Stories From The Chestnut Woods

  • Zgodbe iz kostanjevih gozdov
  • Section: To the Point – Into the Wild
  • Slovenia, Italy
  • 2019 / 85 min
  • Director: Gregor Božič
  • Cast: Massimo De Francovich, Giusi Merli, Ivana Roščić, Janez Škof, Tomi Janezic
  • Slovenian and Italian version with English and Czech subtitles

Contact: Cercamon

In a forgotten region on the Italian border, the leaves of mighty trees rustle. An old carpenter meets a young woman selling chestnuts, and for a moment he sees the future as vividly as his distant past.

In the mid-20th century, in a decaying chestnut forest on the Italian-Slovene border, the setting sun reminds the stingy, old carpenter Mario of his late wife. While reflecting on his life, he meets the lonely, young chestnut seller Marta, who dreams of an easier life across the ocean. Gregor Božič captures their encounter in the god-forsaken landscape with a tremendous sensibility for natural beauty. Joy and sadness are accompanied by a captivating soundtrack.

Awards: Tallin Black Nights FF 2019: Best First Feature. Slovene FF 2019: Best Feature Film, Director, Actor, Photography, Costume Design, Sound, Music, Audience Award and others.

17. 6. 2020 from 7 pm you can also watch this film in the comfort of your home through the Cinema European House. More in our Special events.



Kino Evropský dům Wed 17.6. 19:00
Lucerna (Praha) Buy Sun 21.6. 20:45


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