Damjan Kozole film sold to American market

By Matevz Rudolf

    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.

    Production Credits:

    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


    Nina Ivanišin

    Peter Musevski

    Primož Pirnat

    Maruša Kink

    Uroš Furst

    Dejan Spasić