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North American Premiere

Slovenia | 50 MINUTES | Slovene | English subtitles


Experimental, First Time Filmmaker
Karpotrotter is a road movie about place, time, and memory, as well as an homage to filmmaker Karpo Godina, whose work flourished during the Black Wave of Yugoslav filmmaking in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Contemporary filmmaker Matjaz Ivanisin retraces the footsteps, 40 years later, of his compatriot’s road trip through small villages in the rural countryside. Constructed from Godina’s 8mm footage from this journey, Ivanisin interlaces this material with landscape footage from his current road trip and contemporary interviews of the citizenry who recall Godina’s visit decades earlier; period folkloric music augments the soundtrack. The filmmaker structures his film in five sections that articulate the local character of different villages. Richly multi-layered in both temporal and spatial terms, the filmmaker constructs a poignant meditation about the local village culture and inhabitants of this rural region of the former Yugoslavia.

-Jon Gartenberg

This film is co-presented by:


Directed by Matjaž Ivanišin

Matjaž Ivanišin was born in Maribor in 1981. In 2000, he entered the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana to study Film and TV directing. Since his graduation in 2007, he has worked as a freelance filmmaker.
Matjaž Ivanišin
Matjaž Ivanišin, Nebojša Pop-Tasić
Đorđe Legen
Uja Irgolič
Marko Brdar
Executive Producer
Violeta Legen
Nebojša Pop-Tasić
Sound Design
Tom Lemajič, Julij Zornik


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