Jan Cvitkovič

Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1966



Cvitkovič is a director, screenwriter and actor. He gave up studying physics and spent some time ztravleling around Israel, Egypt and East Africa. In 1999, upon returning home he graduated in archeology and in that same year starred in and co-wrote the screenplay for the film V leru directed by Janez Burger.  Two years later he wrote the screenplay for and made his directing debut with the film Bread and Milk (Kruh in mleko, 2001), which won the Luigi De Laurentiis award at the Venice Film Festival in 2001. After the short feature The Heart Is a Piece of Meat (Srce je kos mesa, 2003), he directed the comedy Gravehopping (Odgrobadogroba, 2005) that also won several awards on festivals around the world. Afterwards he directed several short films and then the drama Archeo (Arheo, 2011). He took part in the international omnibus Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013). Currently his last film is the comedy Šiška Deluxe (2015).


Films by this director

Šiška deluxe

(Slovenia, 2015)

Directed by: Jan Cvitkovič

In this bitter-sweet comedy about three friends and their dramatic and at the same time funny adventures, Fedr, Mile and Zekir are friends from childhood who are aware that the time has come for them to grow up. Nevertheless, they have no idea how to go about doing that. When one of them inherits a small commercial space in Ljubljana’s neighborhood called Šiška, they decide to open a pizza place. Of course, things don’t go as smoothly as they planned and they experience...

color, digital, 108 min


(Slovenia, Croatia, 2005)

Directed by: Jan Cvitkovič

Pero je muškarac mlađe sredovječne dobi koji zarađuje za život držanjem pogrebnih govora. Oni su specifični po tome što svaki takav govor govornik obogati osobnom ispoviješću koja rasplače ožalošćenu rodbinu i prijatelje. Pero u obitelji ima nijemu sestru Idu čiji je dečko ljubomorni automehaničar Šuki, te oca udovca Dedu koji je već više puta pokušao počiniti samoubojstvo… Jan Cvitkovič, uz Damjana Kozolea i Janeza Burgera međunarodno naj...

color, 103’
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