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Competition Programme - Documentary Film

Playing Men

Director: Matjaž Ivanišin
Slovenia, Croatia | 2017 | 61 min | Croatian, German, Italian, Slovenian


This film screens As part of the program Home/Playing Men .To buy tickets To this program, click here .


PLAYING MEN is a documentary essay about the relationships among Mediterranean men and their games. The film takes the form of a travelogue across Croatia, Italy, Slovenia and Turkey, and examines men, young and old, who come together like their ancestors did – to play games. During filming, however, the director suddenly faces a serious creative crisis and turns the camera on himself, turning the film into a playful homage to absurdity.



Director: Matjaž Ivanišin
Screenplay: Matjaž Ivanišin
Director of Photography: Gregor Božič
Editor: Matic Drakulić
Sound: Ivan Antić, Borna Buljević
Producer: Marina Gumzi
Production: Nosorogi
Contact: Marina Gumzi; marina@nosorogi.com
Co-producer, company, country: Vanja Jambrović, Tibor Keser; Restart


Matjaž Ivanišin
2017 – PLAYING MEN (documentary)
2017 – EVERY GOOD STORY IS A LOVE STORY (documentary)
2014 – HIŠKE / LITTLE HOUSES (documentary)
2013 – KARPOPOTNIK / KARPOTROTTER (documentary)
2011 – HIŠA NA JURČKOVI / A HOUSE ON JURČKOVA STREET (short film)
2009 – ŠENTILJ – SPIELFELD: MEJNI PREHOD, KI GA NI VEČ / ŠENTILJ – SPIELFELD: A BORDER CROSSING THAT ONCE WAS (documentary)
2005 – QUICK VIEW (short film)