Pappenstory – A story about Slovenian amateur theater SAG Trieste / Pappenstory – štorija o slovenskem amaterskem gledališču SAG Trst (2017)

50 min / documentary, medium- length

In Trieste in the early 1970s, young, critical theatre enthusiasts, members of the Slovenian minority in Italy, started an amateur Slovenian theatre as a critical mirror of the situation among the Slovenians in the area. Their enthusiasm was recognised by the public both within and outside the Trieste province.

In 1975, the theatre secretly started working on Pappenstory, a provocative satirical cabaret the idea of which was to ridicule local Slovenian political and cultural elites. This brave attempt had unexpected consequences.

Film crew

Director: Martin Turk
Screenwriter: Martin Turk, Bogomila Kravos
D.O.P.: Radovan Čok
Music author: Dario Savron
Editor: Jurij Moškon
Sound designer: Francesco Morosini
Sound recordist: Vjekoslav Mikez, Marco Ceccotto, Havir Gergolet
Producer: Ida Weiss


Co-producer: Quasar Multimedia
Production Company: Bela film, podjetje za filmsko in video produkcijo ter distribucijo, d.o.o.
Co-funding: Slovenski filmski center, javna agencija RS

Technical data

Film format: Bluray
Aspect ratio: 1,85:1
Colours: color & b&w
Sound: stereo