Morje v času mrka

The Sea at the Time of the Eclipse

  • Fiction Film
  • 82’
drama
  • 2008
  • Slovenia

Val Sebald is an author who comes to the Island to retreat from life and land. There he lives among the islanders and his favourite women, the heroines of various maritime novels. His relations with actual women from his past are reduced to messages in bottles that he ceremonially throws into the water. Val brings the real and imaginary people together into a place he is comfortable with, while hi

Val Sebald is an author who comes to the Island to retreat from life and land. There he lives among the islanders and his favourite women, the heroines of various maritime novels. His relations with actual women from his past are reduced to messages in bottles that he ceremonially throws into the water. Val brings the real and imaginary people together into a place he is comfortable with, while his real life also becomes more and more one with the sea and the underwater world. Fish are his ultimate and final challenge. As Ivana, a young girl, comes to the island with a group of tourists, she appears in Vlado’s life as an incarnation of probably his last ideal love, the ultimate Woman incarnate. The young woman, a painter, captivates Vlado because she prefers to paint the non-existent; and Val fascinates her most of all with his knowledge of the sea and diving. Although they spend many days and occasional evenings or nights together, the girl is seduced by an islander, who is much younger than Val, of course which is only fitting for a summer love affair. Ivana leaves and all Val is left with is a painting of the Island in the snow.

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Alternative title
The Sea at the Time of the Eclipse (english)
Genres
drama
Production countries
Slovenia
Languages
slovenian
Technical data
Duration and length
82 minutes / 2249 meters
Colour
Colour
Negative format
film 35mm
Screening formats
film 35mm
Budget
Budget estimate
656,956 EUR
Grants
190,000 EUR
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