Let's Go Our Way Tops Slovenia's Film Charts

By FNE Staff

    Let Us Go Our Own Way by Slovenian director Miha Hocevar has become the most successful film in Slovenia since 1990, with over 185,000 admissions in the twelve weeks since its release.

    Let's Go Our Own Way was produced by Vertigo/Emotionfilm (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) in cooperation with RTV Slovenia (www.rtvslo.si) and Viba Film (www.vibafilm.si), with funding from the Slovenian Film Fund (www.film-sklad.si), with a budget of 1.53 million euro. The film will be presented at the Berlin film market.

    The 97-minute film, about a scouting trip with comic consequences, was targeted at family audiences for age 5 and up. It received the Audience Award at the 13th Slovenian Film Festival and a best actor for Jurij Zrnec, who plays the comic scout leader, and it received the Golden Roll Award in November 2010, following a record opening weekend attendance of 18,000.

    Producer Danijel Hocevar (no relation to the film's director) called the record-breaking attendance an "extraordinary achievement."