ADRIA BLUES

Synopsis:

Toni Riff, a Bosnian rock star back in the 1980’s, came to Slovenia during the war and married his fan Sonia. He has been inactive for the past two decades, relying on his wife to support them. To Toni’s annoyance and fits of jealousy, Sonia works as a phone-sex operator. One of her regular clients is a hotel owner Max, an avid fan of the 80’s New Wave. He offers to organize a come-back concert for the former star. Upon arrival to the hotel, shocked by the concert announcement, Toni hides in a room called after him. Sonia begs him to play, believing a concert is the only way out of his depression.

Festivals:

  • 48th Karlovy Vary IFF, East of the West Competition – WORLD PREMIERE, July 4, 2013
  • 50th Pula Film Festival, minority co-productions program, July 2013
  • 9th Jecheon International Film & Music Festival, Cine Symphony – ASIAN PREMIERE, August 2013
  • 19th Sarajevo Film Festival, SFF Partners Present, August 2013
  • 16th Portorož, Slovenian film festival, September 2013
  • 34th Manaki Brothers, International cinematographers’ film festival, New Visions, September 2013
  • 7th Zagreb, MAxtv Filmomania, September 2013
  • 35th Montpellier film festival, Cinemed, October 2013
  • 12th Skopje, Cinedays, November 2013
  • 29th Santa Barbara IFF, Eastern Bloc Competition – U.S. PREMIERE, February 2014

Creative Crew:

Directed & Written by: MIROSLAV MANDIĆ
Poducers: FRENK CELARC, MIROSLAV MANDIĆ, IDA WEISS
Production manager: PETRA VIDMAR
Director Of Photography: JURE ČERNEC
Music: ALDO KUMAR
Production Designer: MATJAŽ PAVLOVEC
Costume Designer: EMIL CERAR
Make-up Artist: ALENKA NAHTIGAL
Editor: MATJAŽ PAVLOVEC
Sound Designer: SAMIR FOČO

Technical Data:

Feature film

Length: 94 min.
Language: Slovenian
Format: DCP, colour, 25fps
Ratio: 1:1,85
Sound: 5.1
Year Of Production: 2013

Cast:

MOJCA FUNKL: Sonja
PETER MUSEVSKI: Maks
GREGOR ZORC: Zorko
IVA BABIČ: Katarina
MAJA TARANIŠ: Alja
FRANJO DIJAK: Damir
BRANKO ZAVRŠAN: Borut
LOTOS ŠPAROVEC: Franci
NATAŠA TIČ RALIJAN: Tina

Production:

GUSTAV FILM, SENCA STUDIO, FILMOSTOVJE

Coproducers:
Propeler Film (Zagreb)
Pro.Ba (BIH)
RTV Slovenija

Financial support:
Slovenski filmski center