PRODUCTION: New Metod Pevec's The weight of the sky

By Matevz Rudolf

Slovenian director Metod Pevec is filming his fourth movie, The Weight of the Sky for production company Vertigo/Emotionfilm.

As with his first feature film Carmen (www.emotionfilm.si/filmi/carmen), the new film will be adapted from his novel which was published last year.

The story evolves around 35 years old woman who has everything that a woman could wish: successful husband, lovely daughter and nice easygoing job. However she feels increasingly trapped by the household routine and she wants something more of life. When she suspects her husband is attracted to a young assistant in his office, she decides to break with routine to fulfill her personal and career ambitions as architecture. She leaves her husband and daughter and moves back in with her mother.

As previous Pevec's films The Weight of the Sky will be produced by Pevec's longtime producer Vertigo/Emotion film (www.emotionfilm.si) under producer Danijel Hočevar. The film reunites the crews from his previous film. The lead role is played by respected Slovenian actresses Polona Juh.

The film budget is 1,9 million Euros, Slovenian Film fund (www.film-sklad.si) contribute 850,000 Euros. The theatrical release is expected in December 2010.

{mosimage}Production Credits:

Production Company: Vertigo / Emotionfilm (www.emotionfilm.si)

Co-production: RTV Slovenia (www.rtvslo.si), Viba Film Studio (www.vibafilm.si), E-Film

Co-funding: Slovenian Film Fund (www.film-sklad.si)

Director: Metod Pevec

Screenwriter: Metod Pevec

Producer: Danijel Hočevar

Production Manager: Matija Kozamernik

Director of Photography: Sven Pepeonik

Film Editor: Andrija Zafranović

Set Designer: Maja Moravec

Costume Designer: Monika Lorber

Musik: Aldo Kumar

Sound Re-recording Mixer: Julij Zornik

Sound Recordist: Gašper Loborec

Makeup Artist: Gabrijela Fleischman

Cast: Polona Juh, Jernej Šugman, Mila Fürst, Jan Cvitkovič, Pia Zemljič