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Schoolmates

DirectorDarko Sinko
ProducerBarbara Daljavec, Edo Brzin – RTV Slovenija
WriterDarko Sinko
CameraLev Predan Kowarski
EditorDarko Sinko
CastMarusa Majer, Olga Kacjan, Mojca Partljic, Sabina Kogovsek, Barbara Vidovic, Maja Pihler Stermecki, Ava Zrnec
ScreeningSat 10 November | 13:15 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
Sun 11 November | 14:00 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
Original TitleSOSOLKI
Year2015
Length26 min
CountrySlovenia
SubtitlesEnglish
SectionENFF DISCOVERIES

A cautionary tale of a simple dispute gone terribly wrong. Winner of the Vesna award for Best screenplay at the Festival of Slovenian Film.

Synopsis

The young teacher Sonja attempts to solve a dispute between two schoolmates calmly. However, due to the interference of the parents the more or less ordi¬nary primary school event result in something with considerably far more reaching conse¬quences. Will young teacher Sonja succeed in solving the argument? What will the school do? The director points out: “Injustices and crimes are often presented as something loud, clear and dramatic, although we know from experience they are frequently far from it. On the contrary, we often find them banal, vague, evasive, etc. The film presents a small, seemingly unimportant injustice caused by a small everyday crime.’’

Director’s bio

Darko Sinko (1979) graduated from the Academy of Theatre, Film, Radio and Television. He is the scriptwriter and the director. In the last few years he was primarily making documentary films. Filmography (selection): 2015 Sosolki, short fiction film; 2014 Hiske, documentary film; 2013 Upor, documentary film; 2011 Tu sem doma, documentary film; 2009 Kriticna generacija, documentary film; 2008 Dedek Mraz, short fiction film; 2005 Angoraangora, short fiction film.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

Festival of Slovenian Film, Portoroz 2015 – Vesna award for the Best screenplay | International Short Film Week Regensburg, Germany 2015 | FEKK – Short Film Festival Ljubljana, 2016