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Gaja’s World

DirectorPeter Bratusa
ProducerPeter Bratusa, Tilen Ravnikar – Felina Films; RTV Slovenija
WriterPeter Bratusa, Spela Levicnik Oblak
CastTara Milharcic, Sebastian Cavazza, Neza Smolinsky, Anze Gorenc
EditorTomislav Pavlic
CameraMirko Pivcevic
SoundMatjaz Moraus Zdesar
Original TitleGAJIN SVET
Year2018
Length88 min
CountrySlovenia
SubtitlesEnglish
SectionFamily Films
ScreeningSaturday 9 November | 11:00 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag

Entertaining Slovenian family comedy with a little crime story! A huge hit in domestic cinemas as well as the Best Film in Children’s Programme at the Sarajevo Film Festival and Motovun Buzz@teen. The screening will be followed by Q&A with the director/writer Peter Bratuša, co-writer Špela Levičnik Oblak and the actor Sebastian Cavazza.

Synopsis

As her mother joins Doctors without Borders in Africa, Gaja now lives (together with her father and sister, Tea) in a recently dissolved family that strives to get on its feet again. She plays the saxophone, helps her father in everyday family routine and hangs out with her best friend Matic, a computer freak and eternal victim of school bullies. But nothing can keep Gaja from standing by him at every step. Together they will face a perilous situation and have to help Tea and her friend, who get entangled in the dangerous world of online threats because of their teenage naivety. The film addresses teenagers as well as their parents with dynamic, humor, emotion and suspense.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

Motovun Film Festival, 2018 – Best Film (Buzz@teen) | Festival of Slovenian Film, 2018 – Special Achievement Award (Peter Bratusa), Best Make-Up | Sarajevo Film Festival, 2018 – Best Film in Children’s Program | Zagreb Film Festival, 2018 | Schlingel International Film Festival, Chemnitz 2018 | Juniorfest Pilsen, 2018 | KiKiFe Schwäbisch Gmünd, 2019

Director’s bio

Peter Bratuša (Maribor, 1962) studied Cinematography at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He worked as a cinematographer on short films and two features, Grandma Goes South and Gipsy Eyes, and directed more than 350 commercials. He made TV series The Lives of Tomaž Kajzer and two feature films, Awakenings and Gaja’s World.