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Playing Men

  • Slovenia
  • Croatia
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In a time that may or may not be ours, men play, deadly seriously, yet with airy joy somewhere by the Mediterranean. Wrestling, rolling a cheese through village streets or the rapid-fire reciting of the right numbers are occupations of the highest importance. The director of the film films everything with serious lightness until he hits a creative block. In order to continue, he needs to rethink the rules of the game.


  • Original title
    Playing Men
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Matjaž Ivanišin
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Gregor Božič
  • Editing
    Matic Drakulić
  • Sound
    Ivan Antić, Borna Buljević
  • Duration
    60 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Slovenia
    • Croatia
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • FIDMarseille
    • Entrevues Belfort - Festival International du Film
    • International Film Festival Rotterdam
    • Festival of Slovenian Film
    • Sarajevo Film Festival
    • First Look at Museum of the Moving Image
    • Trieste Film Festival
    • Premiers Plan Festival Angers
    • ZagrebDox
    • True/False Film Fest
    • IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival
    • DocumentaMadrid
    • El Festival Internacional de Cine Documental “Encuentros del Otro Cine”
    • DocAviv
    • Olhar de Cinema
    • IsReal
    • Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz
    • Film Festival de la Garda
  • Awards
    • GEORGES DE BEAUREGARD International Prize, FIDMarseille 2017, France
    • SPECIAL JURRY MENTION, 4th Pančevo Film Festival, Serbia
    • BEST DOCUMENTARY, 20. Festival slovenskega filma, Slovenia
    • PRIX D’AIDE À LA DISTRIBUTION CINÉ, Entrevues Belfort - Festival International du Film 2017, France
    • SPECIAL MENTION of the YOUNG JURY, IsReal - Festival di Cinema del Reale 2018, Italy
    • ARTISTIC VISION AWARD, 20. DOCAviv, Israel
    • MASLAČAK AWARD for the Best Film in regional competition section - Underhill Fest, Montenegro
    • PRÊMIO OLHAR, Olhar de Cinema - Festival Internacional de Curitiba, Brazil


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