Playing Men

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Playing Men

Directed by Matjaž Ivanišin

  • Croatia, Slovenia 2017; 61 min
  • Original version: Croatian, German, Italian, Slovenian
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Georges de Beauregard Prize - FID Marseille
    • Vesna Award - Slovene FF
    • Cine + Distribution Support Award - Belfort IFF


PLAYING MEN is a documentary essay about the relationships among Mediterranean men and their games. The film takes the form of a travelogue across Croatia, Italy, Slovenia and Turkey, and examines men, young and old, who come together like their ancestors did – to play games. During filming, however, the director suddenly faces a serious creative crisis and turns the camera on himself, turning the film into a playful homage to absurdity.



    Marina Gumzi