Stories from the Chestnut Woods

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    Stories from the Chestnut Woods

    Zgodbe iz kostanjevih gozdov

    Directed by

    Slovenia, Italy

    2019

    81 min

    • Italian
    • Slovenian

    Drama

    In a decaying forest on the Yugoslav-Italian border in the years after World War II, a stingy, old carpenter and a lonely, young chestnut seller share imaginative memories of the past as they weigh fateful decisions for the future.

    Awards

    • Best Film in First Feature Competition - Black Nights FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Massimo De Francovich
    Ivana Roscic
    Screenplay
    Marina Gumzi
    Gregor Bozic
    Cinematography
    Ferran Paredes Rubio
    Editing
    Gregor Bozic
    Benjamin Mirguet
    Giuseppe Leonetti
    Music
    Hekla Magnúsdóttir
    Production
    NOSOROGI
    Production
    TRANSMEDIA PRODUCTION
    Sales
    CERCAMON

    Press

    Gregor Bozic's first feature is an exquisite visual poem on bereavement, which his characters must process in isolation from the rest of the world, in a forest between Italy and Yugoslavia

    Carlota Moseguí, Cineuropa

    Gregor Božič

    Gregor Božič

    Slovenia

    Gregor Božič was born in 1984 in Nova Gorica, a Slovenian town on the border with Italy, Gregor Božič has maintained a keen interest in photography since boyhood. He studied film directing at Slovene National Film School, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, and at DFFB in Berlin. Apart from working as a film director and director of photography, most notably together with the director Matjaž Ivanišin (PLAYING MEN, (2017), OROSLAN (2019)), Gregor is also a passionate researcher of Mediterranean pomology. In 2012, he conducted a vast research on old and autochthonous fruit varieties, in which he collaborated with old farmers from the Italo-Slovene borderland. It was during this time that he collected numerous memories and stories from the 20th century that inspired him to make his first feature, STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS (2019) which world-premiered in the Discovery section of Toronto IFF.