World Premiere

Sanremo

Local title
Sanremo
Original title
Sanremo
Director
Miroslav Mandic
Country
Slovenia, Italy
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
OFFICIAL SELECTION – COMPETITION
Genre
/mängufilm/

The first frame of the film says everything that needs to be said – an old man sitting alone on a bench beside a road, blanketed in mist. Bruno wants to go home, he needs to feed his dog, but he is not quite sure where home is. He is lost in himself. His memory and sense of reality are fractured. Right beside the bench, there is a big tree – so big that it does not even fit in the frame. Nature is a separate character in Miroslav Mandić’s lifelike film – the transient and the eternal are constantly side by side here.

Bruno actually lives at a home for the elderly and is in love with a co-resident named Dusa. Their love story is fragmented, as they tend to constantly forget each other. Thus, they can always meet for the first time.

With its poetic film language, "Sanremo" is an impressive drama about love and time. Of what we remember and what we don’t. A contemplation that sneaks into your soul. The title of the film refers to the San Remo song festival and the 1964 winning song "Non ho l’età" (‘I’m Not Old Enough’) – the tune has been etched into the memories of both main characters.

Director Miroslav Mandić’s films have been screened at many well-known festivals (including Karlovy Vary, Locarno) and he has also made several documentaries. As is customary in the case of Mandić’s films, he is also the screenwriter of this film. "Sanremo" is largely inspired by personal experiences.

Liisi Rohumäe

Director
Miroslav Mandic
Screenwriter
Miroslav Mandic
Cast
Sandi Pavlin, Silva Čušin, Boris Cavazza, Mojca Funkl, Lara Komar
Producer
Miroslav Mandic, Nina Robnik, Marta Zaccaron, Fabiana Balsamo
DoP
Peter Zeitlinger
Editor
Andrej Nagode
Runtime
Language
Slovenian
Director
Miroslav Mandic

Miroslav Mandic (snd 1959) on lõpetanud Columbia ülikoolis kunstide eriala. Pärast lühikeseks jäänud filmikarjääri kodumaal Bosnia-Hertsegoviinas läks sõja eest 1990. aastate alguses pakku Tšehhi Vabariiki, kus ta lavastas rida dokumentaalfilme. Praegu elab režissöör alatiselt Sloveenias. Tema filmid on pälvinud auhindu paljudel mainekatel filmifestivalidel nagu Locarno, Chicago, Munich, Sarajevo, Melbourne ja Cairo. „Sanremo“ on Mandici kuues täispikk film.

Zivot radnika (A Worker's Life, 1987), Ljubav na granici (Borderline Lovers, doc, 2005), Searching for Johnny (doc, 2009), Adria Blues (2013), Igram, sem (I act, I am, 2018), Sanremo (2020)

Screenings

iSense hall Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening090102 / Sanremo
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening095001 / Sanremo
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall Electric Cinema Tartu
Screening112203 / Sanremo
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening160601 / Sanremo
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker