Archive Cinema City 2012.


Country: Slovenia
Year: 2011
Duration: 80 min

Director: Jan Cvitkovič
Scenario: Jan Cvitkovič

Cast: Niko Novak, Medea Novak, Tommaso Finzi

Programme selection: Special Screenings


Man, Woman and Boy. Three individuals in a timeless landscape. They do not know each other, their cultural background is indefinite. They try to survive individually. However, every so often their paths cross and gradually they establish contact, although initially utterly mistrusting and occasionally hostile. A little at a time, through various situations, they start developing relationships. Arche-man, arche-woman and arche-boy eventually get rid of fear,hostility, insecurity and join in an archecommunity we call family. An arche-film about an arche-family.

Jan Cvitkovič about a film: »Archeo is a purefilm. A film about past, present and future. A film about need for security,warmth and love.«

Awards: 14th FESTIVAL OF SLOVENIAN FILM: Vesna Award for best live-action film, Vesna Award for best director - Jan Cvitkovič, Vesna Award for best cinematography - Jure Černec


Jan Cvitkovič (1966), writer, director, poet, archeologist, actor. After appearing in Janez Burger first feature film Idle Running as a main actor and co-writer, he made his first feature film Bread and Milk (2001) and winning Lion of the future Award at Venice FF. In 2005 he presented his second feature film Gravehopping which has won several awards and among them was also the Best New Director Award at San Sebastian International FF. In 2011 he has finished his third feature film Archeo which has already won awards at national Slovenian Film Festival.