Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021


Year: 2014
Run Time: 113 minutes


A quote from Dante’s Inferno sets the stage for this INFERNO, a parable of modern poverty in Ljubljana. Mare and Sonja have two young children. At the bottom rung of the Slovenian social ladder, they have nowhere to go and nobody left to ask for help. Mare is a loving father who reads bedtime stories to the kids – and initially even believes in fairy tale endings himself. He’s been out of work for months, laid off from his factory for breaking the boss’s arm in a fit of rage. His friend Vlado, the leader of the union, tries to help him get back on track. Meanwhile, the family has no food or gas for heat, and the kids are kicked out of kindergarten for non-payment. At the end of her rope, Sonja commits a horrific act of violence. In this new age of humiliating, dog-eat-dog Capitalism, can Solidarity movements still help people break out of their misery? (In Slovenian with subtitles) – B.B.

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George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition

Vinko Möderndorfer

Vinko Möderndorfer was born in Slovenia and graduated in Theatre Direction from the Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana. He directs theatre plays, opera performances, and television works. His "Landscape No. 2" was the Slovenian submission for the 2009 Oscars®.

"Suburbs" (2004), "Landscape No. 2" (2008), INFERNO (2014)

Eva Rohrman

Vinko Möderndorfer

Mirko Pivcˇevic

Andrija Zafranovic

Principal Cast
Marko Mandic´, Medea Novak, Marko Bukvicˇ, Lara Volavšek, Renato Jencˇek, Jernej Šugman

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