Observing

by Janez Burger

Opazovanje, 2023, fiction, digital DCP, 1,33:1 (4:3), 24, c, 82 min
Finished Q2 2023
SI, HR, MK, IT

The harder a young paramedic tries to find out why she is receiving mysterious videos of a brutal crime streamed on Facebook, the clearer it becomes to her that she was also involved.

screenwriters
Janez Burger, Srdjan Koljević
director
Janez Burger
producers
Miha Černec, Jožko Rutar, Nina Robnik
co-producers
Boris T. Matić, Lana Matić, Robert Jazadziski, Igor Prinčič
executive producer
Nina Robnik
choreographer
Vlasto Ivanovič
director of photography
Marko Brdar
film editor
Miloš Kalusek
production designers
Špela Jelovčan, Vasja Kokelj
costume designer
Ana Savić Gecan
key make-up artist
Ana Bulajić Črček
hair designer
Ana Bulajić Črček
sound designers
Julij Zornik, Igor Popovski
featuring
Diana Kolenc, Nataša Keser, Vladimir Vlaškalić, Jure Henigman, Benjamin Krnetić, Pavle Ravnohrib, Blaž Setnikar, Vito Weis, Timon Šturbej, Maks Dakskobler, Damjana Černe, Sreten Mokrović, Lara Maria Vouk, Mojca Funkl, Robert Prebil, Gregor Zorc, Luka Cimprič, Aleš Kranjec, Lara Fortuna, Julita Kropec, Jan Cvitkovič, Suzana Krevh, Rok Rakas
production
Staragara
co-production
Transmedia, Propeler Film, Kaval Film, RTV Slovenija
co-funding
Slovenian Film Centre, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, RTV Slovenija, Film Studio Viba Film, North Macedonia Film Agency, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission - FVG, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism - MiBACT, Creative Europe - MEDIA
distribution
Slingshot Films
sales
Staragara, Slingshot Films
Janez Burger

Janez Burger was born in 1965 in Slovenia. He studied at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana and at FAMU in Prague, where he graduated from film and TV direction in 1996. For his films he has won several awards at Slovene and international film festivals. He also works in theatre and opera. He lives and works in Ljubljana.

“I am talking about empathy which comes on a very intimate level of each individual; when you empathize with another person. Sometimes all it takes is an understanding look, a word, a conversation, and a call for help. Minimal effort is required for this kind of empathy.”

WP:
Festival of Slovenian Film, Competition Feature Fiction, 2023

Awards:
3 Vesna Award awards (Festival of Slovenian Film, 2023)