AROUND THE CORNER

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12 years old boy Nejc witnesses teenage bullying. He befriends Timi, the victim of violence.

CONTENT


AUTHOR TEAM


Director and screenwriter MARTIN TURK
Produced by IDA WEISS
Director of Photography MITJA LIČEN
Set designer NIKO NOVAK
Costume designer POLONCA VALENTINČIČ
Mask designer MOJCA GOROGRANC PETRUSHEVSKA
Sound JULIJ ZORNIK, PETER ŽEROVNIK
Assembler TOMISLAV PAVLIC
Music by AUGUST ADRIAN BRAATZ

PLAYING


JULIJAN WEISS TURK (Nejc)
JAKA JAKOPIČ (Teams)
ENEJ KAŠE (Marcel)
MAKSIMILJAN FRANCESCHINI MUHIČ (Denis)
IVA BABIČ (Nejč’s mother)
MATEJ PUC (Nejč’s father)
MARINKA ŠTERN (Timi’s grandmother)
LEON MATEK (Marcel’s father)
NIKO NOVAK (Denis’ father)
ROBERT JAKOPIČ (Timi’s father)

PRODUCTION


BELA FILM

Supported by
SLOVENIAN FILM CENTER
Technical support
FS VIBA FILM

DIRECTOR ABOUT THE FILM


»After my son had a fight at school I found myself in the situation of how to react. I didn’t know what really happened between the two boys and who was right. In the complexity of the children’s world, there is a variety of truths and I wanted to see the situation as honest as possible from the perspective of a child. This situation eventually lead me to make the short film Around The Corner.« Martin Turk, director/writer

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR


“On the surface, this film is very intentionally about the experience and perspective of the child – we see the bullying through the main character’s eyes and we imagine what is going through his mind as events unfold and new information comes to light. But it is also making a statement about the impact grown-ups and their actions have on children. While the grown-ups are in the periphery (literally – they’re never in focus), their presence and actions (or lack thereof) play a major role in the lives of the 2 main characters – the argument between Nejc’s parents, the absence of the bullying victim’s father, etc. By not having the main character speak very much, this film forces the viewer to imagine what is going through his head, and to draw conclusions for themselves. It would be interesting to hear the different questions and insights it might evoke in both young and older viewers.” (Adult juror / Providence Children’s Film Festival)

“Very good cinematography and use of hand-held camera that really puts you in the shoes of the boys. (The opening shots of the tunnel where the boy is being chased are dramatic and foreboding, and heighten the sense of isolation and feeling trapped.) The story was simple but very well told (again, often without the need for actual words – e.g. when the boy discovers the stolen phones, the change in the in the way he interacts with his parents at dinner near the end, etc.). I liked how, by giving us an unresolved ending, the film continues to make you think and fill in the gaps even after it’s over. Overall, a solid, well-produced film.” (Adult juror / Providence Children’s Film Festival)

“It captures the moral confusion that happens in kids’ lives really well. The plotting is really interesting – it’s not predictable, and presents a question that is hard for anyone to answer. I thought the filming and acting were great.” (Youth juror / Providence Children’s Film Festival)

“Very cool short—two youths connect and bridge a divide. Decently acted by two leads, clear directing and very legible characterization. Music was spare but when present, matched the scene well. Pacing was good, and tone stayed light even during challenges. Cinematography was very good, and included the top kid-movie trope where adults are only shown to about upper waist level, through watery windows, etc.” (Youth juror / Providence Children’s Film Festival)

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT


OFFICIAL WEBSITE AND SOCIAL NETWORKS


AWARDS


FESTIVALS


  • Cinema in Sneakers, Poland, 25. May 2022
  • Kinolub, Poland, June 2022
  • Norway Short Film Festival /Kortfilmfestivalen – School Program, June 2022
  • Motovun Film Festival, Croatia, July 2022
  • FeKK – Ljubljana Short Film Festival, August 2022
  • International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino!, October 2022
  • SCHLiNGEL – International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience, Chemnitz, Germany, October 2022
  • Lobo Fest – Festival Internacional de Filmes, Brasil, October 2022
  • Giffoni Macedonia Youth Film Festival, Macedonia, October 2022
  • Festival Of Slovenian Films, October 2022
  • Filem’On – International Film Festival For Young Audiences, Brussels, Belgium, November 2022
  • International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino, Poland, November 2022
  • Providence Children’s Film Festival, USA, February 2023
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Length: 13 min.
colored
Format: DCP, 25fps
Aspect ratio: 1:1.66
Sound: 5.1
Year of production: 2022 (April)

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