Lep pozdrav iz svobodnih gozdov

Greetings from Free Forests

Greetings from Free Forests paints a vivid picture of the forests of southern Slovenia, where the landscape is alive with memory. The film’s attractively verdant visuals are layered with a variety of voices exploring the forest’s past and present, with particular focus on its role as a commune for partisans during WWII. The film moves discursively rather than didactically; offering a mixture of perspectives on the landscape’s past and present. Soroka’s film not only conveys what makes this land such strange sanctuary, but also what makes landscape in general such a bountiful resource for non-fiction filmmakers. (Matt Turner, The Brooklyn Rail)

Director's Biography
Ian Soroka
Ian Soroka, born in Colorado in 1987, studied cinema and philosophy at the University of Colorado, in Prague at FAMU, and Art, Culture and Technology at MIT. His work has screened internationally in festival, gallery and museum contexts including Centre Pompidou, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and Kinoteka, Ljubljana. "Greetings from Free Forest" was the winner of the international competition at DocLisboa 2018. 

Film Selection: Lep pozdrav iz svobodnih gozdov (Greetings from Free Forest, 2018, doc) - Nevada: Of Landscape And Longing (2012, short) - Nostalgia (2007, doc short)
European Panorama Documentary 2019
Ian Soroka
Slovenia / Croatia / USA 2018
98 minutes
Slovenian / Serbian / English
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Ian Soroka
Cinematography Ian Soroka
Editing Ian Soroka
Sound/Sounddesign Anna Winter, Barbara Rosenberg
Music Anders af Klintberg
With Voice: Saša Hajzler
Producer(s) Ian Soroka, Barbara Rosenberg, Luka Rukavina, Sarah Noor Phoenix, Anna Winter
Pica Pica Productions, Plan 9 Produkcija, Antitalent, 100
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Festival of Slovenian Film 2018
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Festival of Slovenian Film 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere