Gravehopping

Gravehopping

Gravehopping

2005, Slovenia/Croatia, 103', Jan Cvitković

2005, Slovenia/Croatia, 103', Jan Cvitković

Gravehopping

Synopsis

In rural Slovenia Pero lives close to death, writing speeches for the town funerals while trying to intercept his fathers frequent, but farcically inept, suicide attempts.

Astoundingly dark, in parts hilarious, and always dramatic Gravehopping is a tale of relationships in a small community: one of Pero’s sisters, deaf and mute, falls for the local mechanic, while the other copes with a no-good husband. Pero himself tries to win the heart of local girl Renata.

A courageous attempt to tackle the biggest forces of human existence, fear and love, the film leads up to a finale that leaves the otherwise eloquent Pero literally speechless.

IFF San Sebastian 2005 award Alatadis – for best first and second film of festival | IFF Warshaw award SEECN – best film by acreditated industry proffesionals | IFF Cottbus Award for Best film, Award for Best Film by Ecumenical Jury | IFF Torino Award for Best film by Festival Jury, Award for best Script | IFF Ljubljana, Special Jury Mention Award | Slovene Film Festival Portorož 2005 Award for the best Slovene film 2005, Awards for best side actor and actress | IFF Spirit of fire 2006 Khanty Mansisk Silver Tayga – second best film Award, Award for most impressive film scene | IFF Sofia, No Man's Land – Best Balkan Film Award | IFF Festroia Setubal, Silver Dolphin Award – second best film, Award CICAE | IFF Palić – Golden Tower – best film of the festival | IFF Pecs : award for Best Cinematographer, Award for Best Actor, Audience Award | IFF Torun Special Jury award, Award Zygmund | Kaluzynski - for most extraordinary scene in film | IFF Nordeliijk: Student Jury Award | Slovenian candidate for Oscar Award for foreign language film