Ne pozabi dihati

Don't Forget to Breathe

  • Fiction Film
  • 98’
drama
  • 2019
  • Slovenia, Italy, Croatia

Fifteen-year-old Klemen lives with his elder brother Peter and single mother in a small and remote rural town. Klemen's well-established routine of spending time with his beloved brother on the tennis court and by the nearby river gets interrupted by Peter's sudden and passionate love affair with his gorgeous peer Sonja, which triggers a torrent of conflicting emotions and reckless actions in Klemen.

Director Martin Turk
Cast Matija Valant, Tine Ugrin, Klara Kuk
Awards 2 awards
Director's statement

I wanted to show the difficult years of adolescence through the eyes of a 15-year-old, that time full of senseless outbursts, clumsy confusion, unflinching arrogance, but above all the fear of losing the person that means the most to you at that moment.

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Vesna Award
best cinematography
2020

Direktor fotografije naslika odmaknjeno podeželje, kjer odraščata protagonista, v pridušenih barvah, ki pa ravno s svojo zadržanostjo senzibilno podčrtavajo silovita, a prikrita čustva osrednjega lika in občutljive vezi, ki se pletejo in trgajo med bratoma. Vse, kar ostane neizrečeno, protagonista pa razjeda in sproža njegove izpade, gledalci ne le razberemo, temveč dobesedno občutimo v detajlih s soncem obsijane, razkošne, a molčeče narave.

Vesna Award
best fiction film
2020

Film Ne pozabi dihati nas popelje v zgodbo o dveh bratih na prelomni točki njunega mladega življenja. Režiser Martin Turk se je žanra mladinskega filma lotil z namenom, da bi pripoved za mlade povzdignil na raven avtorskega filma. In to mu je tudi uspelo. Ne pozabi dihati z mnogih vidikov filmskega ustvarjanja ponudi popolnoma zaokrožen izdelek, ki ga žirija v letošnji konkurenci celovečernih igranih filmov brez težav prepoznava kot najboljšega.

Gala premiere
2020
Alternative title
Don't Forget to Breathe (english)
Genres
drama
Production countries
Slovenia, Italy, Croatia
Languages
slovenian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,66:1 (5:3)
Duration and length
98 minutes
Colour
Colour
Sound
5.1
Screening formats
digital DCP
Budget

All financial information is obtained from official sources. I.e. producers or organizations which provided the financial support.

Grants
430,000 EUR
public call / Production
2016
20,000 EUR
public call / Project Development
2015
5,000 EUR
public call / Script Development
2011

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