The Man Without Guilt

by Ivan Gergolet

Mož brez krivde, fiction
Expected delivery: Q2 2022
SI, IT

The story about personal revenge and redemption is set in Trieste, a town on the Adriatic coast near the border between Italy and Slovenia. A fifty-year-old widow, who works in a hospital, finds out that her husband’s former employer, who is in some way responsible for her husband's death, has been hospitalised due to a stroke. His son offers her work as his father's caregiver, not being aware of the connection between the two. She decides to accept the offer, longing for revenge.

screenwriter
Ivan Gergolet
director
Ivan Gergolet
producers
Jožko Rutar, Miha Černec
director of photography
Debora Vrizzi
production designers
Marco Juratovec
costume designer
Gilda Venturini
key make-up artist
Alenka Nahtigal
cast
Branko Završan, Valentina Canelutti
production
Staragara
co-production
Trarnsmedia, Propeler film
co-funding
Slovenian Film Centre, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission - FVG, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Fund, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism - MiBACT, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Eurimages
Ivan Gergolet

Ivan Gergolet (1977) is a member of the EFA, he graduated in cinema from the University of Bologna. He was one of the media activists that created OrfeoTV, the first street television in Italy, in 2002. Gergolet started working professionally in 2006, also as a runner, assistant director, and unit manager on several productions. Since 2008, he has taught filmmaking in high schools and the Trieste jail, developing and shooting short films, documentaries, as well as music and social videos to promote filmmaking as a social awareness and a tool for personal growth. His documentary debut Dancing with Maria (2014) was the first documentary ever selected for the International Film Critics Week programme of the 2014 Venice IFF, where it received the Civitas Vitae Price.