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EUFF: Slovenia | Slovenia, Australia and Tomorrow The World

  • Ottawa Art Gallery 50 Mackenzie King Bridge Ottawa, ON, K1N 0C5 Canada (map)

Marco Nabersnik, 2017 | 116mins

Featuring lifelike characters and a universally relatable narrative, Slovenia, Australia and Tomorrow the World follows the story of Boris Jenko, a middle class family man who works as an electrician within a multi-level company. Jaded by the prospects of perpetually unadventurous family life, Boris begins to have dreams of greater success, dreams that come to fruition when he is tapped to work for Cosmica, a largely successful company providing door to door sales and counselling services. Problems arise however when Boris realizes that this lifestyle of wheeling and dealing and success within his business comes at the cost of his steady family life. Illuminatingly poignant and markedly funny at times, Slovenia, Australia and Tomorrow the World contains a unique blend of drama and comedy, highlighted by performances by Slovenian stalwarts Jure Ivanusic and Aljosa Ternovsek, and was nominated for the Golden Sun Award at the 2017 Cinedays Skopje Film Festival.

Presented with English subtitles.

Ce film raconte l’histoire de Boris Jenko, un homme de famille de classe moyenne qui travaille comme électricien pour une compagnie à paliers multiples. Blasé à l’idée d’une vie de famille monotone à perpétuité, Boris commence à rêver de plus grand succès. Ses rêves deviennent réalité lorsqu’il est sollicité pour travailler chez Cosmica, une compagnie très prospère qui offre des services de vente et de conseils au porte-à-porte. Les problèmes se pointent, cependant, quand Boris voit que ce style de vie de marchandage et de succès en affaires lui coûte sa vie de famille stable.

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