Guardian of the frontier (Varuh meje)
Directed and written by: Maja Weiss
fiction, Slovenija, 2002, 100'
Only 20 years have passed since the first Slovenian feature film made by a female director.
For their summer holidays, three students Alja, Žana and Simona, decide to take a canoe trip down the Kolpa river, the river which divides Slovenia from Croatia. They are unaware that they are being watched by the Guardian of the Frontier, a conservative local politician, the self-styled defender of traditional Slovenian values, who is quite possible prepared to kill those who transgress. As the girls float deeper into the woods, cracks develop in the three girls’ relationship. Is there more than friendship between Alja and Žana? Does Simona harbour a secret sympathy for the Guardian and what he stands for? With nowhere to turn, the three girls must decide: what is a border crossing and what is just an imaginary line?
An online discussion with the director Maja Weiss will take place on Tuesday, 8th of March at 19.00/7 PM (CET) -> CLICK!
The film will be available for free online streaming from 8th till 13th of March.