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Photo of Matjaž Ivanišin
Photo of Matjaž Ivanišin

Matjaž Ivanišin

“I am extremely grateful to have had the chance to work with these people. Their faces and their specific dialect are vital for this film. When I decided on the location, I felt it was crucial that I invite people from the environment the film is set in to work with me, and that as a result the basic story gets intertwined with local stories. ”

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    Matjaž Ivanišin Slovenia, 2017

    You won’t find any conventional sports in this essayistic documentary from Matjaž Ivanišin, but be assured it fulfils the promise of double-meaning in its title. A playful, 16mm study in Mediterranean masculinity, Playing Men ekes spectacle and wonder from its simple, cheese-rolling pleasures.

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