Playing Men

Playing Men

Playing Men

Slovenia, Croatia / Documentary / 61’ / HD / Color / 2017

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.

Director: Matjaž Ivanišin
Script: Matjaž Ivanišin
Director of Photography: Gregor Božič
Producer: Marina Gumzi, Vanja Jambrovic, Tibor Keser
Editing:  Matic Drakulić
Sound: Ivan Antić, Borna Buljević

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Matjaž IVANIŠIN (1981, Slovenia) was educated in film at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana. Since his graduation in 2007, he has worked as a freelance filmmaker. His student film Quick View (2005) won several awards. He received the France Brenk award for his debut feature-length documentary Karpotrotter (2013). Ivanišin’s second feature-length documentary Playing Men (2017) was selected for International Film Festival Entrevues Belfort, where it won the Cine + Distribution Support Award. The film also received the Vesna Award for Best Documentary and the Georges de Beauregard Award at the International Film Festival Marseille.

His latest film Oroslan was selected to the 72nd Locarno Film Festival in the Filmmakers of the Present section, dedicated to emerging directors from all over the world.

Filmography

Che Sara (2002, short doc)

Quick View (2005, short)

My Little Sweethearts (2006, short, TV)

Šentilj-Spielfeld, a Border Crossing that Once Was (2009, short doc)

Karpotrotter (2013, mid-length doc)

Houses (2014, doc, co-dir)

Every Good Story Is a Love Story (2017, doc, co-dir)

Playing Men (2017, doc)

Oroslan (2019)

Festivals Attended and Awards

Rotterdam Film Festivali 2018

IndieLisboa Bağımsız Filmler Festivali 2018

Saraybosna Film Festivali 2017

Camerimage 2018

FIDMarseille 2017 - Georges de Beauregard International Prize

True/False Film Festivali 2018

Milwaukee Film Festivali 2018

Olhar de Cinema - Curitiba Film Festivali 2018

DocumentaMadrid 2018

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