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Time Time81 mins
LanguageSlovenian, Italian
Stories from the Chestnut Woods
Zgodbe iz kostanjevih gozdov

In the wake of the Second World War, the borderland between Italy and newly-formed Yugoslavia is a zone of loss, memory, and displacement. In this picturesque but melancholy world, a miserly and widowed carpenter Mario (Massimo De Francovich) and a lonely chestnut seller Marta (Ivana Roščić) form a tentative bond. Drawing on local folklore, debut director Gregor Božič captures the poetic impermanence of lost souls caught between East and West, the past and the future.

Directed by Gregor Božič |
2019 |
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Jan de Walden
Jan de Walden
Heartbreakingly beautiful…
Poignant with a capital P, shot all in monochrome hues of beige and semi darkness, this film takes you to places you have never known existed and paints a picture at once, tragic yet magnificent. The characters are caught up in their own worlds knowing that better lives do exist, but where and how to find them? A unique picture of a way of life gone forever, but in one way still treasured for its innocence and beauty…
Awards and Festivals
2019
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Winner
Best Film
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
2019
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Nominee
Best Film
Toronto International Film Festival
2020
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Winner
Best Film
CinEast International Film Festival
2020
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Nominee
Best Film
Ghent International Film Festival
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