The shooting of the feature Let's Be Frank by the screenwriter and director Metod Pevec begins

27. November 2017
The film Let's Be Frank tells the story of two brothers who are as dissimilar as if each of them came from his own corner of the divided Slovenian society.

On Thursday, 23 November, the shooting of the new feature by the screenwriter and director Metod Pevec, famous among the Slovenian audience particularly for his multiple-award-winning film Beneath Her Window as well for his remarkable documentaries Home and The Alexandrians, begins.

The film Let's Be Frank tells the story of two brothers who are as dissimilar as if each of them came from his own corner of the divided Slovenian society. Frank is a barstool apostle, subscribing to atavistic remainders of communist ideas and socialist values. Brane, on the other hand, is focused on personal success and adapted very successfully to the liberal capitalist circumstances. Once upon a time they played in the same band and loved the same woman. Had it not been for their father and an unusual heritage, they might have remained brothers; but this way they have got entangled in a very typically Slovenian story.

Pevec said the following about his film: "The screenplay for the film Let's Be Frank has been written because of Frank. Although a fictional character, Frank in fact visited me one day: he knocked on my door and introduced himself quite bluntly: "I'm Frank!". He did not beat around the bush, and he had a clear idea that I should make a film about him. Frankly, he was enveloped in the scent of alcohol and barroom stories. Even before I could express any doubts, he started talking about his brother, his father, his love, music, as well as himself. He seduced me into believing him and writing down his stories. Probably it is not a coincidence that I was shooting the documentary film Home at the time. That building was home to many Franks, either capitalised or not, as well as with other names. After all, what is true? Definitely more that we can see in the street or read in the newspapers."

Producer Danijel Hočevar, who has worked with Pevec ever since Pevec's first feature Carmen that he directed in 1994, had this to add: "Metod Pevec is a director who has dedicated the majority of his filmmaking career to tackling the various pressing social issues that have characterised the Slovenian reality ever since the Slovenian emancipation. Among all of his films, the feature Let's Be Frank represents the most complex study of what has been happening in our country ever since the attainment of the Slovenian independence."

Starring Janez Škof, Valter Dragan, Katarina Čas, Mojca Partljič, Silva Čušin, Mojca Ribič, Radko Polič, Anja Novak, Uroš Smolej, Primož Pirnat, Peter Musevski, Maja Sever, Emil Cerar, Davor Janjić, and many others.

The shooting should conclude in the beginning of January 2018, after a total of 33 days.

Written and directed by: Metod Pevec
Director of photography: Marko Brdar
Production design: Marco Juratovec
Costume design: Katja Hrobat
Makeup design: Mojca Gorogranc Petrushevska
Sound: Julij Zornik
Production manager: Matija Kozamernik
Producer: Danijel Hočevar
Produced by: Vertigo
Co-produced by: RTV Slovenija, Backroom Production (Serbia), Trice Films (Macedonia)
in co-operation with: Viba Film Studio
Financial support: Slovenian Film Centre, a public agency of the Republic of Slovenia

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