Stories from The Chestnut Woods

  • Feature
  • 2019
  • 81 Minutes
  • Slovenia, Italy
  • Language: Slovene and Italian

Once upon a time, somewhere in a far-off land, lived an elderly husband and wife. The old woman fell sick and died, and the old man, a stingy carpenter, found himself alone. Pondering the life he had lived, he met a young woman, ...

Director: Gregor Božič

Screenwriter: Marina Gumzi, Gregor Božič

Production Company: NOSOROGI, Transmedia Production

Premier Status: National premiere



2019: Toronto International Film Festival (Discovery)/ Sao Paolo International Film Festival (New Directors Competition Brazil)/ Goa International Film Festival (International Competition, India)/ Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (First Feature Competition, Estonia)

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Marina Gumzi, Gregor Božič

Producer: Marina Gumzi

Editor: Gregor Božič

Music: Hekla Magnúsdóttir

Sound: Jan Vysocky

DOP / Camera: Ferran Paredes Rubio

Cast: Massimo De Francovich, Ivana Roščić, Giusi Merli


Gregor Božič

Born in 1984 in Nova Gorica, a Slovenian town on the border with Italy. He studied directing at Slovenie national film school, Rome and Berlin. Gregor is also a passionate researcher of Mediterranean pomology. He has directed the short films Hey Ho, Comrades (2007) and Shoes from Trieste (2014). Stories from The Chestnut Woods (2019) is his feature debut.

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