The Miner is based on a true story of an immigrant miner in Slovenia, who in a sealed mine, deep underground, finds thousands of bodies of people thrown into a pit after WW2. He affronts the society by insisting to arrange a funeral for those unidentified victims, thus risking his job, the wellbeing of his family, and even his own life.
Leon Lučev, Marina Redžepović, Boris Cavazza, Nikolaj Burger
Festivals / Awards
Warsaw Itl. Fil Festival, Competition, Poland 2017: Special Mention, Ecumenical Jury, Special Mention
Festival of Slovenian Film, Competition, Slovenia 2017: Best Director, Best Actor, Best Editor
Triest International FIlm Festival, Competition, Italy 2018: Young Audience Award
DOP / Camera
Hanna Slak, Slovenian, born 1975 in Warsaw, based in Berlin, is a film director, multimedia artist and writer. She has written and directed feature films for the big screen (Blind Spot, 2001; Teah, 2007; Rudar, 2017), as well as documentary films and experimental shorts. She also creates video installations and video design for the stage. Her poems have been published in Slovenia, her short plays in English and German have been staged at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin. Her films are screened at festivals such as Cannes, Berlinale, Rotterdam, Locarno, and others.
Among the awards for her work are Best Director, Best Actor and Best Editing at the Festival of Slovenian Film for RUDAR; Silver Bear for Short Film for the experimental documentary Laborat (writer, editor, producer); Best Director at Sofia Film Festival, Best Actress (Manca Dorrer) at the Thessaloniki Film Festival and Don Quijote Prize at Cottbus Film Festival for feature film Blind Spot; Best Camera, Best Sound and Critics’ Award for Best Film at the Festival of Slovenian Film for children’s feature film Teah.
Her 3rd feature film RUDAR was the Slovenian entry for the 2018 Foreign Language Academy Awards (the Oscars).
Director’s Filmography of Feature Films, 2017: Rudar (The Miner), 2009: Some Other Stories – one episode of episode film, 2007: Tea (Teah) Childrens’ Film, 2002: Slepa pega (Blind Spot), 2001: Desperado Tonic – one episode of episode film