Seduce Me (Zapelji me)
Presented by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovenian Film Centre
Slovenia. Dir. Marko Šantić. 2013, 83 mins. Digital projection. U.S. premiere. With Janko Mandić, Nina Rakovec. Leaving behind the orphanage he has called home for the past nine years, 19-year-old Luka prepares to strike out on his own for the first time, starting with a visit to his father’s grave. But a bombshell revelation throws everything he thought he knew about his family into question. Finding solace only in a budding romance with Ajda, a colleague at the meatpacking plant he works at, Luka soon sees that relationship threatened by a secret within her own family. This hard-hitting Slovenian drama is a bold, emotionally charged portrait of young love under siege.