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History of Love / Zgodovina ljubezni

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Seventeen-year-old Iva is in the process of coming to terms with the death of her mother. Influenced by this deep personal loss and by the discovery that she didn’t know everything about her mom, the girl slowly immerses herself into a strange, almost dreamlike world far from reality.

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“EXTRAORDINARY ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT”

– Grand Jury, Karlovy Vary IFF 2018

“SENSORIAL AND PROVOCATIVE”

– Josh Mendel, Slamdance Breakouts

“ONE OF THE BEST FILMS ON GRIEF”

– Jaime Fa de Lucas, Culturamas

“DIRECTORS LIKE HER ARE THE FUTURE OF FILM. THEY’LL TAKE IT PLACES WE COULDN’T FORSEE”

– Mark Cousins, film director

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AWARDS

Karlovy Vary IFF 2018 Main Competition: Grand Jury Special Mention / Slovenian Film Festival 2018: Best Original Film Achievement / Slovenian Film Festival 2018: Best Cinematography Award / Festival of New Film 2018: Special Festival Prize

ABOUT THE FILM

“After her internationally successful debut The Tree (KVIFF 2014), Sonja Prosenc returns to Karlovy Vary with her second picture, in which she continues to develop a boldly constructed and distinctive poetic that attacks the viewer’s senses, as well as a narratively loose style and an ability to put a story together with the aid of the subtlest of suggestions. The movie presents a rising star of Slovenian film, Doroteja Nadrah, in the role of Iva, and her onscreen partner is the charismatic Norwegian actor Kristoffer Joner.” Lenka Tyrpáková, Karlovy Vary IFF

PRODUCTION

Slovenia / Norway / Italy
World Premiere: Karlovy Vary IFF 2018 Main Competition Award: Special Mention
Written and directed by: Sonja Prosenc
Main cast: Doroteja Nadrah (Class Enemy …), Kristoffer Joner (The Wave, The Revenant …)
Supported by: Eurimages
Developed with the support of: TorinoFilmLab, EAVE, Midpoint, MEDIA Creative Europe
Development awards:  EAVE award, TRL Espresso Award (Triste, Rome, London), React development funding award
production Monoo / producers Rok Sečen, Sonja Prosenc
co-production Nefertiti Film, Incitus Films / co-producers Nadia Trevisan, Jarle Bjørknes
Co-financed by: Slovenian Film Centre, RTV Slovenia, RAI Cinema, Fondo Audiovisivo FVG, FVG Film Commission, Norwegian Film Institute, Zefyr Media Fund

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