FNE at Portoroz: Class Enemy Builds Suspense

"Class Enemy", dir. Rok Biček "Class Enemy", dir. Rok Biček

PORTOROZ: A debut feature by director Rok Biček, Class Enemy, screening at the Portoroz fest, is a youth drama revolving around the suicide of a young girl. Her classmates are convinced that their strict German teacher is to blame, leading to rising tension as the situation approaches a boiling point.

Only gradually do students come to realize that things are not always as black and white they seem, but at that point it may be too late. Enemy had its world premiere at the Venice IFF, where it was screened as one of six debuts in the competitive Critics' Week section.

A student of Slovenian Academy of Film, Theatre, Radio and Film (www.agrft.uni-lj.si/‎), Biček has made numerous short films, some awarded internationally. He was a co-editor of the feature Short Circuits by director Janez Lapajne.

Enemy was produced by Triglav Film, with a predicted budget of 669,000 EUR, 380,000 EUR of which was contributed by the Slovenian Film Center.

Production information

Production company: Triglav film
Co-funding: Slovenian Film Center
Director: Rok Biček
Screenwriters: Nejc Gazvoda, Rok Biček, Janez Lapajne
Producers: Aiken Veronika Prosenc, Janez Lapajne
Director of photography: Fabio Stoll
Camera: Fabio Stoll
Editors: Rok Biček, Janez Lapajne
Music: Frédéric Chopin
Sound recording: Peter Žerovnik
Music: Katja Sinkovič
Sound design: Julij Zornik
Set designer: Danijel Modrej
Costume designer: Bistra Borak
Makeup: Petra Hartman
Cast:  Igor Samobor, Nataša Barbara Gračner, Tjaša Železnik, Maša Derganc, Robert Prebil, Voranc Boh, Jan Zupančič, Daša Cupevski, Doroteja Nadrah, Špela Novak, Pia Korbar, Dan David Mrevlje Natlačen, Jan Vrhovnik, Kangjing Qiu, Estera Dvornik