Damjan Kozole's third film Slovenian Girl has been sold to distribution company Film Movement (www.filmmovement.com) and will be shown under the title A Call Girl in American cinemas in the second quarter of this year.
Producer Danijel Hočevar from production company Vertigo/Emotionfilm (www.emotionfilm.si) told FNE, "This will be the first Slovenian film that will have such a wide distribution on the American market, where it is very hard to break through with foreign films. A Call girl will be show in all major cities in a variety of theatres, such as art houses and others." The film will be shown with english subtitles.
During the last year, Kozole's film was shown at 16 film festivals (including Toronto, London, Montreal, and Sao Paulo) and will be screened at Rotterdam, Munich, Santa Barbara, and Cleveland in 2010. Festival attention was primarily given to the main actor Nina Ivanišin, who received awards for her debut performance in a full-length feature film.
This is the second cooperation between Vertigo/Emotionfilm and Film Movement. Previously Kozole's film Spare Parts was released on DVD by Film Movement. An American DVD release of A Call Girl in planned for July 2010.
A Call Girl/Slovenian Girl (www.slovenka.si)
Production Company: Vertigo/Emotionfilm (www.emotionfilm.si), Neue Mediopolis Film (www.mediopolis-online.de), RTV Slovenia (www.rtvslo.si), Film House Bas Celik (Belgrade, Serbia), 4 Film (Croatia), Sarajevo Center for Contemporary Art (www.pro.ba)
Co-production Company: Viba Film studio (www.vibafilm.si)
Co-funding: Slovenian Film Fund (www.film-sklad.si), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (www.medienboard.de), Film Centre Serbia (www.fcs.co.yu), Ministry of Culture Republic of Croatia (www.min-kulture.hr), Media Plus
Domestic Distribution: Cinemania group (www.creativa.si)
USA Distribution: Film Movement (www.filmmovement.com)
Director: Damjan Kozole
Screenwriters: Ognjen Sviličić, Matevž Luzar, Damjan Kozole
Producer: Danijel Hočevar
Co-producer: Alexander Ris, Jelena Mitrović, Srđan Golubović, Anita Juka, Amra Baksić Camo
Production Manager: Matija Kozamernik
Director of Photography: Aleš Belak
Music: Silence band
Film Editor: Jurij Moškon, Andrija Zafranović
Set Designer: Maja Moravec
Costume Designer: Zora Stančič
Sound Re-recording Mixer: Julij Zorni
Sound Recordist: Gasper Loborec
Makeup Artist: Mojca Gorogranc