Tel Aviv on Fire
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Mischievously self-assured Mára and somewhat eccentric Heduš set out into the frozen wasteland in search of adventure – by car, naturally. After all, Mára’s turning fifteen soon. A road movie about the flies that occasionally buzz around even in winter, and a story – which will eventually end at a police station – that tells of the elusive bond of boyhood friendship and the irrepressible desire to experience something, even if you’re not exactly sure what. The director Olmo Omerzu returns to ZFF after Family Film (2015), a mixture of black comedy and family drama, which premiered at San Sebastián in 2015. Winter Flies earned him the Best Director Award at this year’s Karlovy Vary and was screened at Toronto Festival.
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Born in Ljubljana. He studied at FAMU and graduated with a feature A Night Too Young (Berlinale, Forum, 2012). In 2015, he finished his second feature, Family Film, which premiered at San Sebastián and was screened at ZFF, among other festivals.