Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot

Year of participation 2014
Program Feature Competition

Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot
Producer(s) Igor Prinčič, Miha Černec
Director(s) Matteo Oleotto
Script Daniela Gambaro, Pier Paolo Piciarelli, Matteo Oleotto, Marco Pettenello
Director of Photography Ferran Paredes Rubio
Production designer Vasja Kokelj
Music by Antonio Gramentieri, Sacri Cuori
Sound Daniela Bassani, Marzia Cordò, Stefano Grosso
Edit Giuseppe Trepiccione
Cast Giuseppe Battiston, Teco Celio, Rok Prašnikar, Robert Citran, Marjuta Slamič
Production company(-ies) Transmedia E-mail: Tel.: +39 348 860 53 99 Staragara


Paolo Bressan spends his days at Gustino’s, who runs a tavern in a small village close to Gorizia. A 40 year old misfit, cynical and misanthropic, a true drinking professional and a compulsive liar, who reluctantly works at a retirement home cafeteria and is still unsuccessfully going after the dream of winning back his ex-wife Stefania. But things are about to change when Zoran shows up: a 15 year old kid with big glasses, whom Paolo “inherits” from a distant Slovenian relative, who speaks in a weird way and seems a little bit retarded.

Audience Award, FEDIC Award, FEDEORA Jury, Special Mention, Best Actor, Quality Label Award, International Critic's Week, Venice FF, Italy, 2013; Best Co-production, Best Art Direction, Festival of Slovenian Film, Slovenia 2013; Audience Award, Rec FF Tarragona, Spain, 2013; Young Jury Award, Sofia IFF, Bulgaria, 2014; Audience Award, Festa do Cinema Italiano, Portugal, 2014; Premio Mario Verdone, Festival del Cinema Europeo di Lecce, Italy, 2014

Moscow Cinema
 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
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