Slovenia | 2013 | Fiction | 112 min | New York Premiere
Director: Rok Bicek
Writers: Nejc Gazvoda, Rok Bicek, Janez Lapajne
Producers: Janez Lapajne, Aiken Veronika
Cinemaotgrapher: Fabio Stoll
Music: Frédéric Chopin
Editors: Rok Bicek, Janez Lapajne
Cast: Igor Samobor, Natasa Barbara Gracner, Tjasa Zeleznik, Masa Derganc, Robert Prebil.
Synopsis: An impressively crafted and slow-burning drama that unfolds like a thriller, Rok Bicek’s sharply observed film follows a group of high-school students who rally against their demanding new German professor following the suicide of one of their classmates. An undercurrent of tension and potential violence runs through the film, which combines intimate closeups and widescreen compositions. The film premiered at the 2013 Venice Film Festival, and was Slovenia's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.
Filmmaker bio: After graduating from the University of Ljubjana, Rok Bicek became a star student at PoEtika, an occasional academy for researching the art of film directing, run by the prominent Slovenian director Janez Lapajne. Bicek was an award-winning student filmmaker before making his debut feature, Class Enemy.
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