PORTOROZ: Girls Don’t Cry, the second feature film by Matevž Luzar, is competing at the Slovenian Film Festival in Portoroz. The 18th edition of the festival takes place from 15 to 20 September 2015.
Tatjana’s carefree living changes dramatically when her husband has an accident. If she wants to maintain her comfortable life, she needs to take over her husband’s business. But that means facing chauvinism, suspicious businessmen and other problems connected with legal issues.
The film stars three highly regarded Slovenian actresses: Tanja Ribič (Cheese and Jam by Branko Djurić, ATA produkcija, 2003), Nina Rakovec (Dual byNejc Gazvoda, Perfo, 2013; Seduce Me by Marko Šantić,RTV Slovenija, 2013) and Maša Derganc (Class Enemy by Rok Biček, Triglav film, 2013).
The film is entirely produced by RTV Slovenija with a budget of 392,000 EUR. The production manager Barbara Daljavec describes Girls Don’t Cry as a television project portraying Slovenia as a post transition country, and targeting a wide audience.
Matevž Luzar was born in the small industrial town of Trbovlje. He studied Theology and later film directing at the AGRFT. Among other achievements, Matevž Luzar’s graduation short Wolfy was voted finalist at the 35th Student Academy Awards. His debut feature is Good to Go (Pakt Media, 2012).
CreditsDirector: Matevž LuzarScreenwriter: Matevž LuzarDoP: Simon TanšekEditor: Jurij Moškon, Miloš KalusekProduction Designer: Marco JuratovecCostume Designer: Nadja BedjaničMake up: Anže KoširComposers: Drago Ivanuša, Anže RozmanSound Designer: Robert SršenCast: Tanja Ribič, Nina Rakovec, Maša Derganc