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Institute of Contemporary Arts
Oroslan, Matjaž Ivanišin, Slovenia / Czech Republic 2019, 72 min., Slovenian with English subtitles

Set in a remote Hungarian village and based on a Zdravko Duša short story, Matjaž Ivanišin’s Oroslan follows the lives of a Slovenian minority community as they grapple with grief and mortality following the death of an elderly villager. Ivanišin fabricates reality, juxtaposing the fictional and the observational with the tradition of oral storytelling to explore how Oroslan’s passing triggers rumination and introspection within the community. Often shot from behind or sharply from the side, Oroslan’s friends and acquaintances recount personal stories, slowly revealing their relationships with him and recreating his image through tales of their own fears and desires.

The screening is followed by a live Q&A with director Matjaž Ivanišin, hosted by Festival curator Nico Marzano, on 28 November. You can join this event for free at 6pm GMT here.
Book tickets
04:30 pm
Sat, 28 Nov 2020
Cinema 3
Full price: £6
ICA Members: Free

The film is only available to audiences in the UK. Please do not book if outside the UK, as you will not be able to access the film.

Oroslan is available to stream for seven days from 28 November, 4:30pm

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Director’s Introduction