Greetings From Free Forests

Direction
Year
2018
Country
  • United States
  • Croatia
  • Slovenia
Duration
99min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

Drifting through the densely forested landscape of southern Slovenia—Greetings From Free Forests, like a lifting fog, reveals a refuge of embedded historical memory. The film travels alongside the testimonies of local hunters, foresters, cavers, and foragers among others—orbiting around an absence left by radical struggle after it has come to fruition and since faded.

During WWII, this forest served as a sanctuary for the Partisan Liberation Front, who were resisting the Fascist occupation of Yugoslavia. Remnants of this event can still be found throughout the forest in various states of decay, but also within images that sought to preserve the revolution’s emancipatory energy for future generations; images now stored in an underground film archive buried within the forest itself, depicting both the violence and the hope that came with radical change.

Details

  • Original title
    Lep pozdrav iz svobodnih gozdov
  • Direction
  • Duration
    99 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2018
  • Country
    • United States
    • Croatia
    • Slovenia
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • 21st FESTIVAL OF SLOVENIAN FILM - Portorož, Slovenia
    • DOCLISBOA 2018
    • PRAVO LJUDSKI FILM FESTIVAL, Sarajevo 2018
    • TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL, Trieste, IT 2019
    • FESTIVAL OF DOCUMENTARY FILM, Ljubljana 2019
    • ART OF THE REAL at Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York City, USA, 2019
    • CROSSING EUROPE, Linz, 2019
    • TRENTO FILM FESTIVAL, Trento, 2019
    • DOK.FEST MUNCHEN, Munich, 2019
    • DOXA IDFF, Vancouver, CA, 2019
    • BELDOCS, Belgrade, 2019
    • UNDERHILL IFF, Podgorica, 2019
    • DOKUFEST IDFF, Prizren, 2019
    • OPEN CITY IDFF, London, 2019
    • ROCKAWAY FILM FESTIVAL, Far Rockaway NYC, USA, 2019
  • Awards
    • Doclisboa 2018 - Grand Prix
    • DOXA IDFF, Vancouver, CA, 2019 - Grand Prix
    • 21st FESTIVAL OF SLOVENIAN FILM - Portorož, Slovenia, VESNA AWARD - BEST SOUND

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