World premiere

The Man Without Guilt

Local title
Süüdimatu mees
Director
Ivan Gergolet
Country
Slovenia, Italy, Croatia
Year
2022
Programme
First Feature Competition
Genre
psychological drama
Subject
abuse, relationships, death, revenge

Angela is a dedicated and sensitive carer. She is a widow. Her husband, as many other workers in the area, died from asbestos-related diseases. When the man responsible for the many deaths, now crippled, is hospitalised, she accepts his son’s offer to become his caregiver, hoping to take her revenge.

This is the beginning of a journey for Angela, a journey into the tragedy of her loss, her suffering and her hatred. This clever script shies away from an easy plot, creating characters that are at the same time victims and executioners. Angela is taking her revenge but there is no easy way out of her past.

Director Ivan Gergolet’s first narrative feature has the elements of a thriller but it is capable of delivering a complex portrait of a woman’s emotions in the face of an avoidable tragedy. Thanks to the great performance by lead actress Valentina Carnelutti, Gergolet manages to capture the multi-layered psychological ordeal that lives in victims, but also the redemptive power of a human connection.

Malaika Bova

Director
Ivan Gergolet
Screenwriter
Ivan Gergolet
Cast
Valentina Canelutti, Branko Završan, Enrico Inserra, Livia Rossi, Rossana Mortara, Alessandro Bandini
Producer
Miha Černec, Jožko Rutar, Igor Prinčič, Boris T. Matić, Lana Matić
DoP
Debora Vrizzi
Editor
Natalie Cristiani
Production
Staragara, Transmedia Production, Propeler
Distributor
Slingshot Films
Runtime
Language
Italian
Subtitles
Estonian, English
Director
Ivan Gergolet

Filmograafia The Man Without Guilt (2022)

Best Film Award, grant of 5000 euros from National Geographic

Screenings

2nd Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening120201 / Süüdimatu mees
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsIvan Gergolet (Film Director), Boris Matić (Producer), David Cej (Producer), Jožko Rutar (Producer), Igor Princic (Producer), Lana Matic (Producer), Miha Cernec (Producer), Branko Završan (Actor), Valentina Carnelutti (Actress), Martina Serban (Assistant, Actress)
Q&A duration
Screening duration
8th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening150602 / Süüdimatu mees
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
9th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening170701 / Süüdimatu mees
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker