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A Girl and A Tree (Work in Progress)

A Girl and A Tree (Work in Progress)

A GIRL AND A TREE tells the story of an immortal love between two girls, Vera and Marusha, separated by destiny when they were schoolgirls in a little village and brought together unexpectedly at old age. It discovers the immenseness of child’s life, the energy and purity of early sentiments, the strength and depth of human bonds and also the bond between human beings and nature. It tells about women's life, about the essence that remains in human beings facing the end of life, about passing away and returning, about a last walk, with death. A GIRL AND A TREE is a view on human life from the hills of old age, still full of life and heart. “I thought we were making a film about passing. Now I see we are making a film about what does not pass away.” (Vlado Škafar)

VLADO ŠKAFAR, born 1969 in Slovenia, is a filmmaker and writer and also engaged in the promotion of cinematic culture. Škafar is co-founder of the Slovenian Cinematheque and of Kino Otok – Isola Cinema International Film Festival. His first feature DAD was the first Slovenian film ever selected for the International Critics’ Week at the Venice Film Festival 2010. // Films (selected): PETERKA - LETO ODLOČITVE (Peterka: Year of Decision, 2003, doc; CE '04), POD NIJHOVO KOŽO (Under their S.K.I.N., 2006, doc; CE '06), OČA (Dad, 2010; CE '11), DEKLICA IN DREVO (A Girl and A Tree, 2013)

European Panorama Fiction 2013

Vlado Škafar

Slovenia 2013
DCP / color
83 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Marko Brdar, Jure Černec
Editing
Vlado Škafar
Sound
Julij Zornik
Cast
Joni Zakonjšek, Štefka Drolc, Ivanka Mežan, Helena Koder

Production

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