Vzornikin production

Father Figure

  • Fiction Film
  • s.d.
  • Slovenia

The fourteen-year-old boy Jan lives with his mother Mojca in a small town on the Slovenian-Croatian border. The parents are separated, Mojca has problems with alcohol, and Jan is looking forward to the day when he starts attending high school and living in a dormitory in Ljubljana. He befriends a new neighbour, the unusual Jure. However, Jure is not what he seems at first glance – for several year

The fourteen-year-old boy Jan lives with his mother Mojca in a small town on the Slovenian-Croatian border. The parents are separated, Mojca has problems with alcohol, and Jan is looking forward to the day when he starts attending high school and living in a dormitory in Ljubljana. He befriends a new neighbour, the unusual Jure. However, Jure is not what he seems at first glance – for several years, he has been associated with illegal groups that organise border migrant crossings even during the pandemic. Jan falls in love with a classmate, the gypsy girl Lady, who has recently joined his class. But Lady has a boyfriend, Dejan, who is very hostile towards Jan. Only Jure can help him. What price will Jan pay for this? And what will happen to Mojca, who is still devastated by the divorce, when she learns that her son is turning into someone she does not recognise?

Director Nejc Gazvoda
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Alternative title
Father Figure (english)
Production countries
Slovenia
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