Around the Corner

by Martin Turk

Za vogalom, 2022, fiction, digital DCP, 1,66:1 (5:3), 25, c, 13 min
Finished
SI
Nejc is an 11-year-old boy who witnesses peer violence. He decides to befriend Timi, the victim.
screenwriter
Martin Turk
director
Martin Turk
producer
Ida Weiss
director of photography
Mitja Ličen
music composer
August Adrian Braatz
film editor
Tomislav Pavlic
production designer
Niko Novak
costume designer
Polonca Valentinčič
key make-up artist
Mojca Gorogranc Petrushevska
sound designer
Julij Zornik
featuring
Julijan Weiss Turk, Jaka Jakopič, Enej Kaše, Maksimiljan Franceschini Muhič, Iva Babić, Matej Puc, Marinka Štern, Niko Novak, Leon Matek, Zoran Lesjak
production
Bela film
co-funding
Slovenian Film Centre
distribution
Bela film
Martin Turk

Martin Turk (1978, it). His short film Every Day Is Not The Same (2008) premiered in the Cannes' Quinzaine des Realisateurs and was then a part of numerous selections worldwide. Turk developed his debut feature film script Feed Me With Your Words (2012) in the Cannes Film Festival's programme The Cinéfondation Residence 2009. Its festival circuit includes São Paulo, Turin, Tallinn, Mumbai, Montpellier, New York, Los Angeles, San Jose, Oporto, Pula... His short film A Well Spent Afternoon (2016) premiered at FilmFest Dresden, which was followed by more than 35 international film festivals, including New York ICFF, Edinburgh IFF, Sarajevo IFF, Leeds, Montpellier, TIFF – Kids, and Oberhausen Int. Short Film Festival where it won EVO Promotional Award of the Children's Jury. His feature film A Good Day's Work (2018), produced by Turkish public television TRT, Obala Art Centar Sarajevo, and Bela Film Ljubljana through Sarajevo Film Festival pilot project Sarajevo City Of Film for Global Screen, was premiered at Busan IFF. His third feature film Don't Forget To Breathe (2019) premiered in a competitive section of the Rome Film Fest’s Alice Nella Città, dedicated to films for the young audience. In 2020 the film won the Vesna Award for Best Feature Film and Best Cinematography at the Festival of Slovenian Film.

“After my son had a fight at school I found myself in the situation of how to react. I didn’t know what really happened between the two boys and who was right. In the complexity of the children's world, there is a variety of truths and I wanted to see the situation as honest as possible from the perspective of a child. This situation eventually lead me to make the short film Around The Corner.”

Awards:
Special Mention ------- (La Matatena Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños (...y no tan Niños), 2023)