Cankar / Cankar (2018)

90 min / documentary feature, Feature Film

Ivan Cankar (1876-1918) is considered as one of the most important Slovenian writers. His words still possess the same strength and freshness as when they were written. He is an icon of the Slovenian nation: saluted, abused for political programmes, but only rarely read, let alone understood.

The documentary side of the movie contradicts the myths created around the writer's alcoholism, relationships with many women, and the causes of his death. The acted scenes, however, are inspired by motifs from Cankar's literature, preserved letters, and texts written by his partners.


Rok Vihar
Lara Vouk
Helena Peršuh
Jaka Lah
Nina Rakovec
Luka Cimprič
Robert Prebil

Film crew

Director: Amir Muratović
Screenwriter: Amir Muratović
D.O.P.: Rado Likon
Music author: Tim Žibrat
Animator: Irena Romih
Production designer: Andrej Stražišar
Costum design: Marta Frelih
Editor: Amir Muratović, Janez Bricelj
Makeup Artist: Eva Uršič
Sound designer: Peter Gruden
Sound recordist: Jože Trtnik
Producer: Rado Likon


Production Company: Cebram d.o.o.
Co-production Company: Radiotelevizija Slovenija, javni zavod, Ljubljana
Technical support: FS Viba film Ljubljana
Co-funding: Slovenski filmski center, javna agencija RS

Technical data

Film format: DCP
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Colours: color
Sound: Digital 5.1 SR-D