Oroslan is a gentle fable from the artists behind Playing Men (Olhar ’18) that unfolds in a Slovenian community in rural Hungary on warmly textured 16mm film. It begins with the death of the titular villager (a slaughterhouse worker and steady drinker whose name means “Lion”) and proceeds through good-humored visits with friends, colleagues, and loved ones whose tales of palm readings, epileptic fits, trips driving spruce trees to Budapest, and other adventures work calmly to bring him to life. The film, based on a short story, documents a world while also revealing in the pleasures of fiction. (A. C)
Born in Maribor in 1981. In 2000, he entered the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana to study Film and TV directing. Since his graduation in 2007, he has worked as a freelance filmmaker.