EAVE project FIUME O MORTE! is in post-production

In Post-production July 2022

  • EAVE project FIUME O MORTE! by Igor Bezinovic, producers: EAVE graduates Tibor Keser and Vanja Jambrovic, co-producer: EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi is in post-production. Named after the protofascist political slogan, Fiume o morte! The docu-fiction hybrid aims to reconstruct the events during Gabriele D’Annunzio’s rule over Fiume (now Rijeka in Croatia), which lasted from 1919-1920. While the historical facts and D’Annunzio’s worldview are widely known and well publicised, Bezinovic’s film concentrates on the contrasts between the strict, corporativist egime and some of the avant-garde, libertine and anarchistic ideas it proclaimed. A Rijeka native, Bezinović wanted to explore and rediscover the lesser-known parts of the city’s history from over a century ago. FIUME O MORTE! Is being produced by EAVE graduates Tibor Keser and Vanja Jambrovic for Restart (Croatia). The co-producers are Erica Berbiani and Lucia Candelpergher for Videomante (Italy) as well as EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi for Nosorogi (Slovenia). The development and production were financially supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Slovenian Film Centre, the City of Zagreb, the City of Rijeka, the Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Fund, the Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission, Eurimages, Creative Europe – MEDIA Single Project Development, the Italian Ministry of Culture, PROCIREP/ANGOA, RE-ACT and the Sarajevo Film Festival (CineLink Co-production Market). Viba Film Studio provided the technical services.


  • LUNATIC by Igor Sterk, co-producer: EAVE graduate Frenk Celarc is in post-production. The film, written and directed by his son, renowned Slovenian filmmaker Igor Sterk is the first of its kind in the context of national cinema, given that it is a work of autofiction centred around an ordinary Slovenian family led by an extraordinary father. Lunatic (named after Jure Sterk’s boat) is an intimate portrait of Jure and his family, told from the unique, personal and subjective perspective of his son. It is labelled as a humorous, yet relentless, family drama. Lunatic is a demanding production, given that the story spans an extended period, from the early 1970s to the year 2008. The photography process lasted almost ten months, having begun last September, since it features all of the seasons and various locations, and involved a large crew. The main shooting location was the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, with the coastal towns of Koper, Piran and Pula (in Croatia) serving as other locations. Lunatic is a Slovenian-Croatian co-production between companies A.A.C. Productions, Gustav Film, RTV Slovenia and Croatian company Svenk. Germany’s Mogador Film was involved in the development process. Financial support for the feature came from the Slovenian Film Centre (SFC) and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), while Ljubljana-based studio Viba Film provided technical support.


  • FAULTY BRIDES by Ergo Kuld, producer: EAVE+ graduate Kristian Taska is in post-production. The screenplay is based on a story of the same title by legendary Estonian writer Eduard Vilde, dating back to 1888. 1929 it was previously made into a film in and also into a popular television play in 1989. The story unfolds in the Lääne County at the beginning of the 20th century, where the owner of the Lipuvere farm decides to marry his daughters off to wealthy suitors from the Mulgi County. However, the hearts of the girls already belong to local boys, with whom a plan is forged to get rid of the troublesome grooms. FAULTY BRIDES is produced by Kristian Taska through Taska Film and Tanel Tatter through Apollo Film Productions, and coproduced by Veiko Esken through Kassikuld.


  • ALL MEN BECOME BROTHERS by Robert Kirchhoff, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny is in post-production. The figure of the Slovak politician Alexander Dubcek (1921-1992) is followed throughout the 20th century in situational circumstances revealing the internal conflicts of the personality of the politician, as well as of the society. According to the director and producer Robert Kirchhoff, the filming and organisation of the film were extremely demanding. They concerned an extensive collection of material including work with archival sources and protagonists from different parts of the world, where Dubcek left his mark. It also involved hundreds of hours of material in the range of 60 terabytes. The production took place from 2018 to 2021 on locations in Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Turkey and Slovakia. Personalities of domestic and foreign politics and culture, such as Romano Prodi, Umberto Eco, Pavel Kohout, Karel Vachek, Jáchym Topol, Petr Pithart, Eugen Gindl, and many others will appear in the film. The creative documentary is produced by Kirchhoff´s atelier.doc and co-produced by the Radio and Television Slovakia, endorfilm and the Czech Television. Support comes from the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, Creative Europe and the Czech Film Fund.

Page published 28 July 2022. Updated 29 July 2022.

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