screenwriter, director

Bread and Circuses / Kruha in iger – film

Family Novak from a small town Velenje is drawn by lot to participate in a TV family quiz. The mother and the daughter are thrilled about appearing on TV, whereas the father and the son do not like the idea that much, especially because the show will take place during the carnival. On their way to the TV show the family gets into a misunderstanding with the police, at the TV station they get confused by a group of dressed up cocks, and things get truly interesting when the family gets to know the quiz moderator Jos Bauer better. Everything about the TV station seems quite different from up close and the family members’ values are turned upside down. Bread and Circuses is a comedy with a sent of nostalgia about socialistic Yugoslavia’s last breaths looking forward into brighter future days than they appear to be at the moment.

Družino Novak iz Velenja izžrebajo za nastop v družinskem kvizu. Mama in hči sta navdušeni, a sinu in očetu nastop ni po godu, zlasti, ker se oddaja dogaja za pusta. Na poti v Ljubljano se zapletejo v nesporazum s policijo, na televiziji jim štrene zameša družina pustnih petelinov, stvari pa postanejo resnično zanimive, ko se pobliže spoznajo z voditeljem oddaje Josom Bauerjem. Od blizu so stvari na televiziji namreč videti precej drugačne in družinskim članom se vrednote postavijo na glavo.
Komedija z nostalgičnim pridihom zadnjih zdihljajev socialistične Jugoslavije, zre v bolj s kruhom podmazano prihodnost, kot se čuti danes.

* Film, 2011 / 92 min / 16 mm
* Cast: Jonas Žnidaršič – Jos Bauer, Peter Musevski – Josip Novak, Saša Pavček – Jelka Novak, Jurij Drevenšek – Simon Novak, Janez Škof – Tomo, Igor Žužek – Marjan, Zvezdana Mlakar – Brigita Bauer, Gašper Tič – Oče Petelin, Nika Rozman – Lena, Grega Zorc – Jure, Barbara Zemljič – Damjana, Uroš Furst – Boris, Vladimir Vlaškalić – Načelnik Zvezdan Klavora, Miha Nemec – Izet Bešlagić, Tjaša Hrovat – Mojca Novak, Goro Osojnik – Oče Zajec, Ludvik Bagari – Oče Jazbec, Dušan Jovanović – Urednik, Jernej Gašperlin – Tibor, Lidija Sušnik – Jerica, Vesna Kačanski – Vesna, Sašo Klančnik – Vratar, Damir Leventič – Natakar Goran, Tomislav Jovanović – Skladiščnik, Jan Šiško – Lučkar Mojca Blažej Cirej – Mojca Blažej Cirej
* Director: Klemen Dvornik
* Screenwriter: Jaša Sketelj, Matjaž Sketelj, Barbara Zemljič
* Director of photography: Marko Kočevar, ZFS
* Costume designer: Katja Hrobat
* Scenography: Urška Košak
* Makeup: Mojca Gorogoranc Petrushevska
* Sound editing: Robert Sršen
* Sound recording: Vincent Laurence
* Music by: Davor Herceg
* Editing: Ivana Fumić
* Color: Teo Rižnar
* Set manager: Igor Godina, Anže Koron
* Production: Arkadena, RTVSLO