Jožko RUTAR (Staragara), Boris T. MATIĆ (Propeler film)
Pero is a professional funeral speaker in a small Slovenian town. His unique gift is to make every funeral that extra bit special. Pero just can’t help turning his eulogies into witty personal confessions that bring the grieving crowd to tears for all the wrong reasons. At home Pero is busy trying to intercept his father’s frequent but hopelessly inept suicide attempts. Meanwhile he also seeks to win the heart of local girl Renata, who bears secrets beneath her innocent blonde curls. In all his daily fortunes and misfortunes Pero is assisted by his devote friend and fan Shooki. Although quite capable of enjoying life, Shooki often ponders about death and makes his own funeral plans. The otherworldly Ida has a weak spot for him and makes sure to cross his path ever more often. It remains to be seen whether Pero and his companions will succeed in their search for intimacy and love in the absurd chaos that is life. In such a seemingly innocent setting Gravehopping accumulates force and a dark abyss looms behind every moment of happiness - and the other way round. Director Jan Cvitkovic plays with the themes of heaven and earth, life and death. His characters live on the edge between the two worlds and they do not always end up on the side on which they would prefer to be.