PRODUCTION: Third Cvitkovič film in production

By Matevz Rudolf

Slovenian director Jan Cvitkovič, winner of the 2001 Venice Lion of the Future for his debut Bread and Milk and 2005 Best New Director Award at San Sebastián, is in production with his third film Archeo.

Film is produced by Jožko Rutar and production company Staragara (www.staragara.si), producer of Cvitkovič's previous films. The production received 536,000 Euros financial support from the Slovenian Film Fund.

Archeo will be made in the style of the Cvitkovič's last short film called This is Earth, my Bother (screened in Venice), which combined visuals with the director's published poetry. Cvitkovič based his new film on archetypes rather than a written script, with Man, Woman and a young boy who don't know each other and slowly develop relationships.


As with Cvitkovič's previous films, it will be produced by Jožko Rutar and the production company Staragara (www.staragara.si), with technical support from the Film studio Viba Film (www.vibafilm.si). Co-producers are Igor Prinčič from Transmedia, Italy (www.kinemax.it), Andras Muhi from Inforg Studio, Hungary, (www.inforgstudio.hu) and Slovenian public broadcaster RTV Slovenia (www.rtvslo.si).

Archeo hasalready received 536.000 Euros from the Slovenian film fund (www.film-sklad.si). The total production budget is estimate at over one million Euros. Film is also supported by Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commision (www.fvgfilmcommission.com), Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary (http://mmka.hu) and Media Programme (http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/media). The film will probably be released in second half of 2010.

Production Credits:


Production Company: Staragara, Slovenia (www.staragara.si)

Co-production Company: Transmedia, Italy (www.kinemax.it); Inforg Studio, Hungary (www.inforgstudio.hu); RTV Slovenia (www.rtvslo.si)

Co-funding: Slovenian Film Fund, Slovenia (www.film-sklad.si); Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commision, Italy (www.fvgfilmcommission.com), Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary (http://mmka.hu); Media Programme (http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/media)

Technical support: Film studio Viba Film (www.vibafilm.si)

Director: Jan Cvitkovič

Producer: Jožko Rutar

Director of Photography: Jure Černec

Art director: Niko Novak

Costume Designer: Beti Njari

Sound Recordist: Jože Trtnik

Makeup Artist: Lucie Liškova

Cast: Medea Novak, Niko Novak, Tommaso Finzi