Illyricvm (first feature)

original title:

Illyricvm

cast:

Filip Krizan, Labeat Bytyci, Ylber Bardhi, Robert Prebil, Franjo Dijak, Adrian Pezdirc, Ana Takac

screenplay:

Simon Bogojevic-Narath, Sasa Podgorelec

cinematography:

Aleksandar Kavic

editing:

Damir Cucic

set design:

costume design:

Zjena Glamocanin

production:

Kinorama, Forum Ljubljana, La Sarraz Pictures, Buka Production, SCCA/pro.ba, supported by Ministero della Cultura, with the support of Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Slovenian Film Centre, Kosova Cinematography Center, Eurimages, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission

country:

Croazia/Slovenia/Kosovo/Italy/Bosnia and Herzegovina

year:

2022

film run:

95'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (13/05/2022)

The year is 37 BC. A young Liburnian Volsus is taken by a Roman unit to help in what at first seems a simple task of collecting taxes, but the encounters with local Illyrian tribes soon lead to unexpected turns of events, as they show more resilience to subjugation than meets the eye. We see their archaic, emotional world of quaint and brutal laws and traditions through the eyes of this youngster, regarded by the Romans as a primitive barbarian, and gradually come to understand that their world is not all that different from our own.