
Association of Slovenian  Film Critics Award – Best Film of the Festival
•    VIII International  Film Festival Palič, July 2001, Yugoslavia
In Competition
•    III. Motovun Film Festival, August 2001, Croatia
In Competition – Special mention of the Jury
•    International Film Festival Montreal, 23 August – 3 September 2001, France
World Cinema: Reflections of Our Time
•    La Mostra de Valencia, 18 – 25 October 2001, Valencia, Spain
Golden Palm Award
•    17th Haifa Film Festival, 2 – 9 October 2001, Haifa, Israel
•    Cinema Tout Ecrean, Int. Cinema&Television Festival, 22 – 28 October 2001, Geneve, Switzerland
•    23rd International Film Festival Montpellier, 26 October – 4 November 2001, France
Special Public Award
•    16th International Film Festival, 17 October – 11 November 2002, Florida, USA
In Competition
•    25th  Mostra Sao Paulo International Film Festival, 19 October -1 November 2001,  Brasil
In Competition
•    6th Ourense International Film Festival, 3 – 9 November 2001, Spain
In Competition
•    International Thessaloniki Film Festival, 9 -18 November 2001, Athens, Greece
•    Black Nights Film Festival 1 – 9 December 2001, Tallin, Estonia
•    Palm Springs Int. Film Festival, 10 -21 January 2002, Palm Springs, USA
•    BUFF – International Children and Young People’s Filmfestival 12 – 17 March 2002, Malmo, Sweden
•    26th Cleveland International Film Festival, 14 – 24 March 2002, USA
•    Philadelphia Film Festival, 4 – 15 April 2002 USA
•    20. Annual Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, 5 – 20 April 2002, USA
•    28th Seattle International Film Festival, 24 May –16 June 2002, USA
•    FESTROIA International Film Festival, 31 May – 9 June 2002, Setubal, Portugal
FIPRESCI Award
•    International Film Festival “Festival of Festivals 2002” 23 – 29 June 2002,
St. Petersburg, Russia
In Competition
•    16th Braunschweig International Film Festival, 5 – 10 November 2002, Germany      Heinrich Award
•    Napoli Film festival, 16.-22.6.2003, Napoli, Iitalija
•    11 th Art Film Festival, 20.- 28.6.2003, Trančianske Teplice, Slovaška
•    3. Festival Evropske Unije, 14.-27.11.2003, Varšava, Poljska

Retrospektive:

•    Retrospektiva slovenskega filma Kino Arri, Munchen, Nemčija 21.-28.11.2001
•    Retrospektiva slovenskeg filma v Budimpešti, Madžarska, 12.-14.4.2002
•    Retrospektiva slovenskega filma BAM Cinematheque, New York,ZDA 7.-11.5.2003

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