Dual

Dual

by Nejc Gazvoda

Synopsis | Cast & Crew | Technical Information

An airplane technical problem makes plane from Denmark heading to Greece lands at a Slovene airport. All passengers are being taken to a hotel in Ljubljana. Among then, Iben (25), a quiet young Danish girl. She meets Tina (25), who drives a shuttle as a summer job. Iben asks Tina to take her for a midnight drive around the town... They grow closer, at a different time in their life: one is hiding a big secret and the other is simply trying to find her place in the world.

Cast

Nina Rakovec - Tina
Mia Jexen - Iben
Jure Henigman - Matic
Matjaž Tribušon - Tina's father
Nataša Barbara Gračner - Tina's mother

Director Bio

Nejc was born in Novo mesto. His short fiction stories „Nothing Escapes the Squirrels” earned him several awards and all of his three subsequent novels were equaly successful. He finished his studies of film and TV directing at the Academy of Theather, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana. Also an awarded scriptwriter, his short movie script titled „It is easy“ won Grossman award 2009. His first feature film “A Trip” was selected at more than 30 festivals around the world, winning five national film awards and the award for best first feature at the Nashville film festival. “Dual” is his second feature.

DIRECTOR'S FILMOGRAPHY
2013 Dual - feature
2011 A Trip - feature
2008 Caretaker - short
2007 Burgundy Red - short
2006 Like a Bird - short

Director Statement

“The atmosphere of “Dual” is at times surrealistic, impulsive, quiet or too loud, beautiful and so on. Quite similar to what happens between two human beings in love. Besides being a love story, Dual’s subtext is the distress of my generation of young Europeans being swallowed by the financial and economic chaos. Dual is a tiny glimpse at the uncertain journey of my generation.”

Cast Bio

Nina Rakovec 
Nina attended Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana. She starred in several slovenian hit features (Personal Baggage, A Trip, etc.), short films and appeared on television dramas. Sometimes subtle, another time energetic, the charming actress is a master of human emotions. 

Mia Jexen 
Mia received her Diploma in Acting from Clarendon College. Mia is one of the most prodigious Danish contemporary actressess and has an extraordinary talent for delivering the truth, complexity, contradictions, fragility and the vulnerability of the human condition.

Crew

Screenwriter: Nejc Gazvoda, Janez Lapajne
Cinematography: Darko Herič
Producers: Aleš Pavlin, Andrej Štritof
Co-producers: Morten Kjems Juhl, Peter Hyldahl (Danska), Marina Andree Škop, Darija Kulenović Gudan (Hrvaška) 
Scenography: Niko Novak
Editing: Nejc Gazvoda, Janez Lapajne, Marina Andree Škop
Costume: Nadja Bedjanič
Make-Up: Anja Godina, Snježana Gorup
Music: Monkey Cup Dress

Awards

In competition for the Maguey Awards in Guadalajara IFF!
In competition in the section “Central and Eastern European” at Cleveland International Film Festival!
Will represent Slovenia at the 17th European Union Film Festival in Chicago (7th March to 3rd April). Eligible for the Best Film Audience Award!
KARLOVY VARY 2013 (World Premiere).
GUADALAJARA (Maguey Awards - In Competition)
Winner of the "GOLDEN SUN“ award for best film from the Balkan cinematographic region at Cinedays (Macedonia-FYROM)!
Spanish Premiere at LesGaiCineMad (31/10-11/11) , in competition for Audience Award and Jury Award!
Best Leading Actress (Nina Rakovec) and Best Music (Monkey Cup Dress) at 16th Slovenian Film Festival!
Best Feature Award at Skeive Filmer (Oslo LGBT)
World Premiere in Karlovy Vary - In The East of the West Competition

Original Title: Dvojina / Aspect ratio: 16:9 / Shooting format: HD / Colour / Length: 102 min / Sound: Digital Dolby Surround / Language: Slovenian, Danish, English / Available format: DCP / Production Country: Slovenia, Denmark & Croatia / Year of production: 2013

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