Slovenian film I AM FRANK / JAZ SEM FRENK at the 2020 AFI European Union virtual Film Showcase from December 15 to 20
Now in its 33rd year, the AFI European Union Film Showcase continues its tradition of bringing the best in European cinema to our audiences. This year’s Showcase is presented online for the first time and most films, including the Slovenian film I AM FRANK aka EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT or in original JAZ SEM FRENK, will be available to viewers throughout the United States. See the schedule of the rest of the festival.
A film by Metod Pevec explores the tensions between the old and new ways of doing things in independent, post-Communist Slovenia, centered on a family dispute over an inheritance. The free-spirited but emotionally troubled Frank (Janez Škof), still an idealist about now-discarded socialist ideology, returns home for the reading of his late father's will. His father was a leader in the country's transition to
free market enterprise, but Frank suspects that the inheritance money may have been earned through illicit dealings. Frank's capitalist-minded brother Brane (Valter Dragan) believes he has the full right to the inheritance and retains lawyers and some of his father's shadier cronies to ensure that he collects it. Meanwhile, the dormant love triangle among the two brothers and Brane's wife Ines (Katarina Čas) comes back to the fore.
The film will be available from December 15-20. As long the title begins by December 20, the movie is available for 48 hours to complete the viewing. For further information about the film check this link.
TO WIN A FREE TICKET, ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: What was the title of the second film by Metod Pevec directed in 2003?
Send your answer to: sloembassy.washington(at)gov.si. The first three (3) correct answers will be awarded free separate pass access codes to view the movie.
Also: VOTE for the AFI European Union Film Showcase Audience Award! All titles in this year’s Showcase are eligible for the Audience Award, but you can only cast your ballot for a film after viewing. One vote allowed per purchaser per film. Balloting for all films will begin on Wednesday, December 2 and end at 11:45 p.m. ET Saturday, December 19. Look for the winner to be announced on Sunday, December 20.