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