Tartini's Key

by Vinci Vogue Anžlovar

Tartinijev ključ, fiction


Set in the picturesque coastal town of Piran, three children from distinct backgrounds cross paths. Mario, a local girl, lives with her grandmother. Robert, hailing from a modest family, is at summer camp while Barbara, from an affluent background, is on holiday with her father and his partner. She is also the unintended recipient of a misdirected SMS. This message sets off a domino effect, leading them through a series of puzzles and adventures tied to medieval Piran’s mysteries. As they outwit caricatured bandits, Grandemare and Jofa, their friendship bond strengthens and love sparks between Barbara and Robert. The culmination of their journey reveals the “treasure”: a collection of letters exchanged between famed violinist Tartini and the iconic violin maker, Stradivarius.
The film was presented at the 2023 festival in Tallinn as part of the Work in Progress – Just Films section.

Vinci Vogue Anžlovar
based on the book by
Roman Kukovič
Vinci Vogue Anžlovar
Zoran Dževerdanović
director of photography
Mirko Pivčević
production designer
Petra Kriletić
costume designer
Barbara Drmota
key make-up artist
Anita Ferčak
Svit Šturbej, Ella Lapajne, Maks Kerševan, Jurij Drevenšek, Zala Djurić, Goran Navojec, Primož Pirnat, Tanja Ribič, Janez Škof, Nenad Tokalić, Filip Vidušin
Blade Production
RTV Slovenija
in collaboration with
Film Studio Viba Film
Slovenian Film Centre
Vinci Vogue Anžlovar

Vinci Vogue Anžlovar (1963) is a multifaceted creative artist who writes music and scripts as well as directs films and TV series. His first artistic endeavours consisted of putting together several bands. He studied film direction at the AGRFT, University in Ljubljana. One of his screenplays won the international competition held by a Japan company Lakuna while he was still a student. He used the money award to shoot one of the most successful Slovenian films of all time: Grandma Goes South (1991). Vinci’s filmography from 2010 includes three features: Grandpa Goes South (2022), Selfie Without a Retouch (2016, documentary), and Vampire from Gorjanci (2011).

Blade, a production house founded in 2012 in Ljubljana, specialises in independent and auteur films, focusing on genre, debut, and socially engaged films. Our films aim to tell stories based on a diversity of life and imagination, are visually stunning, and are always original. We collaborate internationally to expand horizons and connect with excellent international creators. Our first feature, and also the first Slovenian horror feature, Idyll (2015, T. Gorkič), has been awarded nationally and internationally. Our second feature, political thriller All Against All (2019, A. Košak), a co-production between Slovenia, Northern Macedonia and Croatia, has been screened at more than 40 international festivals worldwide and has won many awards. Blade films have been awarded internationally at many prestigious festivals such as Berlinale, Oberhausen, Sarajevo, Chicago, Aspen, and many others. At the moment Blade’s upcoming line-up includes a film for young audiences Tartini’s Key, an adaptation of Roman Kukovič’s popular children's book of the same name, a feature documentary Punk under the Communist Regime, a psychological thriller Vultures, and a mockumentary End of Gravity by a renowned international artist Dragan Živadinov that will show a blend of visionary and artistic approaches to bringing culture to space.