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Sing me a song

Genre: Full-length documentary film
Duration: 107 min
Year: 2018
Screenplay:  Miran Zupanič
Director:  Miran Zupanič
Featuring:  Vlado Kreslin, Eva Strmljan Kreslin, Katarina Kreslin, Milan Kreslin, Vera Pergar, Blaž Ogorevc,   Jure Potokar,  Anton Avbelj, Marjan Bokan, Vojko Kokot, Mali bogovi in Beltinška banda
Links: www.film-center.si
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STORY

That black guitar, Instead of whom the flowers bloom, Dizzy from the height…are only some of the songs by Vlado Kreslin, which have become folk tunes, and Vlado himself has become a cult person for his audiences, though not by means of self promoting strategies, but by his genuine charisma and by his suggestive music expression. The latter is based on interlacement of traditional Pannonia melodiousness, the rock’s rebelliousness and authentic poetic-musical expression. The documentary film “Sing me a song” is on one hand an insight into some key phases of Vlado’s growth towards his authentic artistic expression and at the same time an outline of the cultural context inside of which Vlado has been creating in for over forty years. It is a movie about music and about people who love music.

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

»Draw the sky and the birds will come flying.«

GALLERY

29th Liffe opening ceremony and screening of Sing Me a Song, a documentary about Vlado Kreslin

 

CREW

Screenplay:  Miran Zupanič
Director:  Miran Zupanič
Director of Photography:  Maksimiljan Sušnik
Editors:  Jaka Kovačič, Miran Zupanič
Sound Designer:  Boštjan Kačičnik
Producer:  Boštjan Ikovic

FEATURING

Vlado Kreslin
Eva Strmljan Kreslin
Katarina Kreslin
Milan Kreslin
Vera Pergar
Blaž Ogorevc
Jure Potokar
Anton Avbelj
Marjan Bokan
Vojko Kokot
Mali bogovi in Beltinška banda

MIRAN ZUPANIČ

Miran Zupanič (born 1961) graduated from University in Ljubljana, Faculty of Law and in Film Directing. In his documentary films he focuses on destiny of individuals at their turning points taking place in the 20th Century: Run for Life (1990) is the first Slovenian documentary film about Goli otok, the toughest political prison of the ex-Yugoslavia.  The Eyes of Bosnia (1993), is a film shot during the bloody international war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Kocbek, A Poet in the Abyss of History (2004) is a documentary about Edvard Kocbek, the poet and spiritual revolutionary’s life and work. Aufbiks! (2006) is a feature-documentary reconstructing national fights between Slovenians and Germans in Celje in transition from the 19th to 20th Century. Children From Petriček’s Hill (2007) is a documentary based on the interviews with descendants of supposed or actual Nazis’ collaborators who were secretly executed by Jugoslav’s authorities at the end of the WW2 and whose children were taken to concentration camp Petriček. My friend Mujo (2012) is a film about Mujo Turajlić, a man, who lost both of his arms during an explosion, but despite this Mujo with his indomitable spirit cultivates the field and takes care of his family. A feature documentary Sing To Me (2018) is a complex portrait of the musician Vlado Kreslin and his diverse audiences. Miran Zupanič writes screenplays and directs fiction films: Operation Cartier (1991), Radio.doc (1995), Rascals! (2001), Game With Couples (2009), Victory, or how Maks Bikec Turned The Wheel of History (2011). Since 1997 Zupanic has been a lecturer of film directing at the Academy for theatre, radio, film and TV, University of Ljubljana.

SHORT FILMOGRAPHY AND AWARDS

1990 Run for Life; director, documentary film
1991 Operation Cartier, director, TV fiction film, 1991
– Audiences Award at Marathon of Slovenian Film in Portorož 1991
– Award of European TV Stations Association and Grand Prix Fiction 1992 in Circom Regional Award for Best Direction 1992
1993 The Eyes of Bosnia, director, documentary film
– Metod Badjura Bronze Award 1993
1995 Radio.doc, screenwriter and director, TV fiction film
– First Prize at screenplay competition for TV drama of RTV Slovenia Board 1993
– Metod Badjura Gold Award 1995
2001 Rascals!, screenwriter and director, feature film
– Vesna Award for best cinematography 2001
– Vesna Award for best costume design 2001
– Stop Award for most promising actor
2004 Kocbek, A Poet in the Abyss of History, director, documentary film
– Viktor Award for best TV documentary in 2004
2006 Aufbiks!, director, feature-documentary film
2007 Made in Slovenia, screenwriter and director, short fiction film
2007 Children from Petriček’s Hill, screeenwriter and director; documentary film
– Vesna Award for best feature film 2007
– Vesna Award for best editing 2007
– Vesna Award for best film score 2007
– Viktor Award for best TV documentary in 2007
– Second Award by choice of audiences in category of documentary film at Trieste Film Festival 2008
– »Erasmus EuroMedia Award 2008« Association »European Society for Education and Communication«, Wienna, Austria, 2008
– Prešern Fund Award 2009
2009 Game with Couples, director, TV fiction film
– Vesna Award for best actress 2009
2011 Victory, or how Maks Bikec Turned The Wheel of History, screenwriter and director, TV fiction film
– Award at public anonymous competition for original TV drama and TV film of RTV Slovenia 2010
2012 My Friend Mujo, screenwriter and director, documentary film
2018 Sing To Me, screenwriter and director, feature documentary

CO-PRODUCERS

MB grip
Iridium Film
Zvokarna
Založba Kreslin

TEHNICAL SERVICES

Viba Film Studio

CO-FUNDED BY

Slovenian Film Centre

TEHNICAL DATA

Format: DCP, 1:1,85; 25/fps; color
Sound: DCP 5.1

 

 

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