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A Comedy of Tears

Genre:  drama
Duration: 76 min
Year: 2016
Screenplay:  Marko Sosič
Director:  Marko Sosič
Cast:  Marjuta Slamič, Ivo Barišič…
Links: www.film-center.si
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STORY

Albert is an elderly man, a cynic, a choleric, and a racist. He lives in a wheelchair in a spacious flat in Trieste surrounded with his solitude of obsessive memory fragments, in which his unresolved relations with family members reside as he had distanced himself from them long time ago. His only contacts with reality are Ida on one hand, an educated middle-aged lady, who arrives from Istria to Albert’s place twice a week to clean up, cook for him and to bathe him, and Albert’s looking through the window on the other hand. That day Albert’s and Ida’s time together starts with Albert’s nagging, him being cynical and aggressive. Ida puts up with his horrible communication with dignity and peace, but that ignites Albert’s malicious behaviour even more.

GALERIJA

Premiera v Kinodvoru 3.5.2017

Foto: Miha Fras

CREW

Screenplay:  Marko Sosič
Director:  Marko Sosič
Director of Photography :  Radovan Čok
Editor:  Janez Bricelj
Sound Recordist:  Jože Trtnik
Sound Designer:  Boštjan Kačičnik
Composer: Stefano Schiraldi
Production Designer:  Dušan Milavec
Cotume Designer:  Zvonka Makuc
Make-up Artist:  Mirjam Kavčič
Producer: Boštjan Ikovic

CAST

Ida Marjuta Slamič
Albert Ivo Barišič
Albert’s wife Mojca Lavrič
Granddaughter Sonja, young Katerina Antler
Granddaughter Sonja, older Tina Gunzek
Son Matija Rupel
Son’s wife Luna Jurančič Šribar
Ida’s father Ivo Selj

 

MARKO SOSIČ

Marko Sosič was born in Trieste in 1958. He is a writer and director. He studied in Trieste and at Academy for theatre, film and TV in Zagreb, Croatia, where he made two medium-length films that received awards. For many years Marko Sosič worked as the art coordinator of Slovenian Theatre in Trieste and at Slovenian National Theatre in Nova Gorica. He directed plays in Trieste, Ljubljana and in Rome, as well as worked for TV. He has written four novels and two collections of short stories (Balllerina, Ballerina; Tito, my love (Tito, amor mijo); You, who from far are coming near to me (Ki od daleč prihajaš v mojo bližino); Short Novel about Snow and Love (Kratki roman o snegu in Ljubezni); Dew On Glass (Rosa na steklu); From Soil And Dreams (Iz zemlje in sanj)). His works received several awards.

SHORT FILMOGRAPHY AND AWARDS

Spring Ridicules, student medium-length film, 1980
Walk, student short documentary, 1981
New Way, graduation medium-length film, 1982
To Age Gently, short film, 1986
Human Magic, six episodes, 1988
Overthrow Inside Of Me, experimental, 1996
Portrait: Marjo Magajna (a photographer), 1996
Portrait: Nora Jankovič (opera singer), 2013

 

CO-PRODUCERS

MB Grip
Iridium Film
Zvokarna

SUPPORTED BY

Regional center for Friuli Venezia Giulia – Slovene programme

TEHNICAL SUPORT

Filmski studio Viba film

CO-FUNDING

Slovenian Film Centre

TECHNICAL DATA

Format: DCP; 1:1,85; 24/fps; color
Sound: DCP 5.1

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

• 19th Festival of Slovenian Film, Portorož, 13. – 18.9.2016
• Raindance Film Festival, London, 21.9. – 2.10.2016
• K3 Film Festival, Villach – Beljak, Austria, 21. – 25.9.2016
• Days of Slovenian film in Belgrade, 22. – 25.11.2016
• 15. Pune Intrnational Film Festival (PIFF), 12. – 19.1.2017
• 28. Trieste Film Festival, 20. – 29.1.2017
• 6. New Balkan film Festival Stockholm, Švedska, 16. – 19.2.2017
• 20th Annual Chicago European Union film Festival, Chicago, USA, Marec 2017
• EU Film Festival 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal, 24. – 29. 3. 2017.
• SEE a Paris 2017, 25. – 28. 5. 2017 Berlin & 31.5. – 3.6. 2017 Paris
• 9. PriFest – Prishtina International Film Festival –  13-20 July, 2017

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