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Directed by Matjaž Ivanišin
FEATURE NARRATIVE 50 Minutes North American Premiere
Karpotrotter is a road movie about place, time, and memory, as well as an homage to filmmaker Karpo Godina, whose work flourished during the Black Wave of Yugoslav filmmaking in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Contemporary filmmaker Matjaz Ivanisin retraces the footsteps, 40 years later, of his compatriot’s road trip through small villages in the rural countryside. Constructed from Godina’s 8mm footage from this journey, Ivanisin interlaces this material with landscape footage from his current road trip and contemporary interviews of the citizenry who recall Godina’s visit decades earlier; period folkloric music augments the soundtrack. The filmmaker structures his film in five sections that articulate the local character of different villages. Richly multi-layered in both temporal and spatial terms, the filmmaker constructs a poignant meditation about the local village culture and inhabitants of this rural region of the former Yugoslavia.

-Jon Gartenberg
Experimental, First Time Filmmaker
About the Director(s)
Matjaž Ivanišin was born in Maribor in 1981. In 2000, he entered the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana to study Film and TV directing. Since his graduation in 2007, he has worked as a freelance filmmaker.
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Film Info
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    50 minutes
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    North American
Cast & Credits
  • Editor:
    Uja Irgolič
  • Cinematographer:
    Marko Brdar
  • Executive Producer:
    Violeta Legen
  • Director:
    Matjaž Ivanišin
  • Sound Design:
    Tom Lemajič, Julij Zornik
  • Producer:
    Đorđe Legen
  • Narrator:
    Nebojša Pop-Tasić
  • Screenwriter:
    Matjaž Ivanišin, Nebojša Pop-Tasić

  • Print Source
    Matjaž Ivanišin
    Studio Legen
    Maribor, 2000
    Phone: +386 313 41586
  • International Sales Contact
    Miha Černec
    Ljubljana, 1000
    Phone: +386 318 38761
  • US Sales Contact
    Miha Černec
    Ljubljana, 1000
    Phone: +386 318 38761
  • Press Contact
    Tiffany Malloy
    Sunshine Sachs
    New York, 10013
    Phone: 201 925 1122


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