Publish Date: 09.07.2020

Category: News from the University

This year, the student section of the programme at the renowned film festival in Cannes includes, for the first time ever, a student film from the University of Ljubljana Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (UL AGRFT). This is regarded as a great success, because as many as 1,952 applications were submitted for the student film category this year, but only 17 films were selected, including titles from the UK, Israel, South Korea, Hungary, USA, Poland and Germany.

The jury placed the film  Nobody Said I Have to Love You, made in co-production with RTV Slovenija, Studio 100 and with the financial support of the Slovenian Film Centre, into the Cinéfondation programme. Its purpose is to connect and present the young generation of film-makers and help them enter the professional creative scene.

In Nobody Said I Have to Love You, viewers are shown, in short form, an eloquent and profound story about the dimensions of the relationship between a father and his 11-year-old son. Based on a fragment of one of their encounters, it shows the present and indicates the past and future of their relationship, their alienation from one another, and of their non-love.

The film was made by director Matjaž Jamnik, the screenplay was written by director and the film’s director of photography Gaja Naja Rojec, while the cast includes Jernej Gašperin, Tin Vulovič, Tina Vrbnjak and Lea Mihevc. The music was written by Laren Polič Zdravič, editing done by Kristian Božak Kavčič, set design by Matjaž Pavlovec, costumes by Ana Janc, sound design by Samo Jurca, make-up design by Mirjam Kavčič, and Nina Robnik acted as producer.

The selected student films will be screened at the Palace of Festivals and Conferences in the autumn, for which the organisers have yet to announce the exact date and names of the jury members. 

This film, along with other acted, documentary and TV films by students of the UL AGRFT can be viewed here.